Case Stories

I’ve run out of patience with misdiagnosis and medications
Fri, 23 Feb 2018

I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in my spine, at 42. I feel like I'm 102, and been through three different doctors this is my last one in my city.

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It is a part of my life
Tue, 09 Jan 2018

I have had psoriasis since I was 14.  I am 22 now and it has always been the same.

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I feel so embarrassed
Tue, 30 May 2017

I am 54 and developed psoriasis around 5 years ago. When I first got it my body started tingling like pin pricks all over my body. 

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I feel no one is helping me
Tue, 28 Mar 2017

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 3 years ago and been on methotrexate until last May when the rheumatologist said I have fibromyalgia and took me off methotrexate.

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I was picked on
Wed, 11 Jan 2017

My first attack was when I was 15, I was covered in lesions and I was in care. I was picked on and staff accused me of having scabies! 

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Life must go on!
Mon, 24 Oct 2016

My story started in 2015. I woke one night with shooting pains down my right arm. It was so bad that I paced the floor for hours. No painkillers helped. It left me with numb fingers.

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Be positive, adapt, look after yourselves and good luck!
Thu, 22 Sep 2016

I am a 49 year old man, ex Army,  and have always been very fit and active, keen cyclist (racing mountain bikes and road time trials). I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in November 2015.

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My employment is on hold because of my condition
Thu, 04 Aug 2016

My father was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis about a year ago. I experienced a lot of flaking and itchiness around my scalp, at first I thought it's just an ordinary dandruff, but it wasn't at all.

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I have learned to get on with life
Thu, 21 Jul 2016

I have very little psoriasis, just on my scalp after the birth of each of my babies. After the birth of my fourth child in 2004, I started to develop aches and pains, but put this down to having four young children and working as a nurse.

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The last thing I expected was psoriatic arthritis
Thu, 14 Jul 2016

I have suffered with psoriasis and eczema since birth. My psoriasis has flared up and down over the years and it's just something I've learnt to live with. I am now 39. I know it's something that will eventually disappear and move to another area.

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