Case Stories

I will be living my life to the fullest
Tue, 06 Jan 2015

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis three weeks ago on my initial visit to a rheumatologist.  My presentation was two hands that didn't work, right hand was very swollen and couldn't be closed, painful and no strength. Had been going on for four months.

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I'm very emotional about my skin
Wed, 10 Dec 2014

I'm 33 and have had Psoriasis since I was 8 years old.   I always managed my condition fairly well as a teenager using topical treatments and going for light therapy when I was unable to keep it under control.  My psoriasis went away during my first pregnancy and returned really slowly but was... Read More

Stay focused on your dreams
Thu, 30 Oct 2014

I may have had traces of un-diagnosed scalp psoriasis for several years and it defiantly runs in my family.  But April 2013 when I just started a new job working in the emergency room I had a full-blown angry red rash all over my body.  I happened to ask the emergency room doctor I work with... Read More

Make the most of your good days
Tue, 30 Sep 2014

It was early January 2014 when I began getting constant aches and pains. That is just what I thought they were. I had been extremely busy over the christmas period working full time hours at a store in town as well as studying at university.

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I started to develop small patches of psoriasis on my knees and elbows in my late 20s
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

I am 63 years old. I started to develop small patches of psoriasis on my knees and elbows in my late 20s. By the time I was forty I had a full blown case. I attempted to treat it myself with over the counter cortisone cream. Didn't really do much.

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My advice; don't wait and don't be fobbed off
Fri, 19 Sep 2014

I have had Psoriasis most of my life (originally diagnosed as childhood eczema then corrected to scalp & skin Psoriasis at age 17), then about 10 years ago I had a problem with what the doctor said was 'recurring tendonitis' in my right foot.  She told me if I lost weight it would help.  I... Read More

This is my life now, and I'm going to make the most of it
Fri, 05 Sep 2014

I have all the dates.  I used to keep a workout journal, and I was training for a half marathon, and up to running 19 km back in November 2011.  I felt a huge cramp in my right buttock while running, but it was a beautiful day, I felt good otherwise and continued.  The run is part road and part... Read More

Learnt to live with it and get on with life
Fri, 25 Jul 2014

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis nearly 5 years ago. I had had lower back pain for many years and put this down to my job as a dental surgeon.

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I wish that people would understand
Tue, 15 Jul 2014

Who would of thought that I would not be able to return to my favorite sport after a "simple" tumble. Year was 2011 and I had just started a new job in a upscale car dealership.

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There’s nothing wrong with asking for help
Fri, 04 Jul 2014

I was a sporty teenager who liked nothing better than running around a hockey pitch or netball court. So when I was 16 and started complaining about feeling unwell in 1980, I was dismissed as being a bit of a hypochondriac.

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