Case Stories

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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This is my story
Wed, 02 Jul 2014

It was just over 4 years go I got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.  It was a shock, I did not know what was happening.  I was a fit person worked since I was 17 and just lost a computer contract and that weekend my symptoms started.  I could not get out of bed, my hands/fingers were numb, my... Read More

I am in a much better place
Wed, 02 Jul 2014

I had scalp psoriasis as a teenager which was put down to hormones, I was given shampoos and creams but being a typical teen I was too lazy to keep up the scalp applications. I also began to get mild skin patches but not enough to worry me.

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It's a part of me and my life
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

After having gone through a stressful time from aged 10 to 14 years, when my family moved and I had to go to 3 new schools, I developed a facial rash and scaly scalp. I had never had skin problems before, although my mum said that I had dry, scaly ears as a baby!

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He loves me regardless
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I started getting psoriasis in my late teens.  My scalp was a mess and I underwent the usual multitude of skin scrapes, lotions and potions before getting a definitive diagnosis.  

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PsA without knowing it for years
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

Like most people I probably had PsA without knowing it for years. About ten years ago I had a very bad knee but just put it down to being an injury as I used to be in the building trade. This would flare up from time to time.

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I had never heard of the condition
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis a year after my youngest child was born,25 years ago. I had never heard of the condition, never had psoriasis before. I had been sent to a skin specialist because I had a really itch, flaky scalp.

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Trouble with pain within my joints
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I have been struggling with psoriasis for over 15 years and could control it more or less, about 3 years ago after  having trouble with pain within my joints especially my legs .

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