Case Stories

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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I have a don't care attitude towards my psoriasis
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was first diagnosed when I was 18. Psoriasis appeared over night literally!

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The future and it's looking a lot brighter and pain free
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

As a child I had fairly severe psoriasis. I am 47 now and back then, the main treatments were steroid creams and cold tar ointment thankfully I went through puberty and it seem to disappear and I thought that was then end of it.

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I've learnt to enjoy every day
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I first had Psoriasis when I was about 12 years old, it appeared under my eyes and my elbows.

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He tells me I'm beautiful
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 17, 8 years ago. I had just started the depo birth control shot. A few days later I developed a dime sized spot on my thigh. I didn't think anything of it, until it grew in size and other spots appeared.

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I've almost found the me, I thought I'd lost.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

Shortly after the birth of my daughter I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  Very soon after this diagnosis I began to notice my finger nails looked different. Clippings after clippings were sent away to check for fungal infections and were clear.

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I had to get assertive
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I was first ill in the winter of 1979/80 with a flu like virus. I was working full time and had a daughter who was one, so I carried on as best I could. A few weeks later, I noticed my scalp was itchy and I had a rash on my lower legs.

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I had psoriasis at the age of 17
Tue, 01 Jul 2014

I had psoriasis at the age of 17 , it became really bad that it was painfull and would split, I was given creams and lotions but nothing touched it , I felt everyone was pointing at me and talking about me , then 1 day I discovered Vaseline, I covered myself in it then went into shower got a bic... Read More

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