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Psoriasis Arthritis Symptoms
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A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
I quit Humira (adalimumab) for my Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis for 4 1/2 months. Symptoms returning. Can I restart my normal dose or is a loading dose needed?
Clinical judgement: On whether you will need the medicine again in the first place, as why did you quit using it? Decision to restart is based on clinical judgement of the physician(s) managing your case. As for the loading dose, it may be needed if the decision is to restart, best wishes ...Read more
Im 29 & have what dr thinks cld be psoriasis on toenails but no skin symptoms. Have arthritis in back & chronic pain. Can this be psoriatic arthritis?
Sometimes: Psoriasis is an immunological condition that affects the skin and joints. However, not everyone have manifestations of both, and many have only skin or only joint involvement. We are learning that psoriasis also affects the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk for heart disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does being exposed to the sun a lot cause psoriasis to flare up? And does having psoriasis increase my likelihood of having arthritis?
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes red patches on the body. About 1 in 20 people with psoriasis will develop arthritis with the skin condition. In most cases, psoriasis comes before the arthritis. New medications that block an inflammatory protein called tumor necrosis factor (tnf) are the treatment of choice: humira, enbrel, remicade, simponi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Started taking humira (adalimumab) in January 2014, 40mg bi weekly, I have Psoriasis Arthritis. It was great. I have a problem with the insurance and I quit Hum?
What's the ?: There are alternatives for Humira (adalimumab) for your condition but the first thing would be for your doctor to request authorization which may require a peer-to-peer discussion. If still unsuccessful, consider writing to your state's insurance commissioner to file a complaint. ...Read more
I am 47 yr male suffering from severe plaque psoriasis and arthritis, what are some alternative medicines?
Since my mom has Crohn's disease and I have psoriasis am i likely to develop Crohn's disease too? Does this increase chance of arthritis?
A chance: Crohn's has a genetic component. Offspring have about a 5% chance of getting crohn's if a parent has it. There is also an overlap between crohn's, psoriasis and arthritis, i.e. An increased associated risk. The good news is that if crohn's is treated early, there is probably a better outcome. So by being aware of your risks, you are doing your best and ahead of the game. ...Read more
Hi I am having psoriasis. Recently I had blood test . Everything is normal except
25 OH VITAMIN - 12.9 ng /ml
E.S.R -20 mm/1 Hr
MCHC 35 %
can you suggest me something out of these figures .. Is it a condition for arthritis ?
Labs: Lab results are meaningful only in the context of the person. High MCHC in a healthy person may simply be a problem with the calibration of the machine or reflect that reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. I'd ignore sed rate / ESR. You'll do yourself a huge favor if you address the vitamin D issue -- sunlight, diet, supplements. ...Read more
Yes: Irregular menstrual cycles can be a side effect. Typically lighter or stopping altogether. Some women experience menopausal hot flashes or vaginal dryness. This typically occurs in higher doses. Make sure to have birth control too, as causes birth defects if you become pregnant. I'm sure your rheumatologist has gone over these effects, speak w/ him/her about dose and side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
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