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Dr. David Bailie
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
26 years in practice
310K people helped
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Eligible for disability? Worked typing for over nine years. Lost job last september along with ins. Can't afford ins. Now having medical problems. Bursitis in shoulders. Psoriasis since age 12 and now suffering from psoriatic arthritis. Day to day activit

Dr. David Bailie
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
26 years in practice
310K people helped
Eligible for disability? Worked typing for over nine years. Lost job last september along with ins. Can't afford ins. Now having medical problems. Bursitis in shoulders. Psoriasis since age 12 and now suffering from psoriatic arthritis. Day to day activit

Doubtful: To be eligible for disability usually means you cannot work at anything. Depends on your state but sounds like you have some medical issues and lost your job and that does not mean you are disabled ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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11 years in practice
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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,265 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is a condition in which there is breakdown of cartilage in joints. This results in bones rubbing together, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joints. Common causes include infection, general wear and tear on the joints, and autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Yes: Methotrexate is generally well tolerated even at your dose of 25 mg weekly. Your doctor will order prriodic lab tests to screen for any med toxicities. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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11 years in practice
93K people helped
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & prescribed enbrel. How effective, in the long term, are these injections? Any downsides? Thank you!

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & prescribed enbrel.  How effective, in the long term, are these injections?  Any downsides?  Thank you!

Extremely effective: Tnf agents are extremely effective in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. It is surprising that the side effects were not reviewed with you prior to starting the med. The major risk is infection with other possible side effects being reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

Bad choice.: Steroids taken for long periods always have side effects. Also, they will invariable flare psoriasis upon withdrawal. There are many remitting agents, including sulfasalazine, methotreate, and tnf-alpha inhibitors. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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11 years in practice
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Board Certified, Rheumatology
46 years in practice
388K people helped
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
435K people helped
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What is the best way to ease the pain of psoriatic arthritis?

Dr. Kristi Kohl
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
435K people helped
What is the best way to ease the pain of psoriatic arthritis?

Treat psoriasis: Treating the psoriasis usually will help the inflammatory portion of the psoriatic arthritis. If you are still having trouble with the arthritis, there are many options for medicines that can decrease your body's inflammatory response which then will give you relief. See your doctor, and if you aren't getting adequate relief, consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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Dr. Clive Segil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
53 years in practice
291K people helped
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How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

Dr. Clive Segil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
53 years in practice
291K people helped
How can psoriatic arthritis be treated?

Yes: Multiple meds. Check with rheumatologist what is appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
2M people helped
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I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. What should I do?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
2M people helped
I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. What should I do?

Rheumatologist: There are many effective treatments, dependent upon extent of disease. Rheumatologist and dermatologist collaboration would be very helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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What can I do to treat psoriatic arthritis?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
What can I do to treat psoriatic arthritis?

See your doctor.: A rheumatology referral may be necessary, but a nsaid, with sulfasalazine and Methotrexate given once weekly are my first treatments. The biologics work (enbrel, humira, remicade) work, but are quite expensive, not generic, require prior authorization, and almost always require prior Methotrexate therapy. Leflunomide, azothioprine, and Cyclosporine are options, given by someone in rheumatology! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Board Certified, Rheumatology
10 years in practice
458K people helped
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Is it possible to get psoriatic arthritis young?

Dr. Michael Laccheo
Board Certified, Rheumatology
10 years in practice
458K people helped

Yes: It is more typical for psoriatic arthritis to start when you are young. Usually, around 30, but you can get it at any age. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Psoriatic Arthritis (Definition)

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis, a pain and swelling of a stiff joint, that occurs with psoriasis of the skin. Psoriasis appears as red, scaly patches on the body, and the cause of ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
1,392 doctors shared insights

Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


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