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Psoriatic Arthritis Stomach Problems
I have psoriatic arthritis & fibromyalgia. I frequently have a problem with my dominant arm, left, with tingling and a very uncomfortable feel, why?
Arm problem: Neither psoriatic arthritis or fibromyalgia don't seem to manifest with tingling as their main symptoms. Both are manifested with pain primarily, arthritis in the joints and fibromyalgia in the muscles. Tingling may not be related to these. There may be a nerve involvement or a medication side effect. You should talk to your doc about that. ...Read more
Psoriasis is 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
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
I am being treated for psoriatic arthritis and hypothyroidism... And now they think I have sjorgens syndrome bc of mouth problems! is that possible?
On prozac with no problems then had methatrexate for psoriatic arthritis. Then had panic attack. Put on zoloft but would like to go back on prozac but anxious about this. Not on methotrexate anymore. Thank you.
Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis. Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid for 15 years?
Prilosec effects?: Prilosec and Prevacid are proton pump inhibitors that reduce stomach acid production. They are used to treat heartburn, stomach inflammation and ulcers. Recently there have been some reports that long term usage could increase the risk of osteoporosis ( decreased bone density). I am not familiar with the drug causing any of the problems you have, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more
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