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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

Hi everyone have you all managed to hold down a full time job with this awful disease and the medication plus the side effects thanks

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi everyone. I know this is abbot of an old question now, but I have been off work for 6months as my PsA flared up and I have been waiting for the rheumatologist to give me sulfasalzine, which I have just started. Since being off I have had really bad depression and am trying to reduce my pain killers as I am still on tramadol and morphine plus a few other things.
I am worrried about returning to work as they are not being helpful and I work shifts and I think that contributed to my flat up. I would be interested to know how long people have been of and how often something like this is likely to flare up. I have had this undiagnosed for years and been able to manage up until now. Cheers #PsA #mentalhealth #sickness #sulfasalzine

posted over 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Yes I have its manageable what you need to do is take it day by day ignore the ignorance of other people and treat your skin in the morning when you come home from work and just before you go to bed. If you are on tablets just remember to take them when you are supposed to do and same with injection. It just takes a bit of time to get into a routine but it is doable. Send me a message anytime if you ever want to talk.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have a full time job as well. By the end of everyday, my feet and lower legs feel tingly and a little numb, my toes are so stiff I can hardly move them. My knees hurt, and can hardly use my hands other than minor objects. I can hardly wait for darkness to come so I can get into bed. I have found that B12 patches help me get thru the day. My doctor has me on Humira, Sulfazalzine, and Methatrexate. I would like to stop some of the meds. Any advice from others would be appreciated. New to the group and look forward to others advice.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I held a full time job with psorasis and have developed arthritis since.. I have been on Stelara since 2007 so now psorasis is under control and arthritis seems to be at bay..

posted over 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

It is not easy !! I wore long shirts all the time and working in food industry we had to wear hair nets ,gloves and hard hats so head covered . All goes good if your fellow employees have lots of empathy and understand somewhat the disease is not infectious to anyone . .

posted 4 months ago
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