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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

I was prescribed prednisone 4 weeks ago as my left hand swelled enormously and psoriatic arthritis was thought to be the cause. I have suffered with mild pustular psoriasis mostly on the soles of my feet for some 10 years. The drug was given pending receipt of the blood and MRI tests. I have a consultation with my Consultant which is due to take place tomorrow.
It’s been nearly two weeks since i finished my dose notwithstanding the results were excellent I still had swelling which over the… read more

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Best of luck with your Rheumatologist... Prednisone is just to reduce inflammation but sometimes necessary... Ask your Rheumatologist about anti inflammatory diets, supplements, Biologics and then do some research to make an informed decision.
Fight this with everything you’ve got.. Blessings..

posted 4 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Start by asking if steroids work for Ps in most cases? The answer is no. It is rare for us that it does but will for other disease we may also have (comorbidity). Steroids aren't really a treatment for disease but for symptoms. Ask how they actually intend to treat your illness.

posted 4 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Pasty, ask your doctor about an anti-inflammatory diet.

posted 4 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have avoided methotrxate too.....

posted 4 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Temporary fix

posted 4 months ago
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