Hi everyone, I think I joined this 5 years ago when I got reactive arthritis but once I recovered and finished uni my old email address was cancelled...alas now I am back.
I started having major left shoulder and neck pain about 2 weeks ago and thought it was an ear infection but then my left knee and foot started swelling up and I knew something was definitely wrong.
I was in Italy doing a work experience placement at the time and when the doctor diagnosed psoriatic arthritis I knew I had to come home.
I am now awaiting an appointment with rheumatology and the inflammation has spread to my left wrist and is v painful.
So I am just waiting really to find out which one it is, and hoping it is nowhere near as aggressive as last time, which took me out of uni for a year.
If anyone else has reactive/psoriatic and knows how u can tell the difference between them (my sister has psoriasis but I don't) would be great to chat! xx