A quick introduction... I have had psoriatic arthritis since I was 10 years old... the arthritis fist and the psoriasis later. My mother took me to the doctor one day when I couldn't walk because the pain in my right knee was so bad... the doctor said there was nothing wrong with me and I probably just didn't want to go to school.. and that continued for 50 years, seeing one quack after the other masquerading as medical professionals, until I finally got a diagnosis last week.. and everything fell into place. I have never met anyone with the same condition and have often felt utterly frustrated and very alone as none of the medical professionals I have ever seen understood the condition until last week of course. I'm right in the middle of a major flare-up, (left ankle, both knees and left wrist).. Its nice to be part of the group..