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Hi I'm new here and I'm not quite sure how to work this or what to say so forgive me if I do it wrong . I am a 21 year old woman and i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis when I was 18. I'm struggling quite a bit recently with my arthritis so I'm looking to hopefully talk to some people who understand what it's like. Anyway I hope this was an okay introduction.


  • TomTom Posts: 73 mod

    Welcome to the forum, @littleraincloud. You have psoriatic arthritis and are looking for information from others to help.

    That is the whole purpose of these forums. You are definitely not alone. There follows some links to guides form our website:


    I hope these help and do let us know how you get on.


  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,207 ✭✭✭

    That was an absolutely fine introduction @littleraincloud 😊

    I love your name too.

    There are a fair few on here who have PsA so you are definitely not alone. Any questions do ask people will be very happy to share their experience.

    Take care


    Toni xxx
  • kathleenTkathleenT Posts: 3,140 ✭✭

    Good morning littleraincloud. I'm so sorry you are suffering with Psoriatic Arthritis at such a tender age. The difficulties of having any type of arthritis when young, is that not many people believe you can suffer with it unless you are old and wrinkly like me. But I was only 36 when diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (I'm 70 now).

    BTW, you introduction was brilliant. As Toni says, anyone with PSA will only be too pleased to offer you advice and suggestions. We're a friendly bunch. I hope you have a good consultant who will soon find a course of treatment that will help ease your symptoms. Take care, an pop in often. 😊

    “I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
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