34 and diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis
I'm 34 and about to be diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis, follow up consult is next week but consultant told me he is fairly sure it is PA at first consult.
It is mainly affecting my feet, with walking extremely painful, so much so that I'm having to use a crutch at times to get about, especially first thing in morning. I also have some back pain.
I'm pretty fearful of progression long term, especially if my hands become affected, but also somewhat hopeful that long term treatment may help me
To that end, I was hoping to understand how folks have got on with things like DMARDS and biological treatments, do they reduce the pain through time? How risky is it if you get the flu and so on?
And I suppose also if folks have any advice on what I should be asking my consultant on the follow up appointment.
It's all very overwhelming and pretty crap to end up landed with a chronic condition at 34, so just trying to be as informed and prepared as possible.
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