Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis
Hi, My name is Paula,
For 21 years I was a foster carer and gave it up 2 years ago, partly because I was struggling. I now work in an office for the mental health act team in Edinburgh. I have been in that job for just over a year now.
For the past 7 years I have been back and forth from my GP. My mum had Lupus and I was convinced I had that. Eventually I saw a new doctor who decided to send me to rheumatology where I was diagnosed.
I pick up my prescription next week for methotrexadate which I am scared to start because of the side effects but I need to try it.
I used to be able to walk for miles but in the past year I sometimes struggle to walk to my car. My main problem is the fatigue. I get home from work and have to go lie down. I hate how this is affecting my life. I want to be running about with my grandchildren and not have to hand them to someone else because my hands are too sore to hold them.
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