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highhohighho Posts: 2
edited 16. Nov 2010, 17:27 in Say Hello Archive
Hello all,
New to all this, I recently only got told I have arthritis. I have an appointment with a specialist tomorrow. I haven't even been told which type I have, but I assume its Psoriatic arthritis as I also have Psoriasis. Im only 25 so feel very young for this, but reading through I see people younger or around my age who suffer worse.
My knees are where I have most my issues, although a couple of fingers also have it. Maybe thats just my fault from where I just to click my fingers as a child and be told "you will get arthritis if you carry on doing that!"



  • ironicironic Posts: 2,386
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Alex,
    A big welcome to the forum. Sorry that you have had to find us though. :(
    Good luck with your appointment for tomorrow. We always recommend that you write a list of questions you want to ask as you tend to forget things until you are on your way home! :D
    It also helps the consultant if you write a log of your day to day symptoms and how they affect you.
    Have a look round and join in whenever you want, they’re a great bunch on here so you will made to feel welcome.
    Hope to see you posting soon and please let us know how you get on tomorrow.
    Lv, Ix
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello highho, don't blame the finger-clicking! PA usually starts in the smaller joints - toes and fingers, but mine began with my left knee. i have continued to steadily add other joints since then, as one does. I hope your appointment goes well today, let us know please if you can. Any queries about meds etc post on LWA - living with arthritis - more people hang around there and you may receive more replies than on here. There are quite a few of us PAers around, and we know our stuff! I am sorry to hear that you are only 25: there are quite a few of you young 'uns around here, arthritis has no respect for age. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    just wanted to say welcome join in where you want glad to have you sorry you have arther val
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