It’s been a year since diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis!!
And let me tell u it’s been a learning curve !!
I have finally accepted my diagnosis!
I think it takes time to learn how your body reacts to meds and rest and flares . No one is the same we are all unique!
I started on sulfasalazine and a steroid shot bit hit and miss I was coping not doing much as soon as I would do more I’d be in pain !
I was the given prednisone wow it’s amazing stuff whilst I upped to the maximum dose of sulfasalazine,but then I tapered and pain come back it’s a quick fix to bring inflammation Down whilst changing or upping medication!
well in a year I have more finger joints adding to pain and more recently my elbow has been aching on waking up so I’m biting the bullet and have said yes to the methotrexate fingers crossed 🤞 for me I have appointment on the 29th December they have already done my chest X-ray so hopefully I’ll be starting it then !
my post is just an insight into how it’s been for me in the first year of diagnosis! There have been lots of low moments but I’m finally ok with my diagnosis and not letting it all consume me which is hard in the beginning .
Thankyou to everyone that has helped me on my journey xxx
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