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hi peeps, bear with me while I get this site sorted in my head, it takes a while these days. 
I've just been diagnosed with PsA after months of trying to get my GP to send me to e rheumatologist . In the end I used our private insurance , saw a wonderful man who took all of 10 minutes to tell me what my problems were being caused by.  I don't have the skin problems many people suffer so terribly from, but my brother does so I've got the gene. I've now been prescribed Hydroxychloroquine , for a 3 month trial to see if it suits me . I'm just so so grateful I finally know what was wrong and I wasn't just turning into a lazy indifferent ' can't be bothered' woman . X


  • William GarzaWilliam Garza TexasPosts: 35
    Hello Phillylou
    Welcome to Arthritis-Health

    Ime glad you found some answers to your issues!
  • William GarzaWilliam Garza TexasPosts: 35
    edited June 2016
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  • Sounds like what I have been going through... won't be able to see the specialist until May but my mother and brother have the skin version and I haven't showed any signs.
  • Barb85BBarb85 Posts: 2

    May I ask what types of symptoms you experienced before diagnosis? I am experiencing joint pain in my fingers, hands and knee but no rash. My mother, two brothers and aunt have psoriasis. What should I be looking for? From looking at my blood tests my Doctor thinks I should be healthy but I can hardly walk around at times and using my hands is starting to be very difficult. I have an appointment with a rheumatologist next week.

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