Newly diagnosed

Posted Tue 13 Feb 2018 7.40am by Evj28

Hi everyone. I was diagnosed two weeks ago with pa. Had xrays and ultrasounds etc have thickening of the tendons in my feet and terrible.pain in my heels. Consultant wants to start methotrexate end of this week. I only had mild skin psoriasis until I was aged about 17 I am now 44 and this has come.out of the blue. The pain first thing on a morning is the worst. What I am asking is I have also gone into a depression? Is this normal with pa? Thank you

Posted Tue 13 Feb 2018 6.56pm by ClearskinPls
Since 2001, tried uvb and creams

Definitely. Research is a good approach

Posted Tue 13 Feb 2018 9.12pm by Paul macbay
Hi. I'm Paul and I have had guttate & plaque psoriasis from the age of 4. I'm always keen to share anything I have learnt regarding psoriasi

Hi.

There is a strong link between psoriasis and depression according to some research so you may well be right.

Have you been asked to fill out a quality of life questionnaire by your GP or consultant? It looks to highlight how you are coping everyday which in turn may show up the depression symptoms

There is plenty to look into on the web on it.

Good luck, Paul

Posted Tue 13 Feb 2018 9.17pm by ClearskinPls
Since 2001, tried uvb and creams

I have to fill out those forms every time I see the dermatologist....so annoying.

Depression is definitely linked to psoriasis....so one has to cope accordingly..

It could be worse..... i dont get flu the psoriasis kills infections

Posted Thu 15 Feb 2018 0.28am by Fruitbat1

Wow, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE dont take my word for it, but I have been a sufferer for 30 years now. I.....................HAD psoriasis on the skin and also arthritis in the joints.

Now I only have the joint problems and YES so can you !!!! Depression is rubbish, its a state of mind because your skin looks crap !! I was always upset by the way I looked especially in summer, but then I went to see the dermatologist. NHS as it is, I saw a bloody Lithuanian women who I could not understand except she said I needed phototherapy!!!!!!! (The nurse told me what she said). I was gobsmacked at the shit care I had, but then it got even worse !!! I was told that my hospital didn’t even do phototherapy anymore and that I would have to travel miles and miles each day for 30 bloody seconds at a time . That was not going to happen so I researched what tubes they use at the nhs and found a lamp that you can have at home !!!!!!!! Started treatment on the 19th Dec 2017 and I am now totally clear of any psoriasis . WHY DONT THEY TELL YOU ABOUT THIS ????? It cost me £525 inc del., but I would have paid anything to get rid of my psoriasis. I have the lamp there too for any breakouts later that may well happen. God............its nuts, I have great skin now, only scaring from where the scales were but that will fade !!!! You can even paid monthly if £525 is too much for your budget outright !!! Please get back to me if you want this too. This company is ace and secure and your money back if you see no difference. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain................trust me. All i do now is slap aqueous cream on after a shower and no more patches have ever occurred. P.s..........i also gave up alcohol which is extremely drying to the skin anyway, so dont drink either guys xxxx

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