Case Stories

I was picked on
Wed, 11 Jan 2017

My first attack was when I was 15, I was covered in lesions and I was in care. I was picked on and staff accused me of having scabies! 

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Life must go on!
Mon, 24 Oct 2016

My story started in 2015. I woke one night with shooting pains down my right arm. It was so bad that I paced the floor for hours. No painkillers helped. It left me with numb fingers.

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Be positive, adapt, look after yourselves and good luck!
Thu, 22 Sep 2016

I am a 49 year old man, ex Army,  and have always been very fit and active, keen cyclist (racing mountain bikes and road time trials). I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in November 2015.

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My employment is on hold because of my condition
Thu, 04 Aug 2016

My father was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis about a year ago. I experienced a lot of flaking and itchiness around my scalp, at first I thought it's just an ordinary dandruff, but it wasn't at all.

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I have learned to get on with life
Thu, 21 Jul 2016

I have very little psoriasis, just on my scalp after the birth of each of my babies. After the birth of my fourth child in 2004, I started to develop aches and pains, but put this down to having four young children and working as a nurse.

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The last thing I expected was psoriatic arthritis
Thu, 14 Jul 2016

I have suffered with psoriasis and eczema since birth. My psoriasis has flared up and down over the years and it's just something I've learnt to live with. I am now 39. I know it's something that will eventually disappear and move to another area.

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Stay strong
Fri, 08 Jul 2016

Well I've had psoriasis for approximately four years now. It started off as a small area on my scalp and stayed there for a year or so, I'd first thought it was dandruff. Over the years it's spread over my back, face, arms, chest, legs  and groin.

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There are many positives to be found in everyday
Mon, 16 May 2016

There are a number of things, which I often want to explain to people, but don’t...

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The link between arthritis and psoriasis was never made clear to me
Tue, 26 Jan 2016

My problems with psoriasis arthritis started some 20+ years after a road accident in which I suffered severe head injuries (Glasgow trauma score of 5). I have always suffered from eczema and generally itchy skin including dandruff, from the age of about 14.

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I wasn't diagnosed until I was 24
Tue, 26 Jan 2016

I, unlike most, developed arthritis first, then years later the psoriasis came. I have had joint pain for as long as I can remember. I am not confident that all those ‘growing pains’ weren't actually arthritis. 

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