Do you have a story to tell about living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis?
I’m getting tired of talking about my symptoms with my family; my lovely wife I know grows tired of it. I was diagnosed in 2016 when I was 54.
I just want to share my story, ‘living with psoriasis’. I am a student at the age of 23.
I am 38 and in the summer of 2018 I was diagnosed with scalp psoriasis for the first time in my life. I have no family history of psoriasis or any other skin disorders.
I was diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 5-years old after I got my ears pierced. I found out that my father had it as well and I inherited it through him.
I have had psoriasis since the age of 12; it changed my life from going out socially to becoming home bound never having the confidence to go out in the daytime, only in the dark hours.
I have had psoriasis for 10 years now. About a year ago my rheumatologist who put me on methotrexate, retired, so I was taken off my medication by a new rheumatologist due to high liver function test.
I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in my spine, at 42. I feel like I'm 102, and been through three different doctors this is my last one in my city.
I have had psoriasis since I was 14. I am 22 now and it has always been the same. I believe it is a disease, when people only associate you as 'psoriasis' rather than a person. Besides that, for me it is nothing to worry about, it is a part of my life and all aspects of my life, even the best and worse parts.
I am 54 and developed psoriasis around 5 years ago. When I first got it my body started tingling like pin pricks all over my body.
I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 3 years ago and been on methotrexate until last May when the rheumatologist said I have fibromyalgia and took me off methotrexate.