My dx of psoriatic arthritis was confirmed with labs. This is a hard pill to swallow. I’m only 34. I have a 3 year old. In December I could dance and run with her. Now I can’t even stand long enough to cook.

I’m depressed. I’m feeling alone in all of this.

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  • boymom2


    I am right there with you except I am only 28. I once saw a pain management therapist. You could even see a regular therapist

  • MusicalMicha


    I get it, and I'm only 21. It's hard to deal with.

  • Kgerth


    I feel you and I got diagnosed at 17

  • CantStopATrain


    I’m sorry you are going through that. That can be hard and difficult to swallow. Lots of unknowns at first. I was in a wheelchair and walker for a summer when I was first diagnosed. Had a 4 year old and 1 year old. I know that can be hard. It can get better though. Finding the right medicine helped for me. I still get flareups but it’s more manageable now. They are 13 and 10 now and still keeping up with them the best I can, kids have big very understanding hearts thank goodness. I hope you are able to find a treatment that works well for you.

  • Akwafyre


    What do you mean your psoriatic arthritis was confirmed by labs? I was under the impression there was no specific test for it, and it was meeting a series of conditions rather than lab results. I am interested in getting those tests done, can you tell me what tests you had done that confirmed it?

    • CantStopATrain


      My diagnosis came from the conditions I had previous and at the time along with lab tests checking my C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (sed rate).

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