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Posted by C Anderson on June 15, 2000 at 13:44:33:

In Reply to: Psoriatic arthritis - Advice please! posted by Babs May on June 11, 2000 at 13:30:39:

Hi! I was diagnosed with PA about 2 1/2 years ago, I'm 31. My pain began in my shoulder
and my psoriasis started behind my ear about the same time. Soon my pain was in most all of
my joints on both sides of my body. I was afraid to go to the doctor and figured that it would go
away. But it didn't. I began seeing my Rhm. Doc and I tried all kinds of medicine. We settled
on Lodine and it worked great for about 9 mnths. I began having extreme anxiety. Then I began
Celebrex. What a wonderful drug. I take only half the pres. dosage and am able to skip a day or
two every now and again. However, my psoriasis is getting worse. I have a quarter size area on
my leg and it seems everyday I get another small spot somewhere. It has gotten so that every
spot I see I think it's another big one forming.

I have never posted on a board like this before, but I found it helpful to see that there are others
out there with the same problem. I would appreciate any advice from your experiences.

Thanks

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