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Old 01-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Psoriatic Spondlyarthropathy

Hey all!!

I was just curious how many of us have heard of this and how many of us have it and know what it is?? I think I may have been diagnosed with this, as it has been put on my disability claim forms but I have yet to talk to my doctor about it, which I will be doing next month when I go see him.

Can anyone help me out with what this is as any info I have found on it makes me even more confuzzled, which isn't hard. Hehehehee!!

Thank you!!

Old 02-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: Psoriatic Spondlyarthropathy

try over on the arthritis board. They may very well be familiar with it since you're not getting much of a response here.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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Re: Psoriatic Spondlyarthropathy

Hi Sweety...I'm Jenny and a regular on the Arthritis board. Psoriatic Spondyloarthropathy is also known as Psoriatic Arthritis and we have others with PA on the board.

PA is part of group of disorders known as the sero-negative spondyloarthropathies that includes such disorders as Ankylosing Spondylitis and Reactive Arthritis. All of them have negative blood work in terms of specific blood markers and feature arthritis in the spine and SI joints. You can even have PA without having can show up after the arthritis has begun.

The good news is that these disorders are showing a good sensitivity to the biologic drugs that were developed for rheumatoid arthritis and at a lower dose. so get back to that doc and find out about treatment. They can shut it down cold!

Come on over to the Arthritis board and say hello.

Jenny(OA, RA and secondary Sjogrens)

Old 02-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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Re: Psoriatic Spondlyarthropathy

Hey Jenny!!

I didn't realize that Psoriatic Spondyloarthropathy was also known as Psoriatic Arthritis. It makes much more sense now.

I do have psoriasis, patchy, very patchy psoriasis. I can't however take any type of anti-inflammatory because of tummy issues stemming from anti-inflammatories.

Also, I understand that some of the drugs that they prescribe suppress the immune system. That would not be ideal for me as I also have CFS/FM. Being exhausted all the time makes me susceptible for all kinds of bugs as it is.

Anyway, I'm off to the Arthritis board to say hi.

Thank you muchly!!

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