...feeling okay Mishlyn @mishlyn


Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you are all having a great day :) Today I learned that there are 5 different types of PsA! I never knew this, anyone else? I will post them below in the comments.


Theme Psoriatic Arthritis

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Mishlyn @mishlyn

Symmetrical: both sides of the body

Asymmetric and few joints are affected

Spondylitis: inflammation of the vertebra

Distal interphalangeal joints, characterized by inflammation and/or stiffness in the joints at the tips or very end digit of the fingers and toes. The ends of the fingers or toes may become disfigured taking on a fattened appearance. Although it is most common in only the tip of the fingers or toes, other joints may also be affected

arthritis mutilans--is uncommon, affecting about 5 percent of people with PsA. main symptom of AM is severe bone tissue destruction. This leads to permanent joint deformity and an inability to move the joint. Because AM is a progressive disease, it will eventually get worse.

James @ferns

Interesting, I never realised spondylitis was one. I had an uncle who had that. Not a blood uncle though so I'm still the only family member we know of.

Lucy @lucy182

Oooo thanks for sharing Michelle. I had no idea. I just know i have it lol 😂

Lynn @lynnb366

I had no clue there were various PsA’s, wow!!

Lynn @lynnb366

Thank you so much for sharing! This group has taught me more than I could have possibly known.

Bev @bev43

Very interesting. I have arthritis in my hands. I've never knew there were different types. My joints are swollen flattened . I've never gone to the Doc about them as I just thought it arthritis so there's nothing you can do. They are hurting a lot now do might go have them checked out.

Golly @golly

It makes you feel better when you talk to other people thanks everyone

Mishlyn @mishlyn

It sure does Golly :) Happy to see you found us here! Welcome to Flaym!

Sorry to hear about your joints Bev. I have been reading a lot of great posts about how well turmeric is helping reducing the pain. Have you ever tried it?

Mishlyn @mishlyn

I was diagnosed with PsA when I was 15. I had it quite bad for 2 years. I was given medication for pain that required bloodwork every week. Not quite sure what it was. Luckily I got better, my Dr told me I outgrew it. I have read articles that say PsA can go away and go into remission. I am not sure how much research has been done on that? I still have pain in my thumb from time to time, but when I was 15 I couldn't bend any of my fingers at all.

Bev @bev43

Hi Michelle Yes I did but only for 1 month then forgot to renew it. I will give it a try for 3 months and see how that works thanks

Sarah @sarahuk

Ace post Michelle! No I didn't know this. I have had problems with my vertebrae from a fall on my honeymoon... sounds very much like spondylitis actually! Interesting...

Sonja @sonja3

Interesting.. I never knew that but I have most of those!! I wonder why?

Julie @julie9711

Thanks for the info -

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Mishlyn @mishlyn
Ontario, Canada

One of my biggest lessons in life and with Psorasis is: ❤when you change the way you look at things...the things you look at change.❤ -Dr Wayne Dyer

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