...feeling frustrated Diane @diane1968


Been taking meds for psoriatic arthritis since Jan and seems to be working but not much effect on psoriasis around eyes and ears, the only places I have it. Now dermatologist wants to do biopsy to see if they misdiagnosed. Any thoughts?


Theme Psoriasis in the Ears Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriasis around the Eyes

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9 responses

Dakeyras @dakeyras

Hi Diane and welcome to Flaym. :)

There is not any specific type of psoriatic arthritis treatment to the best of my knowledge. I suspect you may have been misinformed/diagnosed lass...

Mishlyn @mishlyn

Hi Diane, When I was first diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at 16, I was put on heavy duty meds. I am not sure if they were specific to that alone, maybe other types of arthritis used the same meds? Not too sure. It did not help my skin though. Good that they will check to make sure they haven't misdiagnosed you. Do you have the typical symptoms of psoriasis? Flakey, red, inflamed, raised..bumpiness?

Diane @diane1968

Yes Michelle it’s very itchy, red and flaky with a particularly bumpy patch in my eyebrow

Connie @connie2097

I initially had it only on my scalp (bad!), but it has progressed to my entire body. I also have it in both eyebrows and intermittently in my ears, which get really painful. This is a very frustrating condition. I don't want to take the meds due to all the side effects, so I keep trying dietary changes, essential oils and supplements. Sometimes I seem to see improvements, but nothing has been dramatic yet. Keep your head up....and definitely stay in touch here at Flaym. I've gotten some good input from others here.

Sarah @sarahuk

Welcome to Flaym, Diane! Biopsy sounds a good plan... then you'll know more I guess. Glad your meds are helping your PsA. Hope you will get more help after the biopsy is done and results are back!

Diane @diane1968

Thank you Sarah!

Diane @diane1968

Thanks Connie, I will definitely keep in touch with Flaym. Thinking about trying childs farm moisturiser, hadn’t heard of it until I read about it here on Flaym.

agb @agb

Connie, my psoriatic arthritis medicine does not help my psoriasis. It is an anti inflammatory med which helps my joints. If I don't take it for 3 days my joints get stiff on my shoulders, hips and hands.

Connie @connie2097

Sorry it's not helping, but good to know. I've been considering pursuing the medication route, but what I read about them is a bit scary so I haven't asked the doctor for prescription other than topical creams and shampoos. So difficult to know what direction to take.....

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Diane @diane1968
Scarborough, United Kingdom

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with psoriasis (around eyes and ears) and even more recently with psoriatic arthritis. It’s taken 3 years for them to decide what’s wrong. Starting meds on Tuesday. Hope it helps just a bit scared of side effects.

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