28 Apr 02:35
I would like to hear from people suffering Psoriatic Arthritis, and how they are coping.
Look forward to hearing some positives.
Please don't include specific medical product brand names or external links.
28 Apr 08:24
I suggest acupuncture for your arthritis!
28 Apr 08:56
The best anti inflammatory that I have found is Cannabis
28 Apr 12:09
Hi Phillip, Welcome to Flaym! A lot of people here find great relief from joint pain using Turmeric, either in capsule form, powder or the root. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. The important thing is to make sure black pepper is blended with it. It enhances the absorption of curcumin greatly. Have you ever tried it?
28 Apr 13:09
Welcome to Flaym, Phillip! Definitely check out the themes section for posts about psoriatic arthritis. Loads of people find results from turmeric and diet change for natural approaches. Some people are on long term oral medication. Black pepper is great for curcumin absorption, but my psoriasis is aggravated by black pepper so I don't include it in my turmeric paste!
29 Apr 13:14
Hello phiilip, Diet /lifestyle changes worked for me,it happened in a short time within a few months my joints improved. i wish you well Phillip
02 May 12:11
Hi. I'm joined this group to see if I could find ideas to help my newly diagnosed hubby. The turmeric is certainly working. He takes the capsules. It's a new thing to deal with at his age (he's almost 70).
Treatment with oral meds is delayed due to a scheduled house move. (We are returning to the UK)
03 May 00:50
Having just been diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis with many joints affected I would love to hear of your coping mechanisms. I have just started medication and have been told that may take a month to show results. Have had psoriasis all my life and have had symptoms of the arthritic side for 30years , I am now 55 . Active and actively changing my lifestyle and diet :)
03 May 10:17
Hi Philip. Since I've changed my diet my Psa has improved a lot. I am also using Black salt in my food instead of white table salt. The salt is making a huge difference to my health.
03 May 11:21
Yes Meryl and Phillip anything we try takes time to have an effect. Mostly 2 to 3 months. The longer you've suffered with it the longer it takes. Have you tried acupuncture?
04 May 21:56
Visited my Chiro yesterday and had acupuncture in my lower back , what a relief ! He has also suggested I try reversing my meals i:e main meal morning , light lunch and a very light snack for dinner . I need to drop weight as the pain I’m experiencing in my feet and muscles has been debilitating and I haven’t been able to walk like I used to . Three weeks into new meds and I feel like there is an improvement! Happy days here. Just need to get swelling down in hands and I will be happier :)
04 May 22:04
Hello meryl, the way i eat,i could eat all day and not put the weight on, i lost 3 and a half stone last year within 9 months, just eat mainly veg and salads,i cut out dairy , breads and potatoes though i do eat sweet potatoes,i dont drink to often either ,you can eat as muchas you want but the right things,small portions wouldnt work for me,i go large and if i am still hungry i carry on eating the right things i thought i couldnt do it over a year ago and i have and i still let my hair down from time to time with some treats. i wish you well Meryl
04 May 22:11
Thank you John. Watching what I eat really makes a difference . I was diligent and then fell off the wagon last year when my husband was very ill. Of course the psa has literally come back ten fold and now I’m getting back on track . Have been quite surprised at how quickly the psa took over. Largest and longest flare up I have ever had and I’ve found it extremely life changing and debilitating . So back to clean eating, off my wine and walking is starting slowly . I honestly took for granted that it hadn’t affected my feet until it did !!
Have to say love this page , wish I had come across it sooner. :)
04 May 22:27
Great Meryl ,its more helpful to everyone here especially if they want the natural route in my opinion , i have psoriatic arthritis aswell, who would know i have it, i healed it to near nothing,not last xmas but the xmas before one and half years ago or around i was hurting, falling out of bed etc nails looked nasty, all that has gone, that went the quickest within months ,first thing i noticed that the arthritis was a lot better,, turmeric will help with inflammation,i eliminated foods over a course of time not in one go, sugar was hard to quit, i went cold turkey with that, not advised,i went through steroid withdrawl, quit smoking after 32 yrs or more, i do ecigs but, they are not no where near as bad as cigarettes,cut my drinking down, wasnt easy, it was after a while i found , some changes in diet/lifestyle is better than none but, it is a choice a choice for everyone ,i hope all goes well :)
09 May 16:10
Do not get stressed - it will get worse!
09 May 16:12
I suggest Acupuncture - it helps me!
09 May 17:11
My Acupuncturist comes from Hong Kong........
10 May 09:57
Acupuncture is great Justin !
10 May 10:54
I dont like needles, i wouldnt fancy getting those flakes stabbed haha :)
22 Jun 11:06
Myself suffering from psa. Would love to know the treatment others are having for this
22 Jun 11:11
Hello Munish,my treatment is Diet/lifestyle changes , i have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis aswell, i changed my diet a year and half ago or around that time and within months my nails got better and joints too,i wish you well
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