Hi. I posted this on the psoriasis group too but I thought that this group may be able to help too! I have had scalp psoriasis and little patches on my knees for about 9 years and for the past 7 months or so increasingly I have been extremely ridiculously exhausted and increasingly worsening of joint pain especially in my knees and fingers. Within the past 3 months my fingernails and toenails have changed ranging from pitting I guess (like little dents and pin holes) to color changes and my right pinky finger nail is I think separated from the nail bed but I didn't damage it. I am stiff in the morning for about 45 minutes or so. And if I do have a day with a little energy and "over-do it" (like going to work--I am a veterinary nurse which is a lot of standing and reaching and lifting and restraining animals) or a 15 minute brisk walk) I am almost out of commission for the next day. Sometimes some of my joints that really hurt seem like they would feel really hot like I got a sunburn on them--like that burning feeling--but it's not actually red or anything.I take a multi-vitamin and a B complex vitamin, gabapentin (400 mg/day for anxiety and sleep), synthroid (thyroid issue), omeprazole (heartburn/prone to ulcers), birth control pill, and singulair (allergies--ironically to cats and I work at a veterinary hospital haha and mild asthma occasionally). I try not to take too many NSAIDS but have been taking them daily for the past week and a half for sure. Warm water from the shower sometimes helps a little. I use ketoconazole shampoo for my psoriasis right now, my insurance co-pays are just silly so even simple Clobex solution is like $125/month. I made this derm appt for a new reddening of my upper forehead (my mom says it looks like a port wine stain--not sure what that is but ok mom). Customers and coworkers keep saying Whoa what's wrong with your forehead? I was researching psoriasis and came across the symptoms for psoriatic arthritis and am wondering if that is what I have with these pains and stuff.... Anybody have any advice of what to do or what this is or what to say to the doctor? I have pretty much stopped seeing my only friend because it just takes too much energy and I am so sore. I am a 28 year old female and feel like I am 90 years old sometimes. I have other auto-immune diseases too, psoriasis, Raynaud's phenomenon, Grave's disease, Hashimoto's disease, Celiac's disease.
The apartment is a mess again. That means it is time to clean again! Tomorrow is my get it done day. The hubby asked if I could do it tomorrow instead of today because he wanted to shave tonight and didn't want to mess up the bathroom after it is cleaned. So, hopefully that means he will help me tomorrow. Then it can be done in half the time. He usually pouts like a kid when I ask him...
Best wishes for a great day and a happy year ahead. Hugs.