I started having symptoms 18 months ago after a very stressful life event. My mum tool a sudden brain bleed and is left alive but very disabled.
A year ago I was crippled with pain and went to the GP who referred me to the hospital. Initially the rheumatologist tests indicated polymyalga... however more recently he is of the view based on new symptoms it's psoriasis arthritis. Something I no nothing about.
When he told me I just burst into tears I have two young kids. I work. I'm a single mum I can't be ill I can't not function.
After a year on steroids he has recommended a change of meds to meto something....?? I live in hope coming off steriods will be a good thing and this new medication will help me with the pain the skin condition a d weight lose.
Any advise welcome or help. I'm feeling quite emotional and fragile right now and scared