Hi there everyone my name is Sharon and I am from London so pleased I have found this site I've been feeling so alone trying to cope with this condition
I think my psoriasis started around about nine years ago when I was pregnant with my second daughter it started on my elbows and made its way down my forearms I also had it on my hands and at the back of my ear quite bad. Quite surprisingly to myself my daughter was also born with psoriasis on her back and on her chest luckily as she got older the psoriasis subsided somewhat it still makes its appearance at times
I would have bad flareups where I just want itch my skin all the time but I just got on with life as you do.
Around three years ago I started to get terrible pain in the coccyx area of my back standing from a sitting position was excruciatingly painful I also was getting extreme stiffness in my neck pain in my fingers pain in my toes pain on the soles of my feet painful hips and just feeling really unwell
Again probably like so many of you I just put it down to getting older I also suffer with osteoarthritis quite bad which I thought that was the problem but I was struggling with
The problem I suffer with the most is extreme fatigue. It has really affected my day-to-day living being a pretty much single parent and looking after my two girlsI get them up for school in the morning make packed lunch and driving them to school I get back from the school run I tried to start doing my daily chores and I have the most extreme urge the need to sleep like someone's give me the sleeping tablet I then sleep for about 5 hours straight
The Dr s have put me on methotrexate over the past 4 months it's not worked at all for me so they are going to try methotrexate by injection to see if that helps
Does anyone else suffer with extreme fatigue ? To this extent I am for ever playing catch up
Always feeling guilty that I have not got much done
I have explained to the rheumatologist with regards to my severe fatigue they handed me a pamphlet on fatigue which wasn't that helpful is there anything they can give me so I feel so tired all the time.
Any advice would be gratefully received