Hi....I have very mild psoriasis that started about 10 yrs ago and then came the unexplained thoracic pain and stiffness which then progressed to migrating asymmetrical hip bursitis, Achilles tendonitis, and a finger or toe hurting here and there. One day I feel fine and my spine doesn't hurt or anywhere else then another day I wake up and can hardly get out of bed. I have noticed that right before a flare comes on I become Very fatigued and anxious. The next day I am in full blown flare and feel like I have the flu. Makes me feel depressed as well. Does anyone else experience the anxiety and overwhelming fatigue, depression?

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  • Sorry to hear your suffering, have you been referred to a rheumatologist for suspected Psoriatic Arthritis? I have this and have very similar symptoms as yourself.

  • I have Psoriatic arthritis with no real skin involvement.

    A lot of your symptoms sound like PsA and I hope you are seeing a rheumatologist to get started on appropriate medication in order to slow the progress of the condition.

    Hope you get sorted soon.

    Best wishes

  • Im going through a period of flares at the moment, i understand how hard they can be to get through with fatique and feeling like you have the flu.

    When im in the mist of the flare, its awful, i cant do anything but feel sorry for myself. Then when i come out of it im shattered and waiting for the temperature and shivers to tell me the next ones on the way.

    I think depression when we are down and in pain is inevitable.

    Dont be too hard on yourself.

    Hope you are getting some treatment.

  • The fatigue was the worst for me..i was always asleep..then my rheumatologist told me to take a folic acid everyday and that really

  • Hello Darlefev

    How are you now? I think Sanbanan may be onto something: have you and your doctor considered Psoriatic Arthritis? I'm a member on HU, and I think you'd like the other forum that I am on:

    We have several UK members who will have lots of local knowledge to share with you. We're a friendly bunch, and we'd love to have you join us!


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