I have been in the throes of flare for the past month or so. At the same time I started to get raised itchy patches in most of the swollen warm joints. This is a picture of my very swollen elbow/upper arm. Been to see GP this morning and straight away he said he thinks it's psoriatic arthritis. The rash is now on arms, neck, shoulders, feet, knees and I have patches under my eyes which are red and sore also. He has put me on steroid tablets and given me steroid cream to put on. He told me to phone and get my rheumatology appointment brought forward, so I have and will be seen there in two weeks.
He advised me to get hubby to take pictures of my red itchy joints and take my iPad with me on my rheumy appointment which I thought was a very good idea !!
We discussed the fact that my sister, my aunt and my youngest daughter have all been diagnosed with lupus, he thinks it's a possibility that I might have that also, but he personally feels more inclined To it being psoriatic arthritis. Anyway, seems like it's yet another auto immune thing to add to my list !!! If anyone can give me their experiences of psa then I would love to hear from you.
Oh, just to also say my eyes are also having mad flare with uveitis again, sore, red and streaming constantly. GP thinks it's all connected.