Hi all. The good news - my joints have never been as good as they are now, never ever! Joint wise it's like not having PsA.
The not so good news - over the last few months I've had an outbreak of skin problems. Got fast-tracked to dermatology in case one lesion was skin cancer, but fortunately it wasn't. Fortunate too that I got sent so quickly or I'd still be waiting for help with all the other 'stuff'. I reckon I have about 35 lesions and plaques - not massive coverage but quite a lot of itchy, unsightly patches just about everywhere (and I mean everywhere!).
Scraping of my feet showed that I have a fungal infection. Other bits were thought to be psoriasis but the jury's out now, they could all be fungal. The other night my husband suddenly noticed a completely bald patch on the top of my head, rather bigger than a 50 pence bit I suppose. My hair's quite thick so it's just down to the rash.
Strange .... after years of coping okay with joints, fatigue, etc. etc. this bald patch left me feeling kind of like I'd been mugged.
The dermatologists are thinking that Humira (which evidently is working fantastically for me in most ways) may have left me unable to fight off or limit fungal infections. I'm now taking anti-fungal tablets as well as using steroid creams & coal tar shampoo.
Has anyone else experienced this particular problem? I gather fungal infections can be hard to treat sometimes. My fear is that I won't be able to continue on Humira. I cannot contemplate going bald either!