Hi, I developed psoriatic arthropathy when about 25 - I am now in my 60's. Apart from the initial 6 months I have controlled the disease with a small amount of NSAIDs per year. This last year has been very different - a complete explosion with any amount of NSAIDs having little effect.
Eventually I just started methotrexate and depending on that I will have my knees replaced. But every day & night I am stiff and wracked with inflammation and pain in so many joints. I have simplified my diet considerably - GF, dairyfree, no alcohol, no nightshades, a fair number of green juices. Yet the pain and stiffness spreads and never lets go.
Who was I a year ago? I played badminton, swam, worked a very physical nightshift. Who am I now?
I am in danger of getting very depressed. This mostly because of the volatility. I sometimes get a good day, and think, yes, I am getting some sort of control. Then next day/night wham and I am back down.