Hello all. I have posted before about how I've managed to get my psoriasis relatively under control, but in focusing on that, I've kind of missed what may be signs of PsA. Now, I'm not self-diagnosing here, I am definitely going to bring this up with my doc next month, but I was wondering if anyone here has developed PsA later in their plaque psoriasis journey.
My first indication of psoriasis was roughly 10 years ago, and only just recently I've seen other changes. Last year, I noticed pitting in my nails and attributed it to nail fungus, and it seemed to resolve after using an OTC nail fungicide.
However, just a couple of weeks ago, I started getting achy elbows, fingers, and most recently, very painful toes, which, apart from the joint pain, always feel like that pain when you go from freezing cold straight to a hot environment, or vice versa.
Last couple of nights, it's kept me awake (alongside a rash caused by a brush with pokeweed during gardening), and walking after resting for a while is really painful. And the nail pitting has returned. I'm resisting the urge to match my symptoms with those listed on PsA web articles, which is basically confirmation bias, and as I said, I will bring up all the items with my doctor next month, but I wanted to hear anyone else's experience and how they are addressing it.
Note: my family has a history of autoimmune issues, including a younger sibling with severe RA.
Thanks for reading!