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Beth’s Story

Having psoriasis when I was in fourth grade and ten years old. Had on scalp and ears got worse, later on my face always had cloud of skin falling from my head and on clothes–got made fun of a lot. Later on,  got arthritis from it early 20’s when I had my first child could not walk. Now that I’m in my fifties lots of back and joint pain; they say it’s mild. I know I’m lucky, others have it much worse. It just hurts still.

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  • RebeccaB moderator
    3 years ago

    Oh, Beth, I’m so sorry that you are in pain. Just remember, even though you may be considered “lucky,” it doesn’t mean that your pain isn’t bad, too…take care and please know that we are always here for you.

  • CathyD moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Beth,

    I am so sorry that you are in pain. It can be really tough to deal with, regardless of how “mild” people say it is. Especially having lived with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for so many years. It sounds like you have been through a lot with it. I have had psoriasis since I was a child, too, so I can empathise.

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, and for reaching out. It’s really great to have you here as a part of the community. I’m not sure if you are aware but we also have a sister site for PsA, which I thought you may be interested in:

    Wishing you the best and hoping you are able to get some relief.

    – CathyD

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