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Mar 6, 2017 · Psoriatic Arthritis in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you so much for taking your time to provide the helpful information. lemdjm-

Mar 6, 2017 · Psoriatic Arthritis in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you for your response to my concerns. I appreciate your helpful information and suggestions. I will be seeing my oncologist again in 2 days and you have provided useful input that will be of assistance when I discuss my options.lemdjm

Mar 6, 2017 · Psoriatic Arthritis in Autoimmune Diseases

I appreciate the helpful information that you sent. Thank you so much for taking your time to offer assitance.lemdjm

Mar 6, 2017 · Psoriatic Arthritis in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you again for your compassionate response to my call for help.lemdjm

Feb 27, 2017 · Psoriatic Arthritis in Autoimmune Diseases

I am a 74 year old female who has had psoriasis for over 40 years. The psoriasis was present on my scalp and ears in flares from time to time. I never experienced joint swelling and joint pain until recently. About one month ago I experienced an abrupt onset of severe joint swelling in my hands wrists, feet, and neck with severe pain. At first I suspected that it might have been related to my oncology medication, Arimedex that I began taking approximately 4 months before my sudden joint problems began. Testing ruled out Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. My oncologist did not think that the joint issues could be related to the Arimedex, however, he recommended that I suspend taking the cancer medication for 4 weeks while I was given oral Prednisone for 23 days (referred to as Pulse and taper). I am on day 22 of the Prednisone and the joint swelling and pain is no longer present. My oncologist wants me to resume the Arimedex, however, I am afraid that the severe joint pain will return. I am hopeful that additional diagnostic testing will determine the underlying cause of my joint swelling. If anyone reading this has had similar problems or any information related to my situation I would be interested in your comments. Thank you.
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