About Me

I began to experience the first signs of psoriatic arthritis at the age of 40. It started first with the hand and I put it on the account of a possible “carpal tunnel syndrome”. Then it was the turn of the foot, with a swollen and painful finger. Having returned to classical dance, I put this on the account of intensive training and perhaps bad positions. I specify that I have always been sporty, that I have a good diet and that I am thin. But when it was a little finger that was touched – I thought at first of an insect bite – I had a doubt. 

 oilThen, when everything broke out, Achilles tendons, jaw, ribs, hips, pubis, knee, we had to face the facts: something was wrong. I felt like I was 90 years old, I suffered terribly at night to the point of not being able to go back to bed and especially to get up. I had to lean down the stairs or sit or get up. Research on the internet quickly allowed me to put a word on my pain: psoriatic arthritis. Some small patches of psoriasis but no more for 20 years, “pudgy” hand and foot fingers and this painful and blocked jaw, so many symptoms that helped me identify the pathology. However, I preferred to confirm this diagnosis with health professionals.

I began to experience the first signs of psoriatic arthritis at the age of 40. It started first with the hand and I put it on the account of a possible “carpal tunnel syndrome”. Then it was the turn of the foot, with a swollen and painful finger. Having returned to classical dance, I put this on the account of intensive training and perhaps bad positions. I specify that I have always been sporty, that I have a good diet and that I am thin. But when it was a little finger that was touched – I thought at first of an insect bite – I had a doubt. Then, when everything broke out, Achilles tendons, jaw, ribs, hips, pubis, knee, we had to face the facts: something was wrong. I felt like I was 90 years old, I suffered terribly at night to the point of not being able to go back to bed and especially to get up. I had to lean down the stairs or sit or get up. Research on the internet quickly allowed me to put a word on my pain: psoriatic arthritis. Some small patches of psoriasis but no more for 20 years, “pudgy” hand and foot fingers and this painful and blocked jaw, so many symptoms that helped me identify the pathology. However, I preferred to confirm this diagnosis with health professionals.

Psoriatic arthritis is – like psoriasis – a chronic and sporadic immune disease. Psoriatic arthritis can result in painful inflammation of the joints, spine, tendons, tendon sheaths or bursae.

About 30% of people with psoriasis are affected by this rheumatic inflammatory disease. Although psoriatic arthritis is a combination of psoriasis and inflammatory rheumatism, joint damage and skin do not occur at the same time. In about 80% of cases, changes in skin and nails occur before joint changes.

Typical symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are morning stiffness, rest pain and swelling. Often, the small joints of the hands, knee or ankle are affected. In the spine, the neck and stump often hurt, and inflammation of the Achilles tendon is predominant in tendonitis. Typical for psoriatic arthritis is the generally asymmetrical involvement of often less than five joints.

2 years, I read the book by Thierry Souccar, Milk Lies and Propaganda, and I decided to stop everything: no more mozzarella, parmesan, goat farmer, Basque sheep! In 3 weeks, I reduced my inflammation and pain by 90%. I started dancing classes at 3 months later with almost no more joint discomfort (the swelling of some joints, despite the anti-inflammatory, bothered me) I started trying cbd vape oil but that did not work and then I found https://www.coffeesh0p.co.uk They helped me a lot and  I (was and continue to) getting better! It has been almost 5 months since I stopped all consumption of dairy products and cbd oil supplements.

I can put on “normal” shoes. What a relief ! I really regret that no health professional or complementary medicine has given me the advice to stop any milk product from the start, it would have avoided some deformations of the fingers and feet especially hand, unsightly and irreversible and this long and painful and demoralizing journey that lasted 2 years and 8 months. My name is Sarah and I welcome you to my blog where I will share everything I learned treating this psoriatic arthritis.