5 Take Aways From Conquering Personal Challenges

Traveling has always been one of my favorite things to do. Ever since I was young, I’ve always enjoyed seeing new places, cultures, and things. From exploring America, laying on the beaches of the Caribbean, safari-ing (is that even a … Read More

4 Ways To Keep Your Stress in Check During the Holidays

Living the #ChronicLife is a 24/7/365 job. Unfortunately, our conditions don’t take a break during the holiday season. So how do I help manage my psoriatic arthritis during the holidays? Here are 4 resources for you!   1. 10 Tips … Read More

Psoriatic Arthritis Interview With Dr. Feldman and Christina

In August, I basically had no energy whatsoever and spent the majority of the month in pain. (Read more about my flare up here) In September, I traveled for almost 3 weeks straight. It was a CRAZY month for me. … Read More

Biologics & Biosimilars – Do You Know What The Differences Are?

While I was in Harrisburg, PA for the Arthritis Foundation’s Advocacy Day this year, one of our ‘asks’ revolved around the development of biosimilars. I’d be hard pressed to find an autoimmune patient who doesn’t know what a biologic is, … Read More

Acupuncture for Pain Management {Part 2}

Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for pain management. Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the knee and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are extremely painful on their own, let alone combined! My knee was finally settling down and the complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) … Read More

Ween off Pain Meds… um say what? – Treatment: Acupuncture for AVN & PSA Pain Part 1

    During the follow up to my June nerve block my pain doctor said that I needed to start weening myself off the meds. I had been on them for the past year soooooo I.was.scared! My pain had progressively … Read More

Medications – Humira for Psoriatic Arthritis

  At the beginning of 2013 I would get blood work done monthly and report back to my rheumatologist. I was doing well, but we had decided that we were going to attack my psoriatic arthritis aggressively. My knee swelling … Read More

Rheumatoid Disease Day! 2.2.2014

    The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation is a non-profit organization which strives to spread awareness, support, advocacy and to find a cure for Rheumatoid Disease. Last year they started the first ever rheumatoid disease day to help build awareness. Today … Read More

Medications – Methotrexate For Psoriatic Arthritis

Once I received the official diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis, my rheumatologist started me on Methotrexate. December 2012 to March 2013 are pretty much all a blur to me. I know that she explained to my parents and I the dangers … Read More

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