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Psoriatic arthritis, severe joint pain, low concentration, advised refrain from sports, prescribed medicines. Should I take them lifelong?

Hi Dr my age is 22 and i am from bangalore, I had psoriasis from past 3 years. From past 3 weeks i have severe pain in my joints( ankle , wrist , index finger ) . My skin doctor told me consult to orthopedic doctor . But that doctor demoralized me by saying to leave all extra things (gym, playing cricket and football) told that i am suffering from Psoriatic arthritis and he told it is not able to cure has given some tablets which made some impact, but still i hav lot of pain wen i get up in the morning . I am completely unable to concentrate on my work . Sir is it required that i need to take those tablets till i die....? And i am in depressing mode to leave extra things because am still 22 , n i dono wt my future ll be... sir please guide me..
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

My dear there is NO need to get depressed!!

I completely understand what you are going through but medical science has made signficant advances.
Though the exact pathogenesis of psoriasis is not completely understood but we have various treatment options.
I am unable to comment on the tablets as you have not mentioned what it is.

Newer treatment like - Biologicals have been used in treatment of psoriasis as well as psoriatic arthropathy and have good results.
Meet a dermatologist well versed with newer treatment options and dont feel disheartened.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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