“How are you feeling?” It may be a simple question, one that typically doesn’t generate much of a response.
But for those with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), it’s a big question with no one suitable answer. Explaining how much pain you’re in, or how tired you are from not being able to sleep through the night, or even how frustrating it can be to not be able to predict how you’ll be tomorrow, can be exhausting. Because no matter who you’re talking to — whether it’s your spouse, your best friend, or your rheumatologist — oftentimes, your answer isn’t enough to convey your experience.
The only ones who really get what you’re going through are other PsA patients. Let their words here give you a sense of peace knowing others are dealing with the same levels of pain, fatigue, and frustration that you are.