Every patient is different in psoriatic arthritis

Every Psoriatic Arthritis patient is different

There isn’t a cure for PsA (psoriatic arthritis) at the moment, but the right treatment for you could help manage your symptoms.1 What works well for one person might be different for someone else, and this can change over time, so it’s important to know what the options are.2 That way, you can have an informed conversation with your healthcare professional – take a look at our tips to help you during your appointment.

everyone is unique

For your treatment to stand the best chance of working, it’s important to follow it exactly as your doctor has advised you to.3,4 If you have any concerns, or think your treatment isn’t managing your PsA as desired, or as well as it once did, please speak to your healthcare professional.4 But it’s really important to have an open and honest conversation with your doctor.

“It’s taken a lot of time to find out what works for me and to feel comfortable in my own skin.”*

There are lots of treatments out there and what you’re prescribed will depend on:2,7,8

  • The type and severity of your PsA
  • Your lifestyle and plans
  • How often you’d like to receive treatment
  • The balance between the risks and advantages of the treatment
  • Your general health
  • Interactions with other medicines you’re taking
  • If you’re pregnant or you want to be
If you’re one of the roughly 80% of people with PsA who also have PsO,9 your rheumatologist and dermatologist may work together to help decide your treatment10

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  1. National Psoriasis Foundation. About psoriatic arthritis. Available at:https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriatic-arthritis. Accessed: November 2023.
  2. Arthritis Foundation. Psoriatic arthritis. Available at: https://www.arthritis.org/diseases/psoriatic-arthritis. Accessed: November 2023.
  3. Creakyjoints. Psoriatic arthritis flare-ups. Available at: https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/psoriatic-arthritis-flare-ups/. Accessed: November 2023.
  4. Everyday Health. 6 Reasons People Quit their Psoriatic Arthritis Medications - And Why You Shouldn't. Available at https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/psoriatic-arthritis-management-treatment/quit-medications/. Accessed November 2023.
  5. Trettin B, et al. BJD 2020; DOI: 10.1111/bjd.18876.
  6. Arthritis Foundation. How to achieve remission in psoriatic arthritis. Available at: https://www.arthritis.org/diseases/more-about/how-to-achieve-remission-in-psoriatic-arthritis. Accessed: November 2023.
  7. Ritchlin CT, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2009;68:1387-94.
  8. Kurizky PS, et al. An Bras Dermatol 2015;90(3):367-75.
  9. Coates LC and Helliwell PS. Clin Med 2017: 17(1):65-70.
  10. AAD. Psoriatic arthritis treatment. Available at:https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/psoriasis/psoriatic-arthritis-treatment. Accessed: November 2023.