Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis

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Information about psoriatic arthritis can be overwhelming, particularly when you are first diagnosed. Find ways to process the information in your own time. Some people find it helpful to take a friend to appointments with them or to write things down.


It can be challenging to bring up certain topics with your healthcare team. People report finding it hard to talk about things like concerns about needing joint replacements, fertility issues, talking about side effects from the treatments and the financial burden of the condition.


Bring up topics you are concerned about at the start of your consultation. Prioritise 2-3 topics that you want to discuss each time. You might find it helpful to bring a list with you.


You are the expert in you. Voice your concerns to your healthcare team. Some healthcare professionals may not be experts in psoriatic arthritis, so you may want to take some information about your arthritis and your treatments with you to healthcare appointments.

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Healthacare Appointments PDF

Just download it, Save it to your desktop and fill in your notes.

Or print it out and fill in your notes.

It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

My partner was brand new at learning about PsA. He was more than happy to attend any health related appointments with me when I asked if he might like to join me. After all, another set of ears is helpful to prepare good questions, keep abreast of new research learnings and take onboard sage advice.
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Background Evidence

Background Evidence

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The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.
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