Psoriatic arthritis

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What is psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis of the skin and nails. Psoriatic arthritis is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy.

Common symptoms reported by people with psoriatic arthritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with psoriatic arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (10) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)

Data from patients with psoriatic arthritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with psoriatic arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea decreased appetite 4 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (16 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 10 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
injection site pain bruising 4 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches tongue sores 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain heartburn 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (10) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue itching 2 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood insomnia 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
aggressive behavior generalized anxiety disorder 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (6)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with psoriatic arthritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has psoriatic arthritis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 1374 say psoriatic arthritis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 53
30s 260
40s 646
50s 975
60s 645
70+ 230
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 166
20-29 years 267
30-39 years 387
40-49 years 379
50-59 years 195
60-69 years 45
70+ years 10

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 549
Female 2296

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1809
Not Diagnosed 91

These charts show data from psoriatic arthritis patients who have completed their condition history
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