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I Have been diagnosed with scorisis arthritis, I have problems

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i Have been diagnosed with scorisis arthritis, I have problems with my ankles in particular but also my hips and knees, all the bits i have damaged or have had hard wear and tear due to physical work, gardening, and other labouring jobs. Apart from the aches i get in my joints i get a sharp stabbing pain in the middle of my thigh, its a completely different pain, I've had it very intermittently all my life but just recently its become more frequent, it is a very intense pain that lasts for a few seconds, is this likely to be related to the scorosis?
Also i get very fatigued during the day due to lack of sleep at night, is there any natural management you could advise to try and alleviate any of these symptoms? I am reluctant to take more pills.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Have you every tried switching out the sulfasalazine to methotrexate?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I tried methotrexate before the sala, my hair started falling out so i stopped taking it.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
This is a very aggressive disease.
There is no natural cure
Some of the new meds are very well tolerated.
examples are humira.
have you considered this?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
the answer was another question not advice at all
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I suggested humira.
I wanted to know if you would consider it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i dont know anything about it

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
It is a biologic agent. Super highly effective. Works well for PA If I were in your shoes, that would be my next step
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

ok ill ask my doctor not sure its available in the UK.

Thanks

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
welcome. Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it.