'If I Could Just Smile And It'd All Go Away, I'd Do It, But It's Not That Easy'

August 20, 2014 12:36 PM

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I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at 16.I had a lot of joint pain, a lot of swelling and stiffness. That was making me really tired, I couldn't do anything, it was making me really miserable. I was on holiday in Vegas with my family, and I was in the shower, and my wrist was so swollen and painful I couldn't turn the tap off. We decided when I got home I needed to go and see a doctor because it was getting quite out of control.

Once my doctor realized what the problem was, it got quite bad quite quickly. It started spreading to lots of different joints, and within about six months I was on all sorts of medication for it. I originally started on an immunosuppressant. It got to the point where that alone wasn't enough, so th...

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