I’ve had PsA for around 8 years, Crohns for longer but only recently was I formally diagnosed with Crohns.
My PsA seemed to be slowly spontaneously getting better since about December in a two steps forward, one step back fashion, during that time I was on / off Cimzia due to general immune malfunction and we were trying to figure out what was causing it (with the Cimzia as a possibility because I had an autoimmune reaction to Humira).
Then came the Crohns diagnosis and they decided to move me from Cimzia to Stelara, which happened last week. By then I was only getting mild PsA symptoms most days, with one stiff/sore day a week.
Since the Stelara induction dose for Crohns, the PsA has steadily improved and I have now strung together at least 5 days in a row without ANY stiffness or soreness that seems to be from PsA (I still have lower back soreness but it’s not stiff, so this is likely Crohns). In fact I feel positively flexible!
I’m still having some other weird immune malfunctions, but I think they are unrelated. I suspect we’ll get to that soon enough, I’m glad it wasn’t the Cimzia.
The jury is still out on the Crohns. I’ll update again after my MRI to let you know if the Stelara works for that too!