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Does Anyone On Here Have Arthritis?

This isn't me being a hypochondriac (well, it might be). But I am curious.

I've been in pretty bad pain lately, for like the last couple of months or so. My joints are hurting a lot - my hips, knees, ankles and shoulders specifically. My fingers are swelling for seemingly no reason (I drink a lot of water and barely eat any salt). I'm overly exhausted. My body is super stiff when I wake up in the morning. Also, my nails have been splitting a lot lately as well.

I already have Psoriasis, and I know sometimes it turns into arthritis. Not to mention, both run in my family. Looking at the symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis, I pretty much match up with all of them.


So I don't know if this is actually a thing I'm developing at 22. I'm also overweight, which I'm sure isn't helping my joints. And I've been insanely stressed lately which doesn't help, well, anything. Losing weight would probably help but it's really hard to work out when everything hurts.

Also, the chest pain mostly went away. It's actually specifically around my rib now, so I'm pretty sure I pulled or bruised something. If it's not gone by tomorrow, I'll call my doctor.

I'm not really sure what to do about the joint thing. If I have arthritis, what does this mean? Am I going to be in a wheelchair by the time I'm 30? Am I ever going to be able to kickbox again? Am I going to have to be on medication for the rest of my life?

*Sigh. It's 3 am. I need to sleep.

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