Kim Kardashian first discovered she had psoriatic arthritis after she could not use her hands one morning.
Kim said that one day she woke up and “physically couldn’t pick up my phone.”
Kim went on to share in a post on her sister’s lifestyle website how she believed her hand was sore from a workout or sleeping on it oddly.
“I was freaking out — I couldn’t even pick up a toothbrush, my hands hurt so badly,” Kardashian West said. “I had worked out the day before and we did an arm day, so I thought maybe one of the exercises strained my hand. It didn’t cross my mind that it could be anything serious. As the day went on, I got a bit more movement in my hands, but they really hurt from the inside — I felt it in my bones.”
Kim shared how she attempted to ignore it but as she headed out to Las Vegas for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live the pain became unbearable.
“I was so uncomfortable the whole time because my hands were in so much pain,” she said. “I felt miserable.”
When she returned home, Kim went to Google to attempt to understand what could be behind the pain and then received test results that it could be lupus.
“I had my blood tested for all possibilities, and it came back positive for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. I immediately started to cry and felt so lost,” she said. “You really can get in a crazy headspace when you think you have something. My doctor said I could have a false positive, and he wanted me to come back.”
And after additional testing, Kim found out it was a false positive and she actually had a more manageable condition: psoriatic arthritis.
“It’s similar to arthritis that can stem from psoriasis and it can come and go,” she shared.
“It’s still painful and scary, but I was happy to have a diagnosis. No matter what autoimmune condition I had, I was going to get through it, and they are all manageable with proper care.”
Prior to her diagnosis, Kim had attempted doing everything natural but nothing helped relieve her.
Now that she knows she has the condition, Kim is currently on medication that is working.
“I unfortunately had to be put on medication to stop the symptoms, I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me so luckily right now everything is under control.”