I am currently having my first experience of painkiller withdrawal and it’s horrendous. It is also an unnecessary consequence of shielding.
This Saturday, Government relaxing of the rules here in the UK is going to feel like a day to celebrate for many. But as one of the approximate 2.2m people who have been classed as ‘high risk’ and more or less confined to our homes since March under the guidance […]
Psoriatic arthritis picks its fights in many areas of the body. For me, my neck is the most painful, followed by my back. Most inconvenient, however, is when my disease is active in my knees. Knee pain is by far the most complicated for my wider health and physical ability. In […]
In case you missed it, my live interview on the Times Breakfast show is available to listen for a limited time here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio/show/20200803-974/2020-08-03 You can find the interview from 2 hrs 36 mins into the show. I hope that I captured some of your anxieties and issues.
About the author
Joel has lived with numerous forms of arthritis most of his life, with the onset when he was just 11 years old. In 2019, Joel created his blog, JoelvsArthritis to share his experiences, raise awareness and to be an advocate for those with arthritis and other autoimmune conditions. In his short writing career, Joel has written for a number of leading autoimmune and disability charities and is a community advocate and writer for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com. Read his arthritis story here: https://joelvsarthritis.co.uk/my-story