Joel vs Arthritis

Raising awareness of chronic illness

nhs

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Next week I have my first appointment with the Biologics team since the switchback to Humira. Usually a routine six-monthly check up but the significance of this one is that it’s three months since I restarted on Humira – and three months is the period in which you are told to expect to see a…

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We all know that biologics are an absolute game changer. In my case, I was pain free in just a week or two of my first injection but does anyone else think about the strain it puts on your body? To be clear from the outset here, I am not complaining about the side effects…

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Some people have asked me for links to or further reading on the original decision and announcement by the NHS to move to biosimilars at the end of biologics patents in 2018. Below are a couple of high level ones that came out at the time of the announcement. Note the very short timescale between…

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Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. So this is what inspired me to start a blog and share my story on social media. 2019 has been rough for me but in the last month, I started to share my story, firstly after I was encouraged to take part in VersusArthritis’ #painnofilter…