My top 7 tips for those newly diagnosed with arthritis

Any new diagnosis requires a period of adjustment, time to come to terms with the implications and a good support network around you – however, arthritis is particularly challenging. The chances are it’s a condition you have to manage for the rest of your life, dealing with pain along with potential mobility issues and any…

Preparing for the Biologics appointment

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…

4 weeks to forget…

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…

NHS Biologic switch articles

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…

The inception

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…