Everything gets attributed to your autoimmune condition when you're sick

Living with an autoimmune disease isn’t easy. When your own body attacks itself, in my case, the fight can start anywhere. Over the years I’ve had it in my joints, liver, eyes, skin and muscle damage and depending on where it is, is what it’s called; arthritis, fatty liver, uveitis, psoriasis and myositis in the…

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…

What do you do to live with and manage arthritis in your fingers?

Since my most recent diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis coming up for ten years ago now, I’ve progressively had more problems in my fingers and hands. On my right dominant hand, my fingers have started to twist and warp and I can no longer turn my hands over flat, which is always embarrassing when handed change…

Know your condition series – Psoriatic Arthritis

Rather than talking about myself all the time, I thought it might be beneficial for passers-by and subscribers alike to have a quick fire post to refer to regarding relevant conditions I’m likely to discuss on this blog. This series isn’t intended to be be massively in-depth and I am not in any way medically…

Alcohol Awareness Week

Its alcohol awareness week this week in the UK and many people often overlook the links between alcohol and psoriasis. I was always a big social drinker, it went with the territory of playing team sport every weekend but as my health deteriorated and I was diagnosed with yet another autoimmune condition (Psoriatic Arthritis) in…

Back to the future – Humira has arrived!

So today is a big day for me. After 11 months of fighting the reversal of the decision to switch me from Humira to the cheaper Biosimilar Imraldi, which subsequently resulted in one of the biggest flares I’ve had in recent years, the switch back to Humira is finally here! I will be writing in…

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…