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…

Coronavirus – why it's a disturbing time for biologics users

I’ve been off work the last week with another chest infection, its infuriating, frustrating and detrimental to my career but unfortunately it’s part of daily life when on biologics treatment – but it’s better than the alternative. Arthritis is destructive; it’s your body attacking itself due to your immune system being overactive and essentially, like…

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…

Looking for users of CBD Oil and research sources

CBD Oil is probably one of the most talked about treatments by patients in arthritis and rheumatology circles right now. Its everywhere and even trusted high street brands such as Holland and Barrett are selling it. However, I personally have no experience of it. For no obvious reason other than I probably put it in…

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…