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Blood Test Tips

Find a Good Phlebotomist

As someone who has been poked repeatedly and unsuccessfully countless times, I cannot stress enough the importance of finding a good phlebotomist. 530 more words

Antisynthetase

Unexpected Hospital Invoice

I got an invoice in the post yesterday from the hospital, ‘Charge for prescription fee’. I haven’t had a prescription fro the hospital – what the heck are they on about? 569 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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In 2012, I came off Methotrexate (MTX), a powerful DMARD (disease-modifying antirheumatic drug). It’s widely considered to be the gold standard for treating severe RA, often in conjunction with one of the biologics you see in those… 331 more words

RA

Reasons

You might be shocked to hear this, but I don’t actually like talking about being sick very much. I don’t like talking about pain and medicines. 487 more words

Testing, Testing...

If you’ve ever had to make an appointment with a specialist, you know you have to wait like several months. Well since I was declining, I didn’t have a few months. 489 more words

Antisynthetase

Let's go back to the beginning...

There’s really no fun or exciting way to tell this part of my story, but it’s important so everything else makes sense. In the winter of 2013-2014 I developed some of my first autoimmune symptoms. 688 more words

Antisynthetase

Another methotrexate monday

I apologise in advance for any typos or rediculousness that I manage to type. If you know me, you will realise that typos are as much a part of me as my stretch marks so really its an excuse.. 521 more words