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RA - My Story... 

​Talk Health, the patient voice online asked for responses to a questionnaire recently, which I duly sent in. As today is Rheumatoid Awareness Day I figured it was a good time to share my story here too. 803 more words


Beautiful Kidneys, or a Way with Words

This morning we drove to the other side of town while it was still foggy out; I had an appointment for an upper abdominal ultrasound. After many years on methotrexate, my blood work began reflecting elevated liver enzymes last summer, and my new-as-of-last-week rheumatologist wanted a closer look. 313 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Postural Hypotension

Well there’s rarely a dull day here at the moment, after lunch Tuesday with my lovely Dad I had nothing else on all week which is so welcome, my spoons were vanishing, need sleep! 225 more words


Get Well Soon Doc! 

I know I’ve mentioned in blogs before that I’m extremely fortunate to have a wonderful GP, she knows me well, is incredibly supportive and I’d be lost without her. 467 more words


Adult-Onset Still Disease

The adult-onset Still disease triad:  fever, arthralgias and an evanescent rash.


Inpatient Medicine

Urate-Lowering Therapy May Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Hyperuricemia is associated with risk for CVD, and many studies show excess risk (CVD and all-cause mortality) for men with gout.

n = 40,000

2646 had gout, 55% of which were txed with urate-lowering therapy, 45% untreated… 63 more words

Pharmacology / Meds