Interview 24 - Rheumatoid Arthritis
Age at interview: 52
Age at diagnosis: 47
Brief outline: Diagnosed April 1997 after sudden onset of symptoms and admission to hospital. RA widespread leading to initial depression. Side-effects from Methotrexate so now taking Leflunomide 20mg/day, Rofecoxib 12.5mg/ alternate days and pain killers as required.
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The doctor that I have now, I have such a good relationship with him is that he knows that I'm going to look it up anyway, he knows that no matter what he gives me, I'll come home here, get me drugs book out and I'll read about it. Or I'll get them and I'll read the leaflet, and I'll go back to him and say look I am not happy with that, that and that he knows I won't just say 'Okay' and put the tablets in me mouth and think 'Oh yeah, okay he's said it's okay so' he knows I won't do that. So that is the relationship he knows that I'll, so perhaps he's never tried to explain things to me, because he knows that I'm only going to walk away from him and look it up myself, and get all the information I can on it.
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