Shared decision making

Interview 32 - Rheumatoid Arthritis

Age at interview: 45
Age at diagnosis: 39

Brief outline: Diagnosed seronegative RA '97 but symptoms since '77 after flu-like virus. Took Opren but side-effects so chose homeopathy. Mid '90s significant disease progression & began DMARDS, but side-effects. Now 6 weekly Depomedrone injections (120mg), physio & hydrotherapy.

Background: Full time Network Manager for arthritis charity, single, no children.

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