Interview 32 – Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

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The treatment options were all explained. She was given information and an opportunity to talk to other people about methotrexate.

Age at interview 45

Gender Female

Age at diagnosis 39