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Doctors’ understanding of rheumatoid disease does not align with patients’ experiences

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2901 (Published 14 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2901

Re: Doctors’ understanding of rheumatoid disease does not align with patients’ experiences

This article is not about vaccines for goodness sake! This is about the lack of understanding in regards to the cruelty of rheumatoid.

It is ironic - what I used to 'imagine' rheumatoid arthritis to be (before I became sick) - is actually what I feel today..... and I'm in remission. What does that tell you about how uncontrolled disease or even 'low disease activity' really feels?

You don't get it until you've got it, and then it's too late.

Competing interests: No competing interests

30 October 2013
Lisa Glavish
Long haul trucker
Rheumatoid patients everywhere
Reno, NV 89510 USA