Hello, my name is Dee and I've lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis for 26 years now. I was diagnosed a year after my son was born, apparently it's not uncommon to get RA after a pregnancy.

This was a shock to the system, quite literally, and certainly added an extra level to consider when looking after a toddler!

It took quite a few months to find a medication that suited me, and I've been on several others over the years.

I'm currently going through a hard time with constant flare ups and hip pain so it's been interesting and heart warming to read others' stories and to know I'm not alone. Although I guess we all feel like that sometimes.

I look forward to becoming a part of this community 😊