Without opioids, my life is sedentary. By taking my opioids away, my pain management doctor is increasing my risk of obesity, heart disease and disability. Not to mention severe, daily pain.
If you are living with rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases, please take a moment to read this important information from the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) regarding COVID-19.
CreakyJoints Australia would like to support our parent organisation, the Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), and our sister organisation, CreakyJoints, (both based in the US) in calling out racism in all its forms — especially in relation to healthcare.
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you be more resilient even when life feels harder than it ever has.
Sorry, family and friends, but the one thing I miss doing the most while staying at home is my weekly yoga class.
Staying active at home when you have arthritis can be tough, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. Exercise Right Week and new telehealth options can help.
Fatigue is one of the most invisible and misunderstood parts of managing arthritis. It can be difficult for those without chronic illness to understand.
There are still going to be newly diagnosed people in desperate need of information about their condition. There are still going to be people who need regular contact with others who understand the complexities of their conditions and medications without judgement. Your group will still be needed; you might just need to change how it runs for a while.
Are you worried about how you can access and manage your prescription medications if you are stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak?
Humiliating moments don’t discriminate — they happen to all of us and they happen wherever we are: at home, at school, at social events or at work.