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My name is Alice. I am 47 years old. I have several medical illnesses which include servere Psoratic Arthritis, Fybromyalgia & Under Active Thyroid. Last year I was told I need a new hip joint.
I have been working with my consultant since 2011 trying different medications Trying different medication to see which works best with my illnesses. At the very beginning I was very ill. I finished working on the grounds of my disabillities.
My health deteroated quickly. I was in exreame pain barely being able to get out of bed. I was totally housebound. Due to not being able to move around my weight ballooned to 19st 12lbs. I take 45 tablets every day to control the constant pain I am in.
My consultant had tried several medications which didnt help at all. There was only 1 medication left to try which is called Adalimumab which you inject yourself every 2 weeks. I was also self injecting my Methotrexate injection every week for the last 4 years, the consultant explained that these 2 injections work well together. The reason why Adalimumab is the last treatment to try is because of the cost of each injection.
Within a month of injecting both medications I slowly became to feel better. This was the first time in years i felt like a human being!
My weight slowly started to go down. Within a year I had lost over 6st. This was fantastic & I was delighted. However losing the weight within 12 months has left me with extreame loose skin! It is on my Arms, Legs & Stomach.
I am now unable to go out. I am embarrissed with the way I look. I am finally able to move around a lot more than I could before, yet i wont go out!
Ive gone from being a prisoner in my home because of being unable to get out of my bed due to extreame pain, to now not go out because of the noticable loose skin I
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