In 2016, Sanofi and Regeneron conducted a survey of 1,000 Rheumatoid Arthritis patients in the US, with hopes of getting a better understanding of patient needs. The survey, titled Honestly RA, resulted in data that can help others understand what those of us with RA are feeling. While I’m typically skeptical of pharma backed initiatives like this, the outcome hit pretty close to home. Below are a few highlights.
- 8 in 10 of us experience pain daily or multiple times a week
- 2/3 of us say our pain keeps us away from daily activities and celebrations, even after treatment
- We are frustrated when others can’t understand our pain
- On average, we’ve tried 4+ prescription medications in the last 5 years
Can I get an AMEN here??!? This all rings true to me.
Which of these stats ring most true to you?