Video: My 30-year battle with rheumatoid arthritis

A Coleraine woman has bravely spoken out about her daily struggles having lived with rheumatoid arthritis for almost 30 years.

Gillian Coward (62) was diagnosed with the crippling conditions when she was just 33 and says it has had a significant affect on her life and even her friendships.

Gillian agreed to be filmed about her own experiences of RA as Arthritis Care revealed that less than half (44%) of people with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK feel prepared before they visit their RA doctor or nurse, and only a third (37%) saying they feel confident before they enter the consultation room.