Silver pill packetsIn 2018 Pharmacopoeia created a coat for Sonia with a selection of empty packets from the prescribed pills she took between July 2010 and December 2013. They include hydroxychloroquine, mycophenolate, prednisolone, nifedipine, diltaizem, aspirin, risedronate, calcium carbonate and paracetamol.

Sonia has had Lupus for 30 years. She first developed symptoms at the age of 31 but they settled when she became pregnant only to recur again after her daughter was born. She had vasculitis of the fingers, aching joints and lethargy and was formally diagnosed at the age of 35 years. Since then she has been on a number of different treatments including DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, steroids, anti-hypertensives and some analgesics. The side effects of the drugs has meant she also takes bone protection and PPI’s as stomach protection.

Sonia reports that she is currently in very good health and takes her medication exactly as prescribed.