Hello everyone, I've been diagnosed with sero negative rheumatoid arthritis 18months ago . It's especially bad in wrists, fingers knees and ankles .
It's been a rollercoaster since trying to find the right treatment.
I'm currently on leflunomide 20mg ( just started ) and methotrexate 20mg ( will reduce when they know the leflunomide is doing the business, prednisone and pain relief. .
My question is this, ( hopefully my photo will appear ) this is getting worse now with no let up at all and I'm in increasing discomfort and pain on weight bearing . Night times aren't a bundle of giggles either .
So do I go to my GP or wait until my next rheumy apt in May ?
I've been to my go once and saw a locum dr who said it was a flare as other joints were hurting too , but now they've settled down quite nicely but this ankle hasn't .
I know it doesn't look swollen in the photo but the one on my phone is better .
I've rested today and the swelling not as bad , but when I try and walk there is a cracking n grating / popping sound too.
Any ideas anyone ? I'm adding work tomorrow .