I need to show my GP to ensure that he puts it on the prescription otherwise my pharmacist has to give me the generic one as it is cheaper. I discussed it with the rheumatologist and she said it would be fine for me to try that particular brand and stick to it - they apparently don't find people notice much difference although interestingly they have swapped people over on occasion. I have only been taking it for just over a month and didn't think it was doing any good yet, they said it would take a couple of months to build up in my system, however when I ran out and couldn't get a represcription for a few days I felt really ill - had a fever, all my joints were painful and I had mouth ulcers and a cold sore type ulcer on my lip! So I think it is holding a lot of things at bay even after only a month.
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