I'm currently into a six-week spell of pain in my fingers, thumbs, toes and and even beginning to feel it creeping back into my knees. I can tolerate the pain and stiffness but the fatigue and general permanent foggy head feeling is rotten and has been getting me down - my methotrexate injections, plaquenil and naproxen are just not hitting the spot at the moment so am wondering whether they have stopped working and I may need a medication review.
This morning I plucked up courage to request an urgent appointment at rheumatology - never an easy thing, it requires some real powers of persuasion but in view of my forthcoming holiday, decided to take the advice in the latest NRAS magazine and see if I can plead for a kenalog injection. Luck was on my side, the sister has phoned and will see me at 3 pm tomorrow. I can hardly wait! The warm feeling of those injections cooling away all that nasty burning almost instantly, I will dream about it tonight!