Dear All, Don't post much as have been waiting for 'proper' diagnosis from nice (I hope!) rheumy. Didn't realise appt was tomorrow & panicking cos have been waiting so long & don't know what to ask for. I have been relatively well lately (warmer weather?) apart from sore left hand...tend to ignore stuff if it doesn't need immediate attention (my trouble, methinks!) I was in great pain months ago & had appt to see rheumy in QEQM Hospital in Margate which I missed due to bus trouble. Nasty receptionist put me down as DNA even though I was there but late! To cut a long story short I couldn't face her again so I asked to be seen at Kent & Canterbury Hospital which is easier to get to. This time rheumy was nasty ( have posted this story before so forgive me for repeating myself) so back to QEQM tomorrow.
I would really like some advice on what to ask for in the way of pain relief & meds to prevent deterioration in joints. I am so (relatively) well at mo compared to others, I know, but as I look after my lovely 3 & 1 year old granddaughters several days a week I need to keep mobile!
I would like to try natural remedies, high dose vitamin D, cider vinegar etc. Has anyone tried these or others with any degree of success? Really would appreciate any advice, apologies for short notice, memory bad!