I went to see the rhummy today prepared to argue my case for tocilizumab without mtx when he told me that my blood test that I had before to check that it was ok for this drug came back positive for TB! Chest xray was clear. So still no drugs at all for RA only pain killers while I wait to see a chest specialist for more tests. He asked if I have been aboard recently - No, do I know anyone with TB - No. And yes I was vaccinated at school. Total shock as I was not expecting that, I had a test two years ago for Hurmira which was fine and a lung function test last year again fine. This is a new type of blood test which the hospital is now using. So still the RA spreads ...Anyone else had this problem and how did you cope.
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