Recent ultrasound scans have proved to my rheumatologist that my RA has worsened over the past 6-8 months in spite of my ESR levels remaining fairly normal throughout. I have been refused kenaolog injections during this time because my ESR levels were low in spite of horrible pain in my hands and feet.
I have been on methotrexate injections, hydroxy, naproxen and had several joint and kenalog injections over the past three and half years but the consultant has finally decided to put me forward for anti TNF treatment. This fills me with a mixture of both relief and dread. Does anyone have experience of how long it might take to get approval and for the treatment to start? I was given a kenalog injection yesterday to tide me over (I'm already feeling the effects thankfully) and my next appointment with the consultant is due for March.