I had a rheumy appointment today following having had a hand scan & back xray back in October.
I wasn't sure what he was going to say,he did tell me that I was an unusual case as all my bloods are negative so they were wondering if it was more OA than RA however the hand scan shows both RA & OA so I now have a formal diagnosis of both conditions! Bummer really - but I sort of knew that!
He is going to swap me to MTX by injection & gradually increase the dosage - so that was positive.
I'm due to have a knee replacement in 2 weeks time - not looking forward to it as I've already had the other knee done!! I'm too young - only 60!!!
I also got a call last week offering me a date of yesterday to have my Golfer's elbow release!! Needless to say I turned it down as I will need to use crutches after my knee replacement.
I hope the letter suggesting the switch to injectable MTX gets through to the GP quickly although it does get typed in India!!!
Hope everyone else is doing ok?