My doctor is 90% I have rheumatoid arthritis, and 100% sure I have some form of arthritis! Anyway after 6 months of battling with my gp to convince him that im a shadow of the woman i was a year ago he referred me for bloods and after the results came back he immediately referred me to the rheumatologist, it took 2 months to get the app through, it should of been 8th december but 3 days before the scheduled app I received a letter saying my appointment was changed to the 19th jan, I was totally deflated as im in so much pain, and I get days were I cant even move, fatigue and fever, sleepness nights although shattered, and yesterday I got a letter to say the appointment had been put back another week until 26th Jan, I saw my gp yesterday and he said he can only treat the symptoms and not diagnose me, which I totally get! My xmas is looking bleak, im a single mother to 4 children under 9 who are quite a handful! I guess my question is, why is it so hard to get seen and diagnosed properly, im in agony and prescribed tablets with horrid side effects that seem to help with some pain but not much! By the way Ive followed peoples posts for a couple months since I suspected I had Ra, I think you are all fabulous honest, open and brave people and ive learnt so much more from posts than the gp xx
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