My rheumatologist confirmed my supision that Rituximab has not controlled my RA. I am rheumatoid factor positive & CCP positive & was diagnosed 13 years ago. In this time I have never been in remission. I am really struggling at minute despitate another steroid injection. My rheumatologist wants me to try IV tocilizumab but unfortunately my hospital (cumberland infirmary in carlisle) are unable to give me this treatment due to lack of infusion facilities!
I feel very angry & frustrated I am 44 years old & a single parent of 2 children. I have been signed off work for the last 5 weeks & I am worried about loosing my job. I just want the pain to stop & for my condition to be under control. I have new nodules appearing weekly & pain in particular in my feet, hands & wrists.