Finally after waiting months my rheumatology app is today, my pain and general feeling of illness has escalated this last month with fluid around my knuckles and my toes looking a sorry state, swollen with twisted nails which is so painful, I have been taking photos of how deep red my hands and feet go especially at night! I can only describe the pain in my heels as someone stabbing them with a knife and my hands ache and throb constantly !
I was having terrible tummy trouble so the doctor toldeme to stop naproxen, im currently on gabapentin and tramadol which does for about an hour ease my pains but the feeling of being wiped out is happening more and more! Im extremely nervous of my appointment, not because of what will happen but what wont happen! I recently had more bloods done and they came back normal even the esr which was high last time, my doctor has dismissed Ra as he said I'd know if I had it as its bad! Does he think im exaggerating my agony and fatigue? If im sent away without a diagnosis or even an explanation then I dont know how I'll cope! Also I have lumps on my fingers and elbow and my big toes are starting to bend towards my other toes! Ive wrote alot down and got photos of me at my worst, i was going to leave my medication today. But getting my children to school would have been impossible x