Hopefully finally, after 4 years, getting to bottom of husbands symptoms, including the intense itching and burning skin. He saw rheumy yesterday who said his RA not bad enough for DMARDS despite putting him through various side effects for last 4 years when rheumy prescribed them. Husband first saw rheumy in 2010 with various aches and pains plus itching and burning skin. Rheumy dismissed the itching as nothing to do with RA. Yesterday he says that he is increasingly working with dermatologists, in fact running joint clinics, as seeing more and more patients with skin problems linked to RA/DMARDS !!!!!! Yet last year at this time his registrar followed same line as him and even in September the rheumy nurse said rash/itching nothing to do with RA. Husband seeing dermatologist tomorrow then back to rheumy at joint clinic with dermatologist. Hopefully husband will finally, after 4 years of hell, get some treatment !
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