I have tried 3 different DMARDS and none of them have worked. Four of my joints are swollen and extremely painful. It feels like I have been hit with a hammer on them. The only good thing that has worked for me in the past are injections in my joints. I had two in (separate places) in my foot many months ago and haven't had pain there since. The thing is they were so painful and has completely put me off having another done. I asked my rheumy consultant if I could be sedated whilst I have my four joints injected, he said no, as it's not a service they provide. I was wondering if anyone knows of private clinics in London that offer this service and how much it will cost? I cope every day with extreme pain but the injections are that bad for me, I almost passed out. They say there's anasteatic in the injection, but I don't agree. I have tried hydro, methotrexate and now been on sulfazalazine for 12 weeks. My joints are worse than ever. I can't even touch my ankle as it's so tender. :((
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