Went well. Not been put on Biologics but I have been put on steroid tablets instead of having huge 160mg injections every 6-8weeks. Will be put on Sulphazalazine if the MTX injections don't improve me (apparently the MTX injections are up to 30% more effective...?) and the steroids will be reduced week on week. If the pain returns then they know the injections havnt worked and they'll add in Sulpha, if I manage to come of the steroids totally then they know the MTX has worked. So, I have a plan, which at the end of the day, is all we want, isn't it? To be heard and to know what the health professionals are going to do to help us. If there is no improvement on Sulpha after being on that, then I will considered for Biologics. That'll be around October. But I'm looking forward to these Prednisalone tablets 30mgs kicking in! Very positive! We talked about exercises for my hands and fingers, not wearing my splint all the time (taking off every hour and warming in warm water with exercises) and hydrotherapy and Pilates. Was great to look to the future, so even though I'm shattered and achy, I can look ahead with a plan.
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