Hi Everyone, I went to see my Rheumatologist on Tuesday, after having 3 different dmards, that gave me a lot of side effects, following this I have just been having steroids for around 5 years, they are great but as soon as I stop taking them I get flare ups that are getting worse and worse. he recommended I start on anti tnf treatment, which I am really quite excited about as have read many good reports about them ( I know its different for everyone) When I tried to make an appointment with the nurse as he'd asked me to the earliest I can be seen is the 29th February next year. Is it usual to wait this long? I expressed to the receptionist that I was sure he wanted me to start on them asap! He sent me straight for a chest xray and I understand it will take a week or so for the results, but is this normal, or is the hospital I attend particularly busy/short staffed?