Hi everyone, just needing to offload as I'm feeling rotten...as well as the PIP situation, I've also been taken off Humira injections while I wait to see the orthopaedic foot specialist on 14th. But the pain in my feet has just gone off the scale today, but have no choice but to limp on and swallow ibuprofen. Wasn't helped when I had phone appt with my GP this morning, and when the subject of me seeing the foot surgeon came up, GP said "What do you think HE can do for you?" a bit like he hasn't a clue about the joint damage, the extent of the pain, and that no medication has helped up to now! I felt like saying "well you've been fully in touch with what's happening to me for nearly 3 years now, and you've had the letter from my Rheumy about this referral - so why are you asking stupid questions??!" But of course, his dismissive attitude has "stuck" in my head all day, and what with the pain being so bad, I'm worried now that maybe I'm wasting everyone 's time seeing this foot guy - maybe it's a different drug I should be trying instead? And it'll be months before I could get started on anything anyway, and I'll never stand the pain if this is how it's going to be! Then I read all the "gluten makes inflammation worse" posts, and started beating myself up that maybe it's my rubbish diet that's caused all this in the first place! Could glutenintolerance really cause inflammation in my feet so bad that the joints have been damaged?
I'm so miserable, does anyone have any words of comfort?!
Will probably head to bed shortly so don't feel you have to reply tonight!
Thanks, S. x