I'm just feeling a bit sorry for myself. The last couple of weeks I have had a bad flare-up despite being on Naproxen and Methotrexate (which never did send me into remission as promised). The GP gave me Tramadol for the pain which was working but isn't so much now. I wish you could get gas and air on prescription, no long term effects etc.
I am worried because my GP surgery know nothing about my condition. I ask them for a medication and they just write it but if I ask for advice they just tell me to speak the Rheumatologist, who can't see me for another 6wks. And why doesn't anyone understand that I am seronegative (a flare up doesn't show in my blood) it's in my notes and it's not uncommon.
My right foot is starting to turn more outwards even in such a short time. My knees are always painful but they are going the extra mile at the moment. I am having shooting pains through my hands, hip and scarily my spine and am scared I will wake up unable to stand or even sit like I have before.
My daughter is 13 and very unhelpful at the moment. She is at the "you are ruining my life" she is most definitely not my carer (not that I would want her to be) but it is frustrating when you are in pain and your healthy teenager has a tantrum if you ask for her to put a vacuum round or even take her own dishes out.
My partner is lovely. What I would do without him I don't know. We've only been together 11mths though and he hasn't seen me this bad. He is great with the cooking dinner, feeding the cat, giving me cuddles but I know he struggles seeing me in pain.
I just don't know what to do. Should I go to the GP and try and get some sort of practical advice? Present at A and E but all they are going to do is surely give me more Tramadol and send me back to GP/Rheumatologist. Or should I just ride it out for another 6wks?