I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2013 and saw the rheumatologist. He seemed like a nice bloke etc. but he didn't even examine me. I took mtx with sulfasalazine which did not really help me. He told me I should be on biologics, filled in some form. But by next app he forgot about that. I started having other symptoms and was told by gp could be ms. I basically had a nervous break down waiting to see neurologist. My rheumatologist just dismissed any concerns I had, my gp agreed he was rubbish.
Anyway no ms, relief. I basically gave up on the rheumatologist and my gp. Could not get an app with my gp for love nor money. I have changed surgeries and now I want a new rheumatologist at a different hospital. Has anyone ever done this? Did you have problems getting re-referred I am worried they will have a go at me for not attending my last rheumatology appointment