I'm new here, I need your help, I'd learned a lot reading from your experiences and advise to each other.
I have RA OA and Osteoporosis. I am on Methotrexate 12.5 since October 2015.
I am not happy with my consultant, I feel he does not care. I wasn't offer nurse support, pain killers or anything else that may help with the pain or the treatment, to live as normal life as possible. A visit to the clinic feels like you are on a conveyor belt, in and out in two minutes.
So I'd ask my GP to refer me to another hospital, hopping it'll be a better support. At the moment I have only my GP to help me but he is not an expert.
Meanwhile my GP prescribed three different pain killers to ease the pain, of which I have a lot, they are Tramadol, Parasitamol and Cuprofen and Omeprazole gastro-resistant capsules. Three days after the "cocktail" I come out on red blotches under my arm very itchy. I was very sick spending 24 hours in the bathroom. The upper part of my arms feel as if the muscles are given in, also the jaw is starting to complaint and the back of my legs are painful when I walk/stretch making difficult to walk.
So I went back to just Paracetamol, the effect is minimal but I have nothing alse.
I have been reading your experiences and the help you give to each other and I hope I can help me too.