Hi, saw consultant for first apptmt last wk. He decided to start me on hydroxychloroquine for stiffness and swelling, but he is not sure what condition is. Which leaves me confused. He says can't say if it is RA yet (which is good as far as it goes) but agreed there is some sort of problem and it could be 'evolving'. Bloods negative but doc says that could be red herring or too early in condition to show antibodies etc. Plan seems to be throw drug at it and see if it gets better. Not sure what I think about it.
Now my GP is saying they won't give me the prescription the consultant asked them to as they think I need monitoring on it so they want hospital to dispense it......consultant told me I didn't need monitoring....aaaaaaaaaaa. Why didn't he just give me script instead of this all around the houses effort to get it from GP? Takes so long. I just am so sick of this and want my hands, knees, elbows, shoulders, feet etc to go back to normal - especially so I can get my wedding ring back on - don't like not wearing it. Last time I could get it on was in October Now I have permanent sausage fingers and look like am leaving husband (which I am not)