Finally got my blood test results a few days ago 14/3/17 , high rheumatoid factor to go along with pain in my fingers and balls of my feet.
Doctor prescribed Naproxen & Lansoprazale which are keeping me active.
I know a bit about this disease, as my 82 year old mother has been suffering for the last 12 years, so was a little distraught at the time to say the least.
The thing is that my doctor wasn't going to refer me to a specialist until I asked him to. Don't think he's up with the times, he's quite old and looks ready for retirement.
Is it going to speed things up a bit by getting a private consultation, and then getting treatment on NHS.
As after doing a bit of research, my best bet seems to be getting methotrexate as soon a possible(within 3 months according to N.I.C.E), but my doctor said it would be 6 to 8 weeks before I hear from the specialist on the NHS. and its already been 4 weeks since my first symptoms.
Any helps/comments greatly appreciated
47 years old with previous good health!