I can't believe I'm having to ask this but has anyone got any top tips for making inflammation worse?
I am allergic to the dmards the hospital can prescribe and the consultant feels the next step is biologics. My hospital however has a draconian policy on who can get biologics and I don't qualify. I score 4.9 on the DAS score and a lot of my inflammation is in joints that aren't scored.
Where as when I was diagnosed I was told the idea is to hit the disease hard and get it in to remission to prevent damage. I was told this week that there is now nothing I can take to do this and I will need to sit and wait without treatment for the disease to progress to such a level that erosion has occurred at which point I may qualify for biologics.
My GP described my situation as Kafkaesque.
I was sent on a hospital course to learn how to protect my joints but I am now being told to forget that and try and do as much damage as possible.
Today I have lifting heavy sacks round the garden and carrying the supermarket shopping despite the intense pain.