Morning all! say with a smile and bend the knees slightly. That normal had all the villains I knew departing in a hurry!! OK I digress finally got the right time,date and bat channel, and got to see the man, well in this case one of his people. We discussed things in general and the weather, then onto the obvious why am I here questions. Well I answered my fingers are bending out of shape along with my toes and I cant seem to bend my left elbow to well and I hurt all over!! I would like this sorted now! as we being going down this road since 2008, and Ive tried everything you have suggested and prescribed.
As my fingers and toes have started to bend out of shape in the last month or 2 , I would like it stopped as I care for my partner and its making things extremely difficult. it appears the MTX has become ineffective against this, OK he said have you tried, hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) yes,yes, both caused major problems and had to stopped by my GP quiet quickly. he then asked about leflunomide (Arava)
I said I am unsure, but you have the records in front of you it should show if I have used it or not, Ah he replies the gp could of proscribed it!! ah I said I dont know, but pretty sure I would remember it if it had worked!
I decided to add what my GP had said to me last week, when I was with the boss lady, I said the Rheumy nurse talked about biological , and my doctor had gone finally, about time!.
With this little ace card on the table, he went of to Dr Mo and came back 5 minutes later saying OK Craig we are going to ask for an urgent MRI scan of your hands!! OK said I why? he replied to see if its the right type of inflammation,other wise the drugs wont work! For a moment I thought I was listening to a British rail tannoy announcement saying it was the wrong type of snow for the snow ploughs to clear!!!
Us oldies on here hopefully will get the comparison, so I am now back home awaiting appointment for the MRI which hopefully show the right inflammation .
thats it for now folks hope it made some of you chuckle.