The rheumatology advice line has been closed for ages! I rang a while ago as I realised I was heading for a flare, and was in a lot of pain. I gave up trying in the end, and just left things as they were.
Then more recently, I got a flare up of psoriasis, more pain and stiffness, then iritis. This morning my Achilles and knees are swollen, and I could hardly move. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
I tried advice line...closed! So rang GP expecting to be fobbed off. Spoke to a bew doc who rang rheumatology, and rang me back within ten minutes. She had spoken to rheumy who suggested either steroid or coxi something. I went for steroid option until I know a bit more about the anti-inflammatory. I was amazed! Seen within an hour and given IM steroid. If it doesn't work well I'll try coxi stuff.
Perhaps folks are listening now there's been eye involvement?
Shame about the advice line. Might have all been sorted sooner. Still, grateful for steroid. Lets hope it works!