So I just came back from seeing my RA nurse specialist. Unfortunately my inflammation is worse than last time and my CRP and ESR blood levels are also raised. As I have only just come up to the full strength dosage of both my hydroxychloroquine and sulphasalazine, she still wants to give it another four weeks before deciding whether to change the medication or not. If it is still as bad as current then they want to add methotrexate to the mix. Great! More pills!
Weirdly, I also showed as being deficient in vitamin D which is frankly bizarre as I eat a lot of oily fish, cheese and eggs! Another pill for that.
And I'm back on the steroids because they need to get my inflammation under control. More pills.
Total pill count per day: 29. Holy moly.