I went for my appt today with the rheumatologist as been struggling a lot recently with pain. I’m on hydroxychloroquine & was hoping they’d add another Dmard in. However, they’ve given me 9 weeks of steroids until my ultrasound appt as I’ve got no extensive visible swelling (so much pain though). I’m only early in having inflammatory arthiritis but they’re doing more research as my bloods are negative so harder to diagnose it’s so frustrating as feels like they don’t believe me. So hard to function everyday with two young kiddies. Will the swelling show up in the ultrasound at this stage?
I asked what the next course of action will be if they can’t see swelling & she said pain management? What will this be? I’m already needing 60mg codeine.
Thanks in advance xx