My husband and I both have RA. We have been subject to getting virtually all our treatment stopped here in Cambridgeshire and live in a constant state of fear and worry as we are now only both receiving a few opioid painkillers each a month, can't get any proper medication and we turn up for appointments to see Consultants only to find we are fobbed off with "Nurse Practitioners." The last one was so useless she grabbed at my husband's wrists and fingers first and finding huge growths from the arthritis hurriedly went on to feel his knees, which had us both in uproars of laughter as he had them replaced two years ago and they are metal! (She cannot obviously read hospital records!) She had nothing what-so-ever to offer for the three inch growths on my husband's wrists caused by his RA and didn't even send him for a blood test so we have bought a blood pressure monitor ourselves and he has found some old steroid tablets and taken them. He only receives one Hydroxychloroquine Tablet daily and a few Co-Codomol when his mean Doctor's receptionist, (who is his only doctor, as his real GP travels round a large area and very rarely visits our little rural town, so the receptionist now does everyone's care!) I had my decent Etoricoxib changed to Celecoxib, which cause terrible irritable bowel syndrome. The Etoricoxib were only £25 per month, but apparently our CCG cannot afford it. I now have to spend pounds on Imodium, which doesn't work. The Celecoxib works about half as well as the Etoricoxib. We tried to complain but they threatened us, meanwhile the Doctors and their employees have ever swankier cars parked outside the useless surgeries and clinics. My husband thinks we had better try to move down South, where all the Tories live, as there will be more services there, but for all I know, they have cut the NHS everywhere. We've bought bottles of the CBD Oil from Holland & Barrett, but it doesn't seem to help either of us in severe pain. All ideas and advice gratefully received.
Where in UK to move to that treatment for RA could st... - NRAS
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