It has been 3 weeks now and still waiting on my meds - suppose to be starting a new biologic Tofacitinib (?).
Right now, I am meds free, relying on paracetamol as well as Anadin joint and inflammation tablets. To date I have been fine, despite the odd flare, but honestly you can’t help but feel vulnerable. I have been experiencing slightly wheezy breathing, and immediately attribute this to my RA. Today I woke up with slight left hand pain, again not unbearable just frustrating.
I have also had to fork out £420.... to see a podiatrist .... my dr recommended to pay as the NHS are taking far too long to see a foot and ankle surgeon despite urgent letters.
£200 goes towards my customised orthotic as I have tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction from the RA damage. The specialist also recommended an MRI scan, I am hoping I shall get a resounding yes instead of no from my dr as told far too expensive to have this scan.
Hope everyone is coping well. I shall keep you posted as to next steps. 😊🌤