Thanks for letting me join and post my question.....I have had RA for 20 years and over that time have tried many drugs all with side effects. Six months ago my consultant said I had reached the criteria to prescribe a biological, gave me a leaflet and to think about it, she wrote to me and said the drug would be funded. Due to very severe side effects I stopped taking methotrexate. When I was assessed last week by the nurse the offer was withdrawn.
My relationship with my consultant has never been very good at our last consultation she never even sat down but stood behind me and talked when the nurse stood in front of me.
I really feel now I need a new consultant, I live in London and would be prepared to travel. My GP is willing to refer me anywhere in London. Does anyone in London have a consultant they would recommend.
Thank you for taking the time to read....