Letters ? : Im on methotrexate and benipali i havent... - NRAS

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Letters ?

Babybaps44
Babybaps44

Im on methotrexate and benipali i havent been out since friday and not intending too i have spoke to doctor she said i should get letter but its the hospitals that send them has anyone had letter being on these drugs ?

Stay safe

X

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Hi it is a mess this ,maybe should have been left to docs . I would do wot your doing just now, it does say you can get the letters upto the 29th March, if you do not get one by the 29th and worried to phone gp and discuss it ,I've not had letter and I'm not sure if many have ,some have recieved a tex though

Babybaps44
Babybaps44
in reply to Ajay575

Thanks are you on the same meds? I know they busy hopefully hear today.

Thanks x

Nuttyshirlz
Nuttyshirlz
in reply to Ajay575

Hiya ajay you could always email your Gp and that way your not hogging the phone lines and your not alone worrying. Last week I got so concerned found myself crying few times. It’s a shock to your system. My Gp even put my blood pressure pills up. I live alone and my kids are miles away. But I’ve found if you turn off main tv watch Netflix or whatever. Play games listen to music only watch when Coronavirus updates once a day. It helps

Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to Nuttyshirlz

Hi yes thanks ,I'm sure I'm social distance not high risk but you never know ,I'm in for the 3 weeks anyway now thanks ,I will phone phone gp for a telephone appointment next week and talk to them ,thanks ,your right about the once a day news ,I seem to be watching it all the time ,will try cut down,hope it works out for us all ,hope your mood picked up a bit for you,and keeping in touch with family on phone helps as well , ,have good week shirlz ahead take care

Nuttyshirlz
Nuttyshirlz
in reply to Ajay575

Well that’s what I thought until my doctors said different. I was sitting watching it all day. But every channel talks about it. You come online their talking about it. So I log on once a day and turn off main tv during the day and watch amazon or Netflix then turn on teatime main tv. It does help a lot and my blood pressure is down. I talk to my kids every day. But turn them all off. I’ve even got adult colouring book lol

Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to Nuttyshirlz

👍,

Please Stop worrying about whether you get the letter....The NHS are obviously completely overwhelmed by the situation ..we can all help by reading all the NRAS advice....including the advice on here on the Pinned Posts (top right) & deciding we are going to take all the recommended safety precautions,& then just get on with our lives the best way we can.

Ajay575
Ajay575
in reply to AgedCrone

Stop worrying ? ,everyone is worrying, it is alright saying they are overwhelming nhs , people have severe anxiety with all this and the national emergency and all the people going to die, it is serious and worrying for everyone , close relatives and children and family members are going to be taken away and get no visits and you will not say they're good byes that's how bad it is and very worrying ,and waiting to see if your in vulnerable group or not this could have been done better

AgedCrone
AgedCrone
in reply to Ajay575

You sound like a glass half full sort of person today Ajay.

I am of the half glass full persuasion.

I have had more serious illnesses in my long life than most people,& I am convinced having a positive attitude to this very serious Pandemic is the way to go.....take it seriously....deal with it....but like RA ....don’t let it take over your life.

Don’t dwell on misery.......despite the saying...it doesn’t like company....

No one is dwelling everyone is scared !! Ive had issues too in my life life threatening but all i asked was did people get letters so please dont be so rude !!

J1707
J1707
in reply to AgedCrone

I’m with you AC

Deeb2908
Deeb2908
in reply to J1707

Me too I refuse to go into panic just be sensible if at home stay home and if that not having a letter worries you stay home. We are all adults who need to take some responsibility in all of this too. Make a choice for you.

No just the 1 meth ,with other relief and issiues ,will be self isolate for me ,do not think I'm high risk 🤞,I'm know sure about yours either,they say next 3 weeks are going to be bad though

Thanks yes i know its scarey .

Stay safe x

I did expect to get a letter but not received one so far, I’m on Humira, mtx and prednisolone, however I am staying in, my family would be horrified if I went out, they are so worried for me. They are doing all my shopping, I realise how lucky I am, also have a garden, plus they FaceTime. Such different times. X

Babybaps44
Babybaps44
in reply to Gigi71

Yes im lucky too and i also have a garden and a lovely family .we are so lucky.

I wish you all the best x

Gigi71
Gigi71
in reply to Babybaps44

Thanks and you too. Stay safe. X

Babybaps44
Babybaps44
in reply to Gigi71

And you xx

Hiya, gosh its worrying times isnt it. I've never been filled with so much anxiety, every slight clearing of the throat or twinge lol!

I havent had a letter yet but we all know we have to stay in a) due to government restrictions and b) most of our meds.

I think the only difference with the letter is a bit of advice on getting community support which I think looking at yesterdays asking for volunteers is happening now.

I've been taking my mind off it by watching movies and doing the nhs exercise videos and only watching the news once a day.

So stay in hunker down I think till it's done xxxx virtual hugs x

Babybaps44
Babybaps44
in reply to allanah

Thanks and you stay safe xxxx

I’m on mtx and benepali and I’m not expecting a letter. Do you have other comorbidities or are you over 70? Otherwise we won’t receive one.

Letter or no letter I'm staying in. We walk the dog and that's it. Luckily we have a garden and three of our children have offered to bring supplies as and when needed.

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