After my last rant, things got worse. When I thought my GP had referred me to a dermatologist as agreed she decided what she was doing was enough to get rid of these abscesses.
Only one abscess remained and antibiotics and penicillin hadn't worked. By now I had been on 8 rounds of various antibiotics/penicillin and was sick of it; then my nasty neighbors flooded my flat, I slipped, fell and couldn't get up. Pressed my pendant alarm, it took 4hrs before the ambulance arrived. I was soaked to the skin, cold, bruised and had a fractured wrist.
At A&E the doctor who treated me, saw the abscess and found another growing, suggested I see a dermatologist for hidradenitis and that he would write my GP. My blood test come back showing liver damage, after I have my cast done they send me home.
I have no electricity due to water damage, so I have to go to my mum. I call my rheumy nurse, tell her what happened and that my GP is refusing to refer me to a dermatologist, insisting that abscesses are treated with antibiotics and I will have to keep taking them until they find the one that works. My rheumy nurse wasn't please, she told me to stop all treatment until this was resolved and also because of the liver damage (Lft 186) not sure what was said or done after that conversation but the GP called to say I have been referred to a dermatologist and will see them at the end of the month. By now the three new abscesses, taking Clarithromycin, meant two burst, healed but one remained hurting as usual and getting bigger and bigger. It got so bad I went back to the GP who when he saw it had me taken into hospital and I was taken straight to surgery, it happened so damn fast, didn't even have time to tell anyone.
Still at mum's as still in a cast, wound has to be packed and dressed every day, feels like being set on fire, painkillers are my very best friends and I can't wait for this nightmare to be over.
Thanks to everyone who helped with suggestions, it really helped. I am at my wit's end, another autoimmune disorder is the last thing I needed and I know that's a rotten thing to say because I am not the only one suffering this way but I pray the dermatologist can end this nightmare