Today I visited the consultant for the first time since being on MXT.
It was a positive visit as lots of my questions got answered and I am now on Sulfasalazine due to bad reactions to MXT. Fingers crossed this works.
As I am in a flare at the moment she also gave me a steroid injection which I've had before in my joint but that had no effect, this time she did it in my bum cheek and smiled and said well it can't make things any worst.
I did come away slightly puzzled about one comment she made. Apparently you can't be full diagnosed with RA until it's in more than 2 joints. I have it in Both knees and I am getting pains in my left hand which is new. So apparently as my hand isn't too bad yet I can't officially have RA as it's only in my knees. I'm on dmards so surely that means I have it????? I've previously been told it's imflamation based arthritis which points to RA. If any of you can shed any light on is that would be lovely.
On a funnier note I took my mum along for support, well she had to drive due to my knees. She hasn't driven in 2 years bless her. It was like driving with a learner and I think I've come home with whiplash as she seemed to think the only way of stopping was emergency stops