Hi ya, how come you all sound like you get to see your nurses and Rheumy regularly? I saw my Rheumy in March when I told him I stopped taking MTX because I was still in pain and seeing no benefits, He said that was stupid and after reading your blogs realise I was not alone in the way I feel, and he wanted to prescribe Leflumide but after the nurse took my bp i was told not to start. I have seen my gp once who prescribed bp meds that was 7 weeks ago, I have not seen anyone since then and have been in so much pain and very tired and weary, I wrote to gp since she didn't want to see me explaining how I was feeling; she wrote back saying that she had written to Rheumy for an earlier appt, I am still waiting, I have phoned the Rheumy sec and left msg's but still no joy, people keep saying you must speak to your Gp? I have tried, I still have not got my voice back properly after suffering 9 days of complete silence. The steriod injection is now weary off and the joints are taking longer to get mobile everyday, I have never seen a physio, ot or podiatrist. I was diagnosed 18mths ago. On the up side I am not so depressed, I think reading your blogs has helped me realise that even with all the meds painfree is a myth. real name Carol.
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