I have only be diagnosed for a month, but have had the symptoms for over a year and has taken all this time to get it diagnosed. Still waiting for an appointment to see rheumatologist which I hope will be soon. Gp has prescribed anti-inflammatory and painkillers but feel it is getting worst and now need to see the right people to sort this out before I go mad.
How long should referrals take? I seen the orthopaedic registrar who got the bloods done as he suspected that had ra when explained the symptoms as thought my carpel tunnel syndrome had returned when my thumb went completely numb and has been now for nearly a year with no sign of returning. I do hope I hear soon and get this sorted.