Went to the rheumatology clinic this afternoon and I'm now even more confused.
I'm to stay off the mtx and sulphasalazine due to the side effects and will have my steroid injection tomorrow as planned. As my ESR is back up again and I have pain in my hands and knees and stiffness first thing, he's booked me in for an ultra sound scan on my hands. I did point out to him that the steroid injection may not give a true reading on the scan.
What I'm confused about is that he said as I don't have any swelling (I did have in my foot, which started all this off) it may not be arthritis!
So I'm now not sure if I've put up with my hair falling out and the sulphasalazine rash for nothing and why did the consultantis send me leaflets on Leflunomide and anti TNF medication leaflets to read ready for this appointment.
If its not arthritis then what is it?