Hello, I've been lurking for a long time, but after an appointment with the rheumy nurse today I feel the need to join in!
I was diagnosed about a year ago with spondyloarthritis and put on sulfasalazine. I told them months ago it wasn't working, and their reply was to increase the dose to 6 a day. It hasn't made a difference.
When I was first diagnosed the consultant said not to worry if it didn't work, as there were lots of other drugs to try. Today I've been told there isn't, it's sulfasalazine or nothing. I was told to get better pain killers from the GP.
I was so hopeful when I was diagnosed, and that hope has just been taken away from me. Are they right? Is there nothing else? I'm devastated.