Hi all, had to go to A&E yesterday with the pain in my knee. Couldn't get an appointment with GP until Tuesday so had to see someone. Anyway after 4 hours in A&E I was told it is probably caused by arthritis either ostio or rheumatoid , but because I am under Rheumy and only seen him once was advised to go back to GP and ask for my appointment to be brought forward from March. He also told me that there is a Hot Clinic at my local hospital every Friday and that I should ask to be referred there next week. He gave me some crutches to help me and said if it gets worse over the weekend to go back to A&E on Monday and they will give me a steroid injection in my knee. The only thing that I got from this long wait was that I have been up all night with the stomach bug, had to cancel my eye appointment and go back to bed. I feel really down and weak, so now going to try and get some sleep.