Thanks to all who replied to my blog from Saturday regarding my cancelled appointment. My husband rang my consultant's secretary this morning without me knowing and as luck would have it someone had cancelled an appt today and I was able to see my consultant with his last appt of the day.
I was due a blood test today and so my consultant had those results on his computer screen. My liver levels are up again (ALT - 350) and so he has stopped the Leflunomide and given me a course of steroids. He has given me some info on anti-TNF therapy to look through as that may be the next step. I have to have another blood test next week and then see the nurses in about 5 weeks to reassess my DAS score before a definitive decision is made.
He said it was no wonder that I felt so rough and miserable but assures me that coming off the Leflunomide and taking the steroids will help and will also bring the liver levels down.
I know how lucky I am to have got that appointment and also for having such a lovely caring hubby despite that fact that he went rifling through my papers to find the numbers to call to sort something out - I will forgive him!