I went to hospital this morning to discuss options since being taken of sulphasalazine. My nurse specialist was suggesting a different dmard having checked my bloods and completed das (now down at 3.85). Then my consultant came in examined my hands only, said she could still c my knuckles and looking at them noone would know I had rheumatoid. I had already explained that id spent since thursday on sofa just relaxing as I felt so exhausted, nauseous and sore.
I then showed her a photo taken last wed which I thought showed top of my hand and wrist swollen as they were hot, red and very painful. She said its not inflammation but a rash. Im therefore booked into her joint dermatology/rheumy clinic in april.
Had to have loads more extra blood tests today (only had regular ones last thursday) so now totally confused what she is looking into - anyone got any ideas? She did consider sjorgens but from last years tests ruled that out.