Well, guys after my long saga, I saw my new rheumy today. She is very chatty and doesnt hurry you at all, so she runs late but is full of apologies and smiles.
She confirmed what she told me on the phone which is that my disease is no longer active. So I'm off the biologics, but am continuing with methotrexate for the moment. I raised the possibility of injectable, given the positive comments from many of you. So I'm going to start on 20mg injectable weekly and may go down, depending on bloods.
Its taken me quite a while to come to terms with this new situation. I dont know how long it will last. My consultant assured me that if I had a flare and the old RA returns I will have an emergency number. If it does return with a vengeance I'll be able to go back onto biologics without going through the DIMARD route again.
So if you dont hear much from me its because I'm trying to get some distance from the disease. Oh yes and it doesnt mean that I'm free of osteo, which is bothering my knees at the moment. And I have a lot of scope to build up my fitness / exercise too!
Good wishes to everyone,