So I saw my rheumy nurse today for my second anti-tnf assessment and after a long and thorough examination and discussion, it was concluded that I am eligible for the treatment.
Next the nurse has to present my case to 2 consultants who decide which therapy to go for (Cimzia, Humira or Enbrel) then it is passed to the head pharmacist before finally heading to the PCT for a yay or nay. This means a wait of probably at least a month before I know whether I will get the treatment.
I had big problems with MTX after 18 months of successful treatment and I had to stop it. I then tried Leflunomide which unfortunately my liver took a big dislike to. Since then I have had a course of steroids but am presently just taking one Hydroxychloroquine daily and ibuprofen.
My arthritis has flared very badly and it frightens me how aggressive it is after just couple of weeks without treatment. I have started getting pains in my knees which I've never had before and my feet are terrible with my toes deciding to join in the party too.
I'm hoping for a positive and prompt response from the relevant parties and hope it won't be too long before I can start a new treatment.