Hi everyone, this is my first post here.
I'm writing on behalf of my mother-in-law how's been suffering from PMR for around 5 years. 'Suffering' is an understatement, she's barely mobile and feeling a great deal of pain daily. She's on prednisolone but she seems to be getting worse steadily. She's only ever been seen by a number of GPs in her local surgery, in a rural town in Leicestershire. None of those GPs seems to see the need to refer her to a specialist. And as per her personality, she doesn't want to press the matter or cause a conflict and just does as the GPs tell her to do. It's hard for us to see her in such amount of pain. We'd like her to see a rheumatologist with experience treating in PMR, NHS or private. The worse thing that could happen now would be having a bad experience with a specialist, so we've been very careful searching for one. I've read here that Dr. Sarah Mackie is well recommended and if we can't find one locally to her that will be one option. However if anyone could recommend us a consultant in Leicester area we'll be very grateful.
Thank you so much in advance.