Last year when I was in having Iloprost I had a steroid injection in my right elbow as I was told I had Tennis Elbow..... At the beginning of July It started to get very painful again so I rang my GP to check that they would give me an injection before making an appointment... Yippee I thought they do give them ... Went on 11 July to have the injection, and what did my GP say ''can you wait until you see your Rheumatologist'' .. No I cannot, I do not see him until September when I have Iloprost... He gave me the injection and off I went. Elbow, did not get any better so on Tuesday I went to see him again. The pain is also affecting my fingers, keep going numb and tingly and whenever I move my fingers the pain travels to my elbow. I also have a swelling from my elbow to my wrist. Also I cannot straighten my arm as its too painful. My GP said that he would not give me another steroid injection but take ibuprofin - what does he think that I have not tried them. Nothing is working... He said there is nothing he can give me for the pain and to wait till I see my Rheumatologist which is in September. I done no more but called the nurse advice line and she is going to talk to someone and call back tomorrow - watch this space...... Must get myself into gear and change my GP
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