I’d like to thank everyone for the tips on referral and especially the guidance notes which I gave to my GP.
After a bit of a wait I have now received a referral to a rheumatologist for positive ANCA and plenty of various symptoms but it’s a 7 week wait. Only I’ve now started having various pain almost daily and picking up a cup of tea was tricky the other night because of joint pain and stiffness. I’m hiding it well though.
I’ve been frightened of taking zinc and herbal anti inflammatory which helps a great deal at the moment in case it decreases the likelihood of being correctly diagnosed. (It seems as if only numbers on blood tests matter rather than symptoms.) On the other hand I don’t want to be in pain.
I wanted to ask is 7 week wait normal and does anyone have ideas of how to handle the uncertainty and pain before diagnosis?