I've posted several times about the problems I've been having with my rheumy. I managed to get my private insurance to agree to cover an appointment with my rheumy who works both NHS and privately.
I had a 35 minute appointment with him today and he was fantastic. He listened to me and my mum, answered all our questions and explained everything. He agreed that I can't continue with the hydroxychloroquine due to the side-effects and that it's not working anyway. I've been prescribed methotrexate, folic acid and steroid tablets. I was against steriods due to the side-effects but the injection I had really helped and if it helps, it's got to be worth it. I felt I may have had PsA but he said my nails didn't look like psoriasis, they're just a result of my immune system being crazy. It's seem that I have RA, even though I'm seronegative. I'm seeing him again next month.
I'm nervous about the methotrexate side-effects, as well as the steroids but I'm gonna give it a whirl.