Got my referral!!!!!!
Had my appt and got my referral to another hospital. The gp was really good and did remember me. I was given a choice of her writing to my current hospital and requesting a change of meds or a new referral. I nearly bottled out, but stuck to my guns and chose the referral.
I am hoping a fresh pair of eyes will join the dots and get me a proper diagnosis and treatment. Apparently I am still unlikely to see the same doc twice, but I should get better treatment from this hospital.
The gp seemed to think I needed injections :?: but that as I have no positive RF I was unlikely to get them. She also was of the opinion my diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis was enough, as the treatment is the same for all anyway. I can see her point, but I explained my concerns.
So all support much appreciated, and helped calm my last minute nerves. Thanks very much for that.
The referral will be months as it isn't urgent, but I am happy to wait. At the moment anyway!! I carry on with same rheumy for now.