Hi *waves* to everyone.
My doctor sent me to see a rheumatology consultant as I had a slightly higher than normal anti ccp test. Everyone told me they doubted I had RA, though my grandmother died of it and I was just moaning about getting older (46) and everyone else puts up with the usual aches and pains
I was so confident I would be sent away from the clinic with a flea in my ear I only put 1 hour on the car in the car park.
Three hours later, I am walking out with fists full of drugs. The consultant tells me all my joints are swollen, I've definitely got it, they give me an injection in my glutes, which has made my symptoms much worse and I am left bewildered looking at leaflets telling me my hair is going to fall out and I'm going to get an horrendous list of side effects. The only person I've been able to discuss it with is someone at work who reacted badly to all the drugs they've put me on and I don't feel I've had a chance to discuss anything. I was told I have to take these drugs and that is it. That once they kick in I will realise how ill I've been. No more Friday night drink, no more outdoor swimming, no more life is how it feels.
Sorry that's all sounds very miserable but I'm feeling rather shell shocked