Having a really rough week. Started feeling poisoned again for the last two days and my fingers are even more swollen than usual and unrelenting pain and terrible stiffness that I can't soothe. I'm going back to my GP on Tuesday as I really need some help but I don't know what to ask for?
The rheumatologist has discharged me saying reactive arthritis will resolve by itself and the only medication I've been offered is naproxen, diclofenac and feldene gel (with over the counter codeine) and they don't relieve it. I've been referred for physio and ultrasound treatment but it's been a month and I've not heard anything.
The stiffness in my hands is driving me mad, I've tried heat, ice, massage, hand exercises, hot bath and compression gloves to try and relieve it but nothing helps
any other ideas? Ankles and feet are also bad but bearable. Im going away for the weekend and really hoping I manage it but i don't feel at all good at the mo.
Sorry to whinge, I know others suffer a lot more than I do, I could just use some advice as I feel like I'm alone in this.