I am a 40 something year old RA patient with a 10-years history of diagnosis and treatment from Germany and Austria. Before I came to the UK (to be a proper tax paying employee) I have been treated with Enbrel, which worked wonderfully, but now the NHS rheumatology consultant disagrees and believes I am not suffering from RA. He has not revisited previous letters and documentations (which are in German, I am afraid) nor has he requested to speak to the rheumatologists in Germany or Austria, respectively (they all speak English well).
I am now off Enbrel (and any other treatment except some painkillers) for more than 18 months, the result is devastating.
I am not sure how to proceed from here.
My GP has now requested a second opinion, but waiting times are rather long, especially for second opinions, I understand.