I was supposed to have an appointment with my rheumatologist on 1st April and not surprisingly I received a text this Tuesday saying it had been cancelled due to Covid 19 and that they'd sent me a new appointment in due course. I've been on Hydroxychloroquine for over 3 months and it's not helped at all, if anything the pain is getting worse. I was supposed to be discussing trying a different medication at my appointment (I'd spoken to the nurse a few weeks ago to say the Hydroxychloroquine wasn't working). I phoned and left a message with the rheumatology helpline at the hospital on Tuesday and am hoping I get a call from them a some point (although I know they'll be mega busy right now), just to see if they can put me on a different medication. I know it's such a difficult time for the NHS right now and they're having to do so much, I just worry that I'm going to be stuck for even longer with my rheumatoid arthritis not being controlled and its making my quite anxious and stressed. I know there's nothing much that can really be done about it right now, I just felt like I needed to talk to someone who might understand.
I hope everyone is staying safe and well