New Diagnosis - What to expect
Hi I have just joined the forum after recently being diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in the feet/ankles, hips, sacroiliac joints and hands. Had pains for years but failed to get face to face with NHS GP and best they ever gave me was a blood test and message from receptionist to say "it isn't rheumatoid".
Just seen a private consultant who did examine me and ordered up MRI and x-rays for this diagnosis. I was given 28 days of etoricoxib (90mg) to be getting on with. Not seen any feedback to my GP so having to chase that.
What I am not clear on is after 28 days on the NSAID is that my lot? Or would I need to chase GP for further supplies?
I think they have helped a little but not pain free and hobbling around with stiff ankles and pains radiating from the hips and sacro. Is that is for me or should I expect more from the drugs?
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