Well I'm due at the infirmary, one town over not one of our own hospitals which are close by oh no!!, I'm being sent to another town completely to get the x-ray my specialist wants me to have. So on Tuesday at 2 pm - my usual lunchtime - I have to be at this hospital at the x-ray dept. to have an ultrasound x-ray on both of my hands to presumably check for swelling because the specialist wants to decrease my intake of Sulphasalazine as I've been on the top rate that my body can handle for over a decade now.
Yep, I complain about pain increases which my pain relievers are absolutely no help with and instead he's wanting to curb another medication with no help for the increase of pain.
Also my Sulphasalazine is a disease suppressant which represses my immune system which in turn means my RA isn't attacking my body as much. In turn this is supposed to help slow down swelling and my immune system attacking my joints and organs. Only cutting down on the suppressant could mean my RA once again going into high gear and my immune system attacking my joints/organs more aggressively. It's a catch-22 whichever way you look at it.