Subject: Re: unsure what to think
I can really empathise with you on this, it's so hard to get the same consultant now which can be frustrating as often you find yourself telling the same story over and over. Just a little advice, I wouldn't get the cortisone injections too many times, as I did and my left knee won't straighten and has been made deformed from too many injections. Obviously everyones different and it may not affect you in the same way but I feel a lot of the time they like to do this rather than finding a better long term solution.
One day I finally stood up to them and asked what my long term solutions were. I had an Arthroscopy which didn't help at all and am now trying Methatrexate again. It's so frustrating when they don't listen and hurry you along. I find you have to do a lot of your own research and actually ask for the drugs you want. I would recommend Diclofenac or Naproxen, both very good anti inflammatories.
Best of luck and I hope you get the help and support you deserve soon.