Written by a NHS patient
27th May 2021
I have been a patient of the Rheumatology clinic for around 25 years. Three months ago all my rheumatoid meds were stopped and since I have been in agony with my joints but I get nowhere with the doctor, Dr Jones or the rheumatology clinic at clifton hospital. The nurses are wonderful at both hospitals and Dr Jones secretary is very helpful. My rheumatiod progressed to the point where I needed ankle fusions on both feet and new knuckles and wrist fusion on my right hand, I'm worried about what no medication will do to my joints but not able to get any answers from anyone. I feel totally let down by my rheumatology consultant and by the clinic at clifton hospital. I already suffer from depression, anxiety and PTSD, all this not knowing is making things worse.