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I really need some help so would be grateful for any advice! I'm having a really bad flare up and it's probably the worst it's ever been!! My knee is actually swollen to look at and I have only ever had one swollen joint before and that was my thumb. I'm 22 years old and have been diagnosed with arthritis almost two years ago, I think. I have been on methotrexate around 8 months, which I am really struggling with as it makes me really really ill, even just the thought of it makes me want to throw up! Methotrexate is my second medication I have tried as the first option didn't help, but I fear methotrexate isn't working now too!! I've struggled to do anything this week and I'm desperately trying to get an emergency appointment at the hospital for a steriod injection but I am unable to speak with anyone over the phone.
Does anyone know if I just went to hospital like to A and E, would they be able to give me a steriod injection? Or is this not acceptable and would I be wasting their time as 'not an emergency'? I'm really desperate and in so much pain please does anyone have any advice?
Thanks in advance!
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