Hello all. I have problems with my hands. When I was 20 I worked a shovel for 4 years, I would palm the tip of the spade where the tip was in the center of my hand and I would chip away at whatever I was digging in that fasion. After working there for just a few months, I quickly had problems. My forearms would hurt and my hands would cramp up and become very stiff, especially during sleep. Ever since then I have to shake my hands out after typing or writting or even steering for a while. Now, at 30 I have a job where I pull heavy cages into a trailer with my hands in a hooked position. The pain in my hands came back big time. Now, I have to flex them when I wake up and it takes a full 10 seconds to open and close them. After a while it gets back to normal, but Im still worried. Any thoughts?
My name is Jerry. I was diagnosed with U.C. in early 2007. I am 30, single and no kids.
I am currently taking 4 Lialda pills a day and 30 mg of Prednisone temporarily.
Also I take:Propecia(hair loss), Trentenoin(acne), Paxil(depression), Allegra(allergies), Advair&albuterol(asthma), multi-vitamins, b-complex, flax oil.
I eat a vegan diet.