gloryroad, I always have pain in my hands and fingers, but sometimes I also get the swelling and they also feel hot. My understanding is it can be part of the arthritis we can experience with lupus. However, since this is a new symptom, it would be a good idea to let your doc know, especially if it doesn't go away or gets worse.
I hope you get some relief soon. Take care
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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