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Posted By : Farmgirl59 - 4/7/2017 10:50 AM
The palms of my hands have been painful for the last 2 wks and now they are puffy and red. Painful to touch. I started putting ice packs on them and that helps for a little while. Is this connected to my lupus?

Posted By : Lynnwood - 4/7/2017 12:51 PM
The overactive immune system in Lupus often find strange places in the body to attack! I used to get swollen toes for no good reason - my Drs said it was just where my Lupus chose to attack that day.

Sounds like your hand inflammation is a similar thing - Lupus deciding your hands are foreign bodies that need to be attacked!

You might need to talk with your Dr if this continues much longer - generally a small dose of prednisone for a week or two will help knock out the inflammation.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Posted By : Farmgirl59 - 4/7/2017 7:10 PM
Thanks Lynnwood, This is new. Today they are tender and not too puffy but the ice sure helped.

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