Yesterday was one of the worst days. Even with the darvacet (sp?) Prednisone, and 800mg MO I was still in a lot of pain. I wouldn't want to know what my day would be like if I didn't have the pain meds. Last night I went to church, they found me a plush chair to sit in, but by the end of the night felt worse then ever. The irritation, burning, stabbing pain in every joint was unbearable. It was even in my neak and jaw that last night.
Today I decided to skip class. I'm using my voice recognition program to check in, I just want someone to know how I feel. My husband is caring, and does anything he can, but I can tell that he is frustrated that he can't affect the pain. I wonder if he Feels I am being a big baby? I'm not. He says that some people just have lower pain tolerance than others do. He doesn't understand- I have a high pain tolerance, expecially after living with this condition for awhile. Every day hurts somewhere, some days more than others. I still go about my life, survive each day, but when the pain levels reach this high, and stay there this long,anyone's tolerance would be overrun.
I wonder about the type of pain that I have been having. In the morning, right when I wake up, it feels more like stiffness than pain until I move. But after a few minutes of being awake it's like my joints "check in" with first a twinge of discomfort, then true sharp pain. The pain tolerance is higher in the AM, simply because I have had all night in blissfull (medicated) sleep, but as the day wears on, I can take less and less of it- and it doesn't lessen all day.
If I move, it hurts, and increases in pain the more I move. If I say still, it's still painful, but I go all stiff, so if I flinch it shoots pain though my body, and when I have to move to release the built up pressure of stiffness, It hurst the most.
I have noticed that my veins hurt in my hands and forarms. They throb, expessially when I have increased pain in my fingers and wrists. It brings the pain all the way through my elbow. I have not heard this as a condition associated with RA, do other people get this too? They are not red or warm to the touch, but when they hurt they seem huge, puffed put, and bright blue. ( I have VERY fair skin)
Anyway, thanks for letting me rant, the house is waking here, so I need to get to work, such as I can.