I'm Losing Control of my hands...

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 74
   Posted 7/30/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,
Yesterday was kind of a disturbing day for me, I was eating an Icy with a spoon, and all of the sudden my right hand curled up and I was in extreme amounts of Pain, it was like I couldnt straighten them for the life of me...This must have lasted atleast 5 minutes, but it felt like an eternity for me....
I dont have insurance anymore, and the meds I have are done...I know I need to go back to my Rhuemy for a check up....So as soon as I get a job I will be able to do so....
So my question is, Being that my hands are getting affected and curlying up and cramping like this, does this mean my Ra is aggression, or could this be that beucase im not on my meds, and this could have been a bad flare up....
Ive been flaring up for a few weeks straight, however what happened to my hand scared the hell out of me, I guess its just scary losing control of your body at such a young age...Ok im done venting....

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 1042
   Posted 7/31/2008 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Morning Babs
What you described, I had with just a couple of my fingers...they call it "trigger effect"  my rheumy treated me with a cortisone shot to the affected areas.  That was 9 yrs ago and I havent had it since.
Is there no sociall assistance programmes where you are?  You really need to stay on the meds your rhuemy prescribed, so as to keep the disease at bay.  Did you hand lock up when it spasmed?  My fingers would...and I learned to massage the area very slowly to get them back in position.  Dont force your hand to straighten, just massage and gently get it back to it's rightful position.
You are so young, and I'm sorry you have this DD, but please look into social assistance and see if you can get back on those meds ASAP
Gentle hugs
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