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biscuitsnbeans
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   Posted 8/30/2016 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,I am looking for symptoms of hand pain and what others go
through.Can you please describe what it feels like to you.I am currently
being treated for Palindromic Rheumatisim which I believe is a step
closer to actual RA.I am taking Plaquenil for my symptoms in shoulders
knees and hips.The hand pain I am having is new, it is on the palm side
but my fingers are feeling a bit stiff and achy.I feel like I have played on
the monkey bars too long.I hope to hear back from many as to their
symptoms in hands.Thanks :-)

couchtater
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   Posted 8/30/2016 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I started out with my fingers popping when I bend them.
Then I saw knots on my finger joints. My hands swell up and cramp up.

Since my rheumatologist started me on 400mg of plaquinel and 20mg of Leflunomide my fingers don't pop, knots have gone down, and swelling is not as bad. They still get stiff at times, but nothing like it was before.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

biscuitsnbeans
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Date Joined Feb 2015
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   Posted 8/31/2016 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
couchtater,thanks for replying.I have had pain in top of my hands
like I have punched walls and it comes and goes but the pain on
the middle inside of my palm and just under finger joints is a new
pain symptom.I think my body is trying to develop in to RA.I do take
Plaquenil 400mg a day.I started that back in March when I was hit
with Palindromic symptoms.My husband was dx 2 yrs ago with RA
and it is a hard pill to swallow knowing what is coming

BadDay
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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 9/4/2016 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi biscuitsnbeans (cute name by the way)
try not to worry you may not develop RA from what I know about Palindromic Rheumatism it comes and goes and doesn't cause lasting joint damage like RA So this is a Positive thing for you
and it Dose Not mean you Will get RA it is a good chance you Wont So try not to worry before it happens
we have a saying; "you have buried the dog before you have hit it"
meaning you have not hit the dog with your car but you have worried about burying it.
Sorry your Husband has RA that must be an Extra Burden on you - on Both of you
as for hand pain I get different sorts
Burning
swelling
locking (trigger finger) this happens if I use a trigger spray bottle
Aching
and sometimes a sharp Stab or electric shock which makes me drop whatever I had in hands at the time.

Wish you all the best and hope you keep popping in the the forum for a chat whenever you feel worried or just whenever .
:-)
FORUM MODERATOR Rheumatoid Arthritis for 30Yrs. Asthma,Fibromyalgia,Osteoperosis,Cervical Spondalosos,Degenerative Disc Disese,Disc Bulges, Diabetes,Heart SVT & AF, Sleep apnoea,Nocturnal Respiratory Failure,Panic Attacks,Anxiety
on; Methotrexate , Arava , Endone, Targin 20mg (oxycontin) , Prednisone, Metforman(Diabex) , Tambocor. Oxygen & Cpap, Prolia Injection ,Lyrica

biscuitsnbeans
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Date Joined Feb 2015
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   Posted 9/5/2016 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Badday,thanks for the info and I do try not to bury too many dogs first turn
I have fibrimyalgia and osteoarthritis as well.It is stinky for both myself and husband to deal with pain daily.My fibro has been settled for awhile and it could
be a new symptom in the hands.Back in Jan I suddenly developed excruciating
pain in both upper arms shoulders and upper thighs,I'M more than willing to take
palindromic arthritis over ra any day.Your right about it not causing joint damage
the way ra does.We do find a way to laugh each day,otherwise it would be too
much to bear and be depressing

BadDay
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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 9/6/2016 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
it makes it Hard when we have more than one illness doesn't it
it can be confusing with different pains crossing over
I find my Fibro can cause So many issues and the RA can be just plodding along but I feel crappy and have tendons and nerve pain
I don't know how you do it having your Hubby ill as well
I know when mine is laid up even for a short time I cant cope and it sounds Very Bad but it isn't even the physical side of it but it is just having another person complaining it seems to overload me
FORUM MODERATOR Rheumatoid Arthritis for 30Yrs. Asthma,Fibromyalgia,Osteoperosis,Cervical Spondalosos,Degenerative Disc Disese,Disc Bulges, Diabetes,Heart SVT & AF, Sleep apnoea,Nocturnal Respiratory Failure,Panic Attacks,Anxiety
on; Methotrexate , Arava , Endone, Targin 20mg (oxycontin) , Prednisone, Metforman(Diabex) , Tambocor. Oxygen & Cpap, Prolia Injection ,Lyrica

biscuitsnbeans
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Date Joined Feb 2015
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 9/7/2016 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Badday,it is one of the hardest things to have us both chronically ill
but on the flipside he totally gets it when I say I am in a flare since
I have had fibro for 10 years,he never understood til He woke up 1 day 2 years ago and couldn't close his hands and was in pain,thankfully
I was able to walk him through the anxiety and depression cycles
and have learned to be as silent as I can when in pain so it doesn't
stress him out.We just limp along together
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