Posted 7/5/2021 7:57 PM (GMT -6)
I have arthritis and was on Humira until a month ago when I was diagnosed with drug induced lupus. I was gardening today for about 3 hours and feeling fine and it wasn’t until after dinner when I could barely move my hand. My knuckles are swollen and hurts to bend. I’ve never had this pain before. I assume this is a flare? Will ice help?
I have an appointment with my rheumatologist on Friday (it’s Monday night now) but I’m tempted to push up the appt. We discussed going on another drug like Stelera but she wanted me to wait until a month out (not sure why). Tried Cimzia but had to go off that too… I think I really need to be on something but in the meantime what to do about my knuckle/hand pain?