ask away! that's how we learn!
i dealt with "pit pain" lol for about 3 years really bad. it was usually just 1 side at a time. it was severely sore to touch as well.
mine was a lymph node that was swelling.
i do have (and did have at that time) costochondritis so the combo of the 2 made it worse.
do bring it up to your doc at your next visit.
are you running any fevers? can you palpate an actual lump?
as for you pain question...the RA joint pain for me is daily & constant. wake up with it, spend all day with it, loads of pain meds & anti-inflammatories, and go to bed with it.
there are times however that the pain is "lighter"...flares for me cause an inability to walk...needing crutches & IV steroids. and going to the hospital which really is THE PITTS!
hang in there!
do you have Lidoderm patches? they helped immensely for the pit pain. slap one on & the pain is gone...LOL. (duh...) lol. cornball i am.
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