Really bad day any suggestions?

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Monty's Mom
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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 11/17/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My right hand (dominant one) is aching, swollen, and very painful. The left is little better, but a bit more mobile. The right one is frozen completely and has been this way for a few hours. My normal arthritis remedies, heat and rest are not doing anything! It is taking me forever to type today, but I feel the need to ask for help.
I cant crochet, hold a book, type with the right hand, or press the remote control buttons. What do I do all day? My pain levels are really high, probably because of the distress of depression and my hands. I have never had my hands totally freeze in the 13 years I have had moderate rheumatoid arthritis and this is scary. What do others do to stop this? I have an appointment tomorrow with my doctor for depression and the new hand problems. I know she will refer me to a rheumatologist again, and the thought of having ANOTHER specialist to add to my list makes me more depressed.
Does anyone have advice to unfreeze my right hand? How about what to do with myself all day with unworking painful hands? It is right about now I wish I wasnt home alone everyday, and had a human being to talk to. If they could understand and simply be here would be enough.
UGH it took me almost a half hour to type this!

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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 11/17/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Mindy,

I am sorry that you are having a bad day today! I am new to the RA thing....actually still waiting on a hands are very painful, but I have never had that problem! Sorry, wish I had some answers! I just wanted to stop and and are cared about! Hang in there!

Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 11/17/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Can soaking them in warm epsom salt help?
I'm so sorry you've been in pain all day.
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