Welcome to the forum! My grandfather always used the term "piffle" if he was frustrated. "Oh piffle!" he would say. LOL. Is that why you used it for your name?! It's an old British expression.
I have a lot of morning and evening pain in my hands and feet, but no swelling. My pain is from my Fibromyalgia. When there's swelling, that is a pretty good sign it's a lupus thing. This disease can morph and change often.
What meds are you taking? Maybe something needs to be adjusted? Whenever I had swelling and pain from my lupus, I would have to adjust my prednisone. Once I did that, it all cleared up. That's the only remedy I can tell you. I know there will be others with more suggestions. Weekends can be a bit slow here, so don't give up!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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