I do have hand and foot pain. For a while it felt like someone had poured burning acid into my finger & toe joints.
For me, taking plaquenil and prednisone helped tame the inflammation that was causing the pain...also Cellcept helped me. (Imuran and MTX are also tried, it's very random which of these 3 will work for a person, Imuran did nothing for me.)
Generally I don't say much about
pain to anyone -- maybe "I've had to take some pain meds today so would rather not drive", but that's about
it! I generally try not to talk about
pain to older people who are likely to be in constant pain - it just seems to upset everyone and don't really help anything anyway!
I haven't had any deformities related to Lupus -- I wonder if that is more because of your osteoarthritis? Definitely ask your Dr all your questions!!
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