a message huh? sounds wonderful! I have the same problem with my thumb but it's my left hand. Of course I'm left handed so writing is a little weird. It hurts right where the pen lays accrossed it. Like others have said yes the stiffness and pain can be Lupus related without a doubt. as for beginning a flare that I have no idea. but I saure do like the way you handle stress! the closest thing I get to a message is soaking in a hot top with bath oil.
I hope you feel better soon sweetie but I think you may want to talk to you doctor about you other symptoms. You might need antibiotics.
Newly DX's Lupus.Possible CREST,COPD, high PB xanax,triam , Opana ER for pain, Evista for osteo,. oxygen Plaquanil400mil, . effexor. spiriva, xopenex.
Come ye, all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!