Posted 6/23/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -6)
Des, I can very much relate to the painful swollen hands. My daughter went to hold my hand the other day and pulled her hand away saying that my hand was too hot. They usually get especially hot and swollen during a flare, so I hope you're not headed for a flare.

Do make sure to mention this to your doctor though. I know that RA often affects the hands so your rheumy may want to look into that.

Take care of yourself and try to get lots of rest this weekend.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops



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