... dominant hand being worse. It feels as the joint where the fingers attach to the hands and the first finger joint are too tight, feels swollen but no visible swelling, just slight enlargement of joints and warmth in joints. ... (1 replies)
... It started last night, both arms starting in the backs of my arms behind the elbows are alternating between numbness and tingling but my right arm is the worst. The numbness is going all the way down into the heel of my hand. ... (4 replies)
... I often have fluid retention swelling in my hands and feet. ... (6 replies)
So my appointment with the Rheumy is March 13th, and I have been keeping a pain journal since the end of May. I have just started adding other odd things that may or may not be relevent.
I use a Mild/Moderate/Severe pain scale, as opposed to a 1-10 (does it matter?) Where Mild is just that annoying pain, but it dose not affect my daily activity, Moderate is painful... (2 replies)
... Thanks so much for the info, Vee - and for thinking of me. I guess I really do need to find Dr. Wallace's book - it seems as though it is extremely informative about so many things!
Yeah, I don't really fit most of the characteristics of RA, other than the pattern of flare-ups and remissions of symptoms and the elevated bloodwork indicating some kind of inflammation. The... (5 replies)
... without extreme pain in my calfs and upper legs. but i started to get very painful hands. it hurts to write at this time and developed darkish swelling under my knuckles nails and even on my knees. my hands and feet are almost always freezing cold even in a warm room and they get swollen. ... (7 replies)