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Ugly Finger Nodules - Does Everyone Of Us Get These ? I'm Sero Positive

Ugly Finger Nodules - Does Everyone Of Us Get These ? I'm Sero Positive

Hi... I'm getting very upset. I started Methatrexate almost 3 months ago and read it helps eliminate nodules. Well, lo and behold my fingers are swollen past few days and a new ugly Nodule is popping up on the side of ny already swollen middle finger. Ironic, because that is the finger I want to give to RA. Anybody have experience as to WHO GETS THESE ugly things and do they ever go away ? Someone told me Apple Cider vinegar wraps - tried that - didn't do a thing except stink up my house… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Well mine are horrible and have been for many years. I had a hand surgeon tell me he could fix my curved knotty fingers. But I didn’t want to have any more surgery than was nessesary.

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member what's ACV?

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

An unfortunate side effect of methotrexate is new nodule formation. I know it sounds crazy but it is documented in the literature as a side effect. I thought about just stopping the methotrexate since it seems counterproductive and am talking to my dr about it. Good luck on your RA journey.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

SO - as long as they don't hurt or get in the way of your fine motor movement - you should ignore them. Seropositive RA patients get these, and methotrexate can even cause them to pop up. I get them - they come and go. Just think - you could have very painful RA with NO NODULES OR DEFORMITIES OR ABNORMAL LABWORK = and NOBODY would believe you have RA including some rheumatologists.

It ain't the end of the world. get some cute thin colorful lacy fingerless gloves and cover your hands and keep them warm. Pamper your hands - keep them moisturized and take care of them. You don't get another pair.

Your sister in RA -

Miss Pat

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have nodules on all my fingers but the worst ones are the middle finger on my right hand. They never go away. I am also on Methotrexate, since January. What is ACV Mary Walker Eanes?

posted almost 4 years ago
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