I have not had a flair up in several years. When they started my hands would swell up and the joints would hurt and the swelling and pain would go up my arm any my wrist was so swollen that my blood had trouble flowing. I would hold my arms, walk the floor and cry (this was before they said I had RA) I would wake my husband to take me to the emergency room. They would run all kind of tests. They would give me wonderful pain medicine in an iv. It only happened at night. The next day my hands would be sore and I would be fatigued. Did not know what was happening. We made several trips to the er. I can’t imagine having flair ups like some of you. My pain was so severe that I would rather have surgery with no meds. As I said somewhere before I suffered 5 months before anybody put a name to it. It took a while for Dr Razzaq to get the right mixture of meds that would work. That’s methotrexate and Simponi Aria by infusion every 8 weeks. I use a spine and pain doctor for my OA which can get pretty ugly. Today is a good day
I agree with everything others said. I have Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, as well as Psoriatic Arthritis and of course the original RA. My doctor talked to me about the different joints affected my the different Arthritis. My hands swell and hurt and my feet. My back hurts in certain places and shoulders and neck, and knees which is Psoriatic. Usually when I have a flare I ache like my bones have a toothache. It’s all over not just the joints, but joints are very sore. The exhaustion gets worse and I just feel awful. I’ve had several fractures in my back so the Osteoporosis causes back pain. One flare seems to start the others. It’s sure no fun. But in a few days, usually better.
So sorry you are having such a tough time prayers being sent. I was told RA can effect your hips but RA is systematic so it hits both sides ar same time. I also have OA and Dr told me I can tell the difference if only one hip is hurting it's the OA if both flare its RA same with other joints.
@A myRAteam Member so sorry ,my friend ! This can be soooo bad ! Raining today ,cold and damp ! Does not help joints or mood !
Feel better soon xxBlessings
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