I'm trying to type this without aggravating my hands as I am currently suffering with a flare up in both my hands and wrists. I keep getting pains when I pick things up and I get stabbing pains every once in a while when I move my hand slightly. The pain shoots down my nerves in my arm and is really painful for a second or two. My hand is swollen too and feels tight and sore which doesn't help either. I'm finding I keep dropping things and doing such simple tasks are impossible without feeling pain.
I've been waiting for an emergency referral to the flare clinic but have a 4 week wait on top of the 6 weeks I've already been waiting to get seen. I'm not sure how I will cope for another 4 weeks of this pain!
Anyway, I thought I would reach out to see if anyone has experienced this and has any tips/ideas to keep me going for the next few weeks with pain management? I'm trying to not let it get me down as the last thing I want is for it to rule my life.
I look forward to receiving any comments or advice