Just back from my Tai Chi and 2 friends observed afterwards that not only are my pinkys both very blue/ purple at the middle joints and swollen (and painful!) but both are drifting away from my main hands a bit. Is this RA or OA or what? I'm aware that I'm shivering cold at the moment - which is a bit of a shock after 48 years of always being too hot and covered in eczema and now too cold and not a blemish in sight despite drifting fingers! But also at the end of this two our session I was stiffer and colder and my fingers had all gone white - apart from the bruisy purple knuckles and joints. I'm not unduly concerned but wondering if my contrary disposition is making me have menopausal cold flushes that extend to my fingers or if this is part of RA - or both. Also so tired I almost drifted off when the instructor was lecturing us about Waving at Clouds and I lent against a pillar!? This is all new to me but is it familiar to anyone else I wonder?
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