Now I'm off all RA meds and awaiting an MRI scan the old symptoms are returning. I'd forgotten about early morning swollen hands which start about 4 in the morning. I'm just intrigued as to why this happens at this time in the morning. I don't think it's just being immobile.
I'd certainly like to throw cold water on drs who talk glibly about remission. There's a world of difference between meds induced and other remission. And it's no joke to have to go through an unspecified period to know the difference. I'm also appalled by the way clinicians rely on tests - bloods, MRI etc rather than our own experience.
There! My early morning rant