Hi I haven't posted on here for quite awhile, although I come on here & have a read most days.
I could really do with some advice, I was diagnosed with RD just over 2yrs ago, I've had two steroid injections which worked really well but only lasted for about six weeks each time. I take Hydroxy which up until recently has done a fantastic job. A few weeks ago my hands especially my thumbs became extremely painful, I'm finding it very difficult to use them. I've little strength in them & can't grip things. The other morning I lost the grip on a bowl of fruit & yoghurt ( so wasn't even heavy) I couldn't even pick it up, I just sat & cried. I think it finally hit me after trying for the last two yrs to carry on as before. I haven't even told my family. I did try & tell a friend who's reply is all to common 'I get a bit of that in my knee'. Anyway I digress, I can't take painkillers, so is there anything at all that I can do to ease the pain in my hands & also help with the stiffness?