Do others here have experience of ulnar drift in it's early stages and can good night and daytime splints plus exercise halt this happening? Also do others find that when trying to sleep at night the hands can't find a place to lie happily so if gathered in they ache as they want to spread out but if they spread out I get paranoid that I'm making the drift worse. So far my pinkies are sticking out and won't be brought back in unless i curve my hands in.
Sorry I know this is nothing to what others here are coping with presently but it is really bothering me seeing my hands change shape before my eyes and the last flare up seemed to make this happen overnight. I thought perhaps I was being paranoid but the physio looked at them yesterday and said "ulnar drift has begun for sure" so I now know I'm not. She taped my little finger to my index finger for a while and it became uncomfortable after about ten minutes, longing to escape to it's new sprung home. She is now looking for daytime splints that gather my fingers in together as much as possible.It would be really helpful to know that I'm not the only one who has sustained changes to their hands so rapidly - although I'm in very little pain now and am very thankful for that at least!
I think the MTX is definitely working after 12 weeks because my hands and wrists haven't really hurt badly since the flare up over a week ago. However my skin on my face has come out in pimples and blemishes and my scalp is very itchy and hair all frizzy and dry so I'm guessing these are MTX side effects?