I've been diagnosed a few years now. High positive CCP positive RF. I currently take sulpha and hydroxy. I was also in mtx but suffer with it so needed to drop that one. It's a shame as it's that seems to take all pain away. Anyway what I would like to ask is am I experiencing similar symptoms to others. Now I know everyone is different but with very infrequent rheumy appointments and not knowing anyone else with Ra I thought I would ask. So generally I get sore hands, not always really swollen but often red. Pain is generally throbbing and feels like a bruise or a sun burnt sensitive type pain if touched. Is this the typical pain? It's mainly the middle joints on each finger but often the knuckles too. Then if I do too much stretching at work such as reaching to a shelf the pain will be in then be in my shoulder. Or if I walk further than normal my feet do the same. It seems my body cannot take anything extra from normal movements. I may then get sore wrists then they get better then sore fingers again. Then if my hubby is really lucky my jaw goes. Seems never ending. Tomorrow who knows what it will be. I'm currently supporting a few pairs of fat puffy red fingers just as it gets warmer too. No one understands.