After my first steroid injection on Thursday, I think I may be feeling a bit less stiff this morning. I still have pain in the end joints of my fingers and knees but I know that I have OA in those joints so maybe this is as good as I can expect. I feel that my wrists and other finger joints (the RA ones) are less painful and swollen though I still feel tired despite a fairly decent night's sleep. I seem to have a "fizzy" feeling - a slight numb sensation in my hands. I am still learning about RA as it's early days for me so I will see how the day pans out and decide whether I need to ring the nurse tomorrow - they advised me to ring if I didn't feel better but it's hard to know what "better" may be in their opinion so I might well ring and ask them that! I have an appointment in 2 weeks anyway and hope to start another drug. I think I expected to feel as well as I was before RA hit me - the nurse said the injection should mean I can use my wrists without pain and I suppose that's true this morning though they are still tingling. There's no way I could describe myself as feeling "great" but maybe feeling "great" is not going to be an option any more. It really helps to ramble on to myself like this!
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