Due to low wcc count I have been having weekly blood tests; last week the nurse I had wasn't as gentle as my usual, after a few attempts on my left arm she moved to the right, I told her my usual nurse said we weren't to use the right as the veins had gone hard but she went ahead, it was very painful and by the time I got to my car my arm was very swollen.
2 days later the swelling started to calm down but was left with severe bruising on whole lower arm, down to my wrist, was strange as the bruising appeared to follow the pattern of my veins.
So, yesterday, thank goodness I had my nice usual nurse and she managed it first time on left arm; but this morning I've woken up with swelling again but on my right arm!!!??? whats that all about, anyone else with this problem? the pain feels like I've had another test in right arm. Maybe it's RA thats causing it, I'm really unsure as I've been off mtx for a few week now...