I had a steroid injection about 6 weeks ago and this has helped the inflammation go down on my feet, the flare ups have also become less, only having 3 during this time in wrist, and both hands. I was prescribed Hydroxy but was told last week to stop taking it as i was feeling really nauseus and terrible headache all the time. I am also on Arcoxia. Although the inflammation has reduced i am still experiencing pain in my hands and wrists. The joints on most of my fingers are very painful and this is more apparent when I am doing daily things, ie using my lap top in work, and especially at home when i am trying to do simple things like open bottles, cooking a meal. Lots of pain when i am peeling vegetables and slicing potatoes. Such a simple task but not any more. Do you think my meds are still not quite right.
I am also still very fatigued and don't see much past 9.30 each night. One of the most difficult things is not being able to hold my 8 month old grandson for long. The pain in my hands just escalates and shoots up my arms. Is this normal.
Also the weakness in my hands is very frustrating, there does not seem to be any strength in them at all. I am also having pains in my ankles and but the strange thing is that when i am having pain, my veins seem to really stand out, on my hands too. Does this happen to anyone else.