For the second time my GP has referred to these smooth lumps I'm developing on many of my finger and knuckle joints as "possible ganglions" so I looked them up just now. Last night I went to bed very late and was in lots of pain in both my hands all through - but then the focus seemed this morning to be on my thumb joint (the middle one) and now I wake to find I have another of these smooth hard lumps on the joint that has sprung up overnight? This is the third one that's grown since I started on MTX - the others on top finger joints all sprung up when I had my first steriod injection back in June. My GP told me these are often hereditary but neither of my parents had them? Yesterday he said he thought they were more likely to be RA related than anything to do with the MTX - thought it was just a coincidence that three large ones have arrived on my hand joints. I don't think I believe in coincidences that much?! The boney joints on the outer wrists also seem to be grown and are always very sore and hot to touch? More of these ganglions perhaps?
Does this correspond with anyone else's RA? Baffled and fed up with them - Tilda x