Hello all. I haven't been on for a while, the only reason being that I keep forgetting. My short term memory is useless these days. I have eventually remembered to make an appointment with the doctor after several weeks. I've been stuck on 4mg of pred for months and whilst I'm almost pain free for most of my body, the same cannot be said for my hands. They swell up like balloons and are stiff and ache every morning. If I have fallen asleep with them closed I can't open them out first thing without severe pain. An increase in pred makes no difference. I am being referred to some sort of a hand specialist, though what they will be able to do only they know. I don't really think that this is part of the PMR. Does anyone else have this issue?
I'm exhausted all the time and just can't cope with housework with the hand pain and the exhaustion. It doesn't help that I only sleep about 2-3 hours a night. I get very frustrated when I try to get on and do something and I just can't.