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Rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and fingers

I don’t have the pain every day is this unusual sometimes I can barely lift my cup of coffee with one hand, my right hand as it is so terribly week and I just can’t lift then the next day it’s gone. This is normal.

  1. Joint pain can come and go, or change in intensity, depending on if you are in the midst of a flare-up or not. One of our patient leaders wrote an article about her joint pain experience with some tips: Have you gotten a chance to talk to your doctor about this? They may be able to prescribe something to help with the pain on the especially difficult days.
    Gabby (team member)

    1. I have Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus. Sometimes my finger joints hurt so bad I could cry and then the next day they’re normal again. I work in a kitchen so it can be a struggle but I definitely understand.

      1. , The idea of working in a kitchen in the midst of bad joint pain does not sound fun. They make some arthritis-friendly kitchen items to help with cutting, can opening and other kitchen gadgets that are hard on the joints. Do you have access to anything like that when you are working?
        Gabby (team member)

    2. I so know the struggle. I have RA & lupus and I'd both are flaring it is a horrible time opening doors, writing, lifting cups. It's normal for me unfortunately. Holding space for you to have more good days than difficult ones. Gentle hugs~Racquel~ team member

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