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Date: 17.10.2010
From: caroline

Subject: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

Hadnt really noticed the swellings on my joints before I just thought it was normal to have puffy hands lol But last night when sorting my house out i noticed that i could hardly see my knuckles at all really looked like i had balloons under my skin. Is this a part of my sero neg RA. Is it normal for my joints to swell like this! will this get worse or will the meds get rid of it?? sorry its a dum question just my sure what i should be experiencing
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Date: 17.10.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

Well since my knuckles swelled up they have gone down .... but not fully they still look a bit like boxers gloves !! Don't know if thats the norm ? BTW my right hand is worse than my left.
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Date: 17.10.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

Yes my knuckles swell up as well, I dont have RA I have PA but was told PA mimics RA.
The soft tissue between the knuckles swells realy bad.t.c.
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Date: 19.10.2010
From: c

Subject: Re: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

Mine seams to be soft tissue swellings as well in between the joints pains are really bad but they wont given me anything for it as ive got to wait til my sulafazaline kicks in Dont know how long il last out for been on them 3 weeks
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Date: 19.10.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

Hi C, are you on any meds for the pain? the sulafazine is to slow the disease down, but you still need a decent pain med, If not I would ask your doctor for some.T.C.
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Date: 20.10.2010
From: Rose

Subject: Re: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

Hi yes my knuckles swell up too as well as in between the joints. I have been on meds for RA now for a few years and although it has settled down it still comes back especially if I overdo things. Hope it settles for you. TC Rose X

Hi C sorry to hear you are in pain and as Lynn B says above the sulafazine does take a while and is to slow the disease down. You do need decent meds for your pain. Hope this helps and you get relief soon TC Rose X
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Date: 20.10.2010
From: c

Subject: Re: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

Thank you ladies when i went to see my rhuemy nurse she offered me a steriod jab but had to speak to the consultant first but came back and said no i wasnt allowed one had to wait forthe tablets to set in but if they dont help the pain then im suffering for nothing !!! What a nightmare!!!
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Date: 20.10.2010
From: charlotte

Subject: Re: Swellings on my joints is this NORMAL ??

my joints swell really bad. i have been on sulfazaline since march. i have had three steroid injections and today is a good day - even went to salsa size tonight!
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