Originally Posted by Nixxie
I was diagnosed with Lupus, RA and Fibro. My fingers and hands are by far worse than the rest of my body. Even though, I have pain in my hips, shoulders, neck and back, the hands and fingers are much worse.
My rheumy has put me on Methotrexade about 18 weeks ago, I inject once a week, and I am now feeling some relief, it is working. I wish I would have taken it sooner, because my fingers are already starting to be deformed, 4 fingers have nodules and start to be crooked, I can't close my hand into a fist, the fingers are to stiff. But my doc said the MTX is going to prevent further damage.
It sounds like your rheumy is on the right path, with your meds.
I hope your husband will start to understand your illness soon, he might need a little more time to get used to the idea.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).