I am sorry to hear that you are having such problems with your fingers. I am wondering if you were diagnosed with Lupus. I am wondering if so why you are not taking Plaquenil. I have had SLE, Lupus for many many years and I have been on Plaquenil since 1994. I find that this drug along with NSAID's helps a lot with the swelling and pain in the joints. I am not taking Methotrexate, but I am taking Imuran. I hope that you get to feeling better.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.