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Swollen Fingers?

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Hey everyone. The last 2 mornings, I have been waking up with VERY stiff fingers, especially in my left hand. And my fingers are swollen and I can't get my rings off. My fingers are very stiff in the joints closest to my hand. The last 2 nights, I have been taking ibuprofen for my feet (I have plantar fasciitis), but ibuprofen has never caused a problem like this before. My knees are pretty achy, too. I can barely squat down and get back up.

Any ideas on what could be causing this??

Thanks!


ptkds

Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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hi there, i suffer from the exact same thing, i can go for a month with no problems and then all of a sudden for 2 weeks my fingers are swollen, my knees or ankles swell and get sore. my fingers also get very itchy. im starting to wonder if i dont have RA so i have to see my doc. there could also be a related allergy that your not aware of, i know soy will also do it for me. but i understand its fustrating im thinking its RA because its auto immune related so we shall see. very confusing and fustrating i know. so my heart goes to you, another doctor appt i guess. GOOD LUCK!


Nadine

mom of 4 great kids - 2 diagnosed with autism and 2 typical kids (thank goodness)

all this started after my hysterectomy in March of 2006

G.F. since Feb 2007

Soy free since April 2007

Blood work was negatvie (after 2 weeks of being on the gluten-free diet)

entrolab results:

Antigliadin 9 (normal <10)

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 - 0302

HLA-DQB2 Allele 2 - 0502

HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 8,5)

carrying one celiac gene and one gluten intolerant gene

nurse at entrolab figures i caught this early and dont eat gluten anymore

life is like a box of chocolates;sometimes you get stuck with the yukky coconut fillet one

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hi there, i suffer from the exact same thing, i can go for a month with no problems and then all of a sudden for 2 weeks my fingers are swollen, my knees or ankles swell and get sore. my fingers also get very itchy. im starting to wonder if i dont have RA so i have to see my doc. there could also be a related allergy that your not aware of, i know soy will also do it for me. but i understand its fustrating im thinking its RA because its auto immune related so we shall see. very confusing and fustrating i know. so my heart goes to you, another doctor appt i guess. GOOD LUCK!

hey so i was looking on the net and it seems that celiac genes are the same ones that most people with rehumatoid arthritis have. its interesting when you look at the symptoms for RA. just when we havent had enough of a kick in the ass, (would i love a dounut some days)!! :P


Nadine

mom of 4 great kids - 2 diagnosed with autism and 2 typical kids (thank goodness)

all this started after my hysterectomy in March of 2006

G.F. since Feb 2007

Soy free since April 2007

Blood work was negatvie (after 2 weeks of being on the gluten-free diet)

entrolab results:

Antigliadin 9 (normal <10)

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 - 0302

HLA-DQB2 Allele 2 - 0502

HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 8,5)

carrying one celiac gene and one gluten intolerant gene

nurse at entrolab figures i caught this early and dont eat gluten anymore

life is like a box of chocolates;sometimes you get stuck with the yukky coconut fillet one

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hey so i was looking on the net and it seems that celiac genes are the same ones that most people with rehumatoid arthritis have. its interesting when you look at the symptoms for RA. just when we havent had enough of a kick in the ass, (would i love a dounut some days)!! :P

Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

It does not surprise me that the genes are the same. If it wasn't for the fact that my arthritis for years was only on one side of my body, (that side does have permanent joint damage) I would have had that false label also. It took a long time before I stopped having flares gluten-free but I have now been in arthritic remission for over 4 years. Unless I get glutened or soyed, I did an inadvertant soy challenge recently when I cut out dairy. The pain and stiffness was back with a vengence, worse than I have had in years, I couldn't even pick up a cup by the handle. This has lead me to get the Enterolab panels done so I know for sure about stuff other than gluten. It has been 2 weeks now since the soy challenge and elimination and my fingers are now back to normal in the am and I am once again pain free. I have another week to go before the test results come back but I think soy will be a no-no forever when they are.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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