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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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