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As most of you know I was diagnosed with lupus a couple of weeks ago. My biggest complaint was the arthritis in my wrists and fingers. This has been going on since last winter and getting much worse. Yesterday was one of my worst days yet. Not only could I barely turn the steering wheel on my car, but even turning the key to start it made me flinch. Couldn't turn the faucet, couldn't lift my coffee cup, and even giving change out of the register made me flinch. This morning (and mornings are always worse), I woke up pain-free! It's really hot and humid today too and of course humidity always makes it worse. Could it be that the gin-soaked raisins have finally kicked in? It has been almost six weeks since I started taking them. I truly believed it wouldn't work. Maybe it's just a fluke and tomorrow will be bad again but honestly, there is NO pain at all today. None. I've had good days and bad days since all this started but even the good days were pretty bad. Today I drank my coffee like a normal person, I cut my toenails, I took out some very heavy things I wanted to throw away, turned the faucets with one hand, Started the car and turned many corners on the way down here, and did it all with absolutely no pain whatsoever. I was at the point where I was seriously considering selling all of my guitars and turning all of my lessons over to another teacher. I was thinking it wouldn't be long before I'd have to sell the store because I couldn't even do a string change or turn the tuning keys on a guitar, let alone open boxes of new stock. Maybe it'll all come back tomorrow. Maybe this IS just a fluke. But I have hope for the first time in a long time. If any of you have tried the gin-soaked raisins and gave up after a month (the way my friend Bonnie did), please, give it time. They say it can take up to eight weeks before it kicks in. I'll keep you all informed of how it goes in the future, and if you missed my post about this six weeks ago, here is the recipe: http://www.peoplesph...for-joint-pain/