Hello - maybe Sjogrens related arthritis
Hello! I'd be grateful for any advice members can give.
In April I woke up one day with an extremely swollen and painful right hand, which continued for several days, during which time I also had pains in various joints on both sides, and in my back. Still have stiffness of right forefinger in morning. and ongoing aches and pains. Had blood test, told normal except for low sodium, and to return in 3 months for another blood test. So I'm no further forward except that a nurse I managed to see asked me if I had any relatives with Sjogrens. Well for years I've had Sjogrens type symptoms, but again, the blood tests for that were negative.
So I'd be interested to hear if any members think their arthritis is Sjogrens related. Also would very much like to know about good pencil grips, as my right thumb remains very dodgy. And if there's any way I could still manage to use a scalpel for craft type work? Many thanks!
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