Hi Fellow RAer's! I need your help.
I'm in a very bad flare up. Have been for over a week now. It's not that I went crazy off my nutrition or anything, a little bite here or there over the holidays so it's leaving me confused.
When I usually flare, it's in my knuckles located in the middles of my fingers. This time it's further up, in the knuckles that attach my fingers to my hand. I also have developed hard bumps on the tops of my hands. And they hurt. My wrists are also affected. My feet are bad too.
So, my question to you is, what do you do when you're really inflamed and flared? What helps get your RA calmed down the quickest. I know the most damage occurs when you're in a flare up so I am trying hard to get this under control.
So far, I am resting, eating only safe foods, epsom salt baths, tylenol/advil.