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Old 02-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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Question Swollen Hands

I have had Lupus for several years now (SLE) am 52 and was wondering do any of you suffering from lupus wake up with swollen hands that look red?? I was taking methotrexate injections weekly up until last Oct. had to stop as I kept getting pnuemonia, so haven't had anything but a small amount of prdenisone. I am in pain allthe time and very fatigued. My life is full of stress at this time. Any suggestions??

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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Re: Swollen Hands

Do you have a heart condition that you know of? If you do it could be caused by fluid retention due to poor cardiac output. Also, a lot of people without a heart condition can have this. At night when we sleep our heart rates drop and fluids are circulated and distributed less efficiently.
This is just an alternative suggestion. I have not been diagnosed with anything as of yet. I am waiting to see the rheumy on Thursday, but I too wake up with red swollen hands. I believe some of it is probably fluid and the other is due to my joints.
Hope someone else can better answer your question.

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