Mustn’t Grumble…

I really am being spoiled this weekend, with another yet another relaxing day.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing – it never is though, is it?

My arthritis flared up a few days ago. I now have it in three fingers, two on the right hand and one on the left. After a couple of days aching it was so bad yesterday that I could barely use my hands. Typing was OK and I could handle a knife and fork (carefully) but writing, for instance, was nearly impossible and the aches were spreading up my arms. Finally I gave in took paracetemol, and when that did nothing, tried ibruprofen. I’m not supposed to have that but I’m not sure why.

It didn’t seem to cause any problems, but then it didn’t do much to kill the pain either. This morning the pain was still bad and dressing was difficult. Then, as the morning advanced, the pain disappeared. It’s now disappeared entirely, leaving just a couple of stiff knuckles.

I’ve been racking my brains for any clue as to what could have set it off. I’ve done nothing strenuous with my hands, not changed my diet and haven’t a clue what could have set it off.

Anyway, not to grumble.

I’m going to have to do some research on this because if it comes back I’ve decided to go to the doctor. It was that bad…

The only thing I’ve had that I don’t generally have kefir, and that’s supposed to be good for you. It’s even good for arthritis according to this article. I’m mystified.

To be honest, I spend most of my life mystified so that’s no surprise.

14 thoughts on “Mustn’t Grumble…

  1. Clare Pooley

    I am never sure why I get arthritis flare-ups. Sometimes they are weather-related, damp and humid weather affects me, but most of the time they just suddenly appear out of nowhere, stay around causing pain and misery for a few days and then disappear leaving me a little more twisted and stiff than I was before. I would recommend seeing your GP about your arthritis.

  2. tootlepedal

    If you find the answer, let me know, I am getting attacks in hands and feet and shoulders in a very arbitrary manner at the moment. It is most annoying. I always think grumbling is the best cure.


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