- CASE FILE
Extreme swelling and pain in my right hand for 6 years. I cant deal with the pain anymore. PLEASE HELP ME!
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
in 2009 I had shoulder stabilization surgery on my right arm. In 2013, my right hand started hurting and I was diagnosed with devarquains tendinitis. So I got a brace, took some naproxen, and tried to move on with my life. But instead of getting better..... it just got worse.
Fast forward 6 years and I can’t even begin to describe my struggle. My pain. My hand swells up for no reason and the pain is unbearable. Even when I’m not having a flare up... I still don’t have full use of my right hand. When it started, this was happening once a year, then twice a year, and before I knew it, it was happening once a month. I’m 34 years old and I can’t open doors, lift a grocery bag, sometimes I can’t even sign my name. There were days at a time that I couldn’t even hold my daughter when she was small. She had to learn to dress herself because there were days when I couldn’t do it. And sleep during a flare up? Haha..... Nights are the worst. It’s so hard to watch your life pass you by.... but it’s even harder to do it in pain.
I’ve seen specialists, gotten blood tests, and tried prescription drugs that made my hair fall out. But all these doctors, even the ones that really seem to care, can help. My little brother has an autoimmune disorder that they cant figure out either, so doctors tend to lean that way on a diagnosis. But I'm not sold on that theory. There has to be a way that I can live my life.