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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Lately my fingers and hands have been extremely stiff and painful. My joints feel almost as if they're stuck or locked, and my fingers (especially on my dominant right hand) are quite swollen. I can't make a fist at all with my right and and typing, opening doors, etc are very difficult. My meds have not changed recently and I've been fairly healthy overall. I called my clinic last week and the response was essentially that "it's normal" without further explanation. It has never been this severe before, I was wondering if any of you have insight.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Lately my fingers and hands have been extremely stiff and painful. My joints feel almost as if they're stuck or locked, and my fingers (especially on my dominant right hand) are quite swollen. I can't make a fist at all with my right and and typing, opening doors, etc are very difficult. My meds have not changed recently and I've been fairly healthy overall. I called my clinic last week and the response was essentially that "it's normal" without further explanation. It has never been this severe before, I was wondering if any of you have insight.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Lately my fingers and hands have been extremely stiff and painful. My joints feel almost as if they're stuck or locked, and my fingers (especially on my dominant right hand) are quite swollen. I can't make a fist at all with my right and and typing, opening doors, etc are very difficult. My meds have not changed recently and I've been fairly healthy overall. I called my clinic last week and the response was essentially that "it's normal" without further explanation. It has never been this severe before, I was wondering if any of you have insight.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Are you on cipro or levaquin? They can cause very severe joint pain and swelling like that.

    Otherwise, I don't know. I've heard that arthritis is sometimes associated with cf but have no experience with that myself. In fact, I'm a pianist, so certainly hope it's not terribly normal.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Are you on cipro or levaquin? They can cause very severe joint pain and swelling like that.

    Otherwise, I don't know. I've heard that arthritis is sometimes associated with cf but have no experience with that myself. In fact, I'm a pianist, so certainly hope it's not terribly normal.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Are you on cipro or levaquin? They can cause very severe joint pain and swelling like that.
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    <br />Otherwise, I don't know. I've heard that arthritis is sometimes associated with cf but have no experience with that myself. In fact, I'm a pianist, so certainly hope it's not terribly normal.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Nope I'm not... Hmm, I'll have to look into side effects, but I would've expected something to appear before now, my meds have not changed in probably 6 months.

    I play piano as well, crossing my fingers (ha ha ha) that this clears up soon. It's driving me crazy.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Nope I'm not... Hmm, I'll have to look into side effects, but I would've expected something to appear before now, my meds have not changed in probably 6 months.

    I play piano as well, crossing my fingers (ha ha ha) that this clears up soon. It's driving me crazy.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    Nope I'm not... Hmm, I'll have to look into side effects, but I would've expected something to appear before now, my meds have not changed in probably 6 months.
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    <br />I play piano as well, crossing my fingers (ha ha ha) that this clears up soon. It's driving me crazy.

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    Swollen, stiff, painful fingers/hands

    I get this often... as a part of my CF related arthritis. I know exactly what you mean... I jammed in one of my fingers when I was little, and this is just like that... except I didn't make contact w/ anything <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> It happens randomly.

    If it becomes frequent, you can see a rheumatologist and figure out your options. If you don't have problems with hemoptysis, you have a lot of anti-inflammatory options. If you have hemoptysis problems like me, your options are much more limited.

    I did buy arthritis gloves online (they are like fingerless tight gloves) and I do wear them at work while I'm on the computer if my fingers bother me. They help a little - nothing miraculous - but every little bit helps...

    Kris

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