17 Weeks #Etoricoxib

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Its been a struggle, the last few weeks my hands have FLARED up so so bad. Each night it’s at its worst, feeling like they are being crushed in a vice, but they are simply resting.

My worst hand is this left one, the one I daren’t ever have injections I again after that disaster last time. Random swellings and crushing sensations in this one every day and night.

Right one better but not 100 percent. Has now weirdly developed a dip or dent where the joint is. It’s new to me, though I know others have it. Not sure why it’s appeared at all.

Feel like I need to discuss medication with the GP but also terrified to go. Not even sure there is anything they can do, I know I need surgery, but until I walk unaided it’s not even an option 😭😭😭 Has anyone else had an increase in pain?

Decided to source the 8 paracetamol a day, and take my etoricoxib as planned too, with an additional cbd oil. Could be pure placebo,or snake oil. But I’m willing to give it a chance, anything to settle these hands down. Started on Friday, so let’s see how this works out.

4 thoughts on “17 Weeks #Etoricoxib

  1. Sorry to hear you’re struggling. Coincidentally, I’ve got my first CBD oils arriving tomorrow. Ordered a couple of samples. Never tried it and I’m not one for alternative therapies but it’s either that or I’m going to start reaching for additional painkillers over and above my prescription. I’m desperate. Let me know your experience.


    1. I will definitely let you know, as I’m a pretty skeptical person with a high pain level, so it’s going to be interesting to see if anything works. I’m holding off tramadol and codeine due to side effects with those x

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  2. I often wear arthritis gloves. They do help tremendously. If I don’t do my crochet for a couple days my hand swells and gets that vice grips feeling too. I do like to also soak in a tub of Epsom salts. All of it helps! Hang in there.


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