Is that pretty standard with RA? All of my knuckles have been bright red for days now. I know my sedrate is elevated and I am going down hill instead of up at the moment. It really makes me appreciate the good days I was having for the last several months. Walking takes a tremendous amount of effort and some ouch and verbal outburst on occassion. I woke from a nap and all of the moaning had my Mom and brother speechless. I was ungracefully whobbling to the medicine cabinet. I said stay out of the way I need my meds. I almost fell over a few times trying to get across the room.
I have had red knuckles before but normally when I do my skin cracks and bleeds also. My skin is in good shape moisture wise. My hands have been hurting some of course but I guess I would expect them to be hurting more then usual with this skin color change. I am having trouble opening and closing my med bottles. Most of my pain is in the rest of my body inside and out. So my hands hurt and are a little swollen. I just think to be that red they should be very badly swollen.
My face around the bridge of my nose is red also. Only part of the cheeks just next to the nose. It sort of fades in and out on the face. The hands are just turning different shades of red. Light red and deep red. Mostly deep red.
I am pretty sick in general. Infection + flare = lousey, yucky, ect.