I went for a walk today and halfway through I noticed my hands were swollen--like, tight skin fingers-to-wrist swollen. When I got home I checked my feet and they seemed normal. I laid on my left side and drank a bunch of water for about an hour. By then my hand were pretty much back to normal.
Now my fingers seem to be in somewhat swollen state but the rest of my hand is normal--see, I have RA too and this is not an uncommon thing for me, just it hasn't happened at all since I've been pregnant. I rechecked my feet when I noticed this and while my feet were fine, I did noticed some slight puffiness around my ankles--like if I didn't know how to check landmarks--I'd probably not notice it. It's minimal but there.
So I'm wondering if the hands thing is just an RA issue and it will come and go like it always has, or if I should start being more vigilant about checking for swelling now. My BP has always been perfect and I'm on 2 week appts now, so I'll definitely know if it changes.
It's hard to know what's normal and what to be concerned about, especially with a secondary condition. HAHA it's always been my primary condition up until recently.