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Does anyone else have this? I wake up every morning with my hands achey and sore, like they are very, very swollen. They are a tiny bit swollen maybe, but nothing dramatic. I'm still wearing my rings, for perspective sake.<br><br>
As the day goes on, the achiness gets better and better, almost disappearing before I go to bed. Then, when I wake through the night (to go pee), I notice the aches returning. It's at its worst in the morning, and it's almost painful (more like just bad discomfort) to move my fingers around.<br><br>
Anyone else? Anything you've done for it?<br><br>
My dh says that I've complained about this with my previous 2 pregnancies as well, though I don't remember. And, I can't remember what helped. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I had it with DD, it was part of an autoimmune reaction which involved but wasn't limited to my thyroid gland (i had un-dx hashimoto's thyroiditis), kind of like rheumatoid arthritis in symptoms. I don't have it this time though. For me nothing helped but remission from the Hashi's which came, eventually, months PP when i was finally dx and got medicated.
 

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I've noticed this too. I take 100mcg of vitamin B-6 each morning and it helps.
 

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I have this happen, and it is because I sleep on my side in a way that pinches a nerve in my shoulder. Try stretching before bed: stand in a doorway, with your hand pointing up, forearm along the doorjam, elbow at same height as shoulder. Lean forward, so as to use the doorjam to stretch your shoulder/pec area. Count to 10, then relax. Do 10-20 reps on each side.
 

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I was also recently complaining about this. It gets worse and worse throughout the night, then better during the day. I was advised to stay hydrated, and I've found that if I raise my hands above my head and move my fingers a bit that helps a lot. I only do it for a minute or so and get a lot of relief. Repeat as necessary!
 
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