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Hi All,
Just a quick question for anyone who knows.Does anyone get swollen joints due to sun exposure,just when flaring or with overuse?or is there no real pattern?thanks,
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Hi Julsie,

My joints don't actually ever visibly swell but I do get painful joints from sun but also from overdoing things in general. Not overusing the joint, just overusing myself - haha - getting too tired.

A good example was this weekend when I walked a tiny bit more than the 20 minutes I can just manage. Obviously I really hurt my feet but also, Sunday pm (after walking a bit Sat afternoon) I suddenly felt really awful, crushing tiredness and joint, tendon, muscle, nerve pain. The whole lot. It was also relatively dry (though not sunny) so, although I was completely covered up, sunscreen etc. who knows which was worse - the walking or the "sun".

sorry, I'm not much help on a clear answer am I?
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Hi Julsie, what is going on with you? I swell very little, and when I do
it is usually when flaring or I have overdone. I never go out in the sun.
I hope you are allright, be well. ((((hugs)))))
 

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Oh,Halfpint,
Don't worry,it's not my joints that swell.I was asking because of my brother,he has similar symptoms to me but his joints get red and swollen,thanks,
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If I remember correctly (I may be wrong) that's - the red swollen joints - more indicative of arthritis. Maybe Rheumatoid Arthritis if he has other symptoms.
 
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