Hi, I'm new here. I've had JRA since I was 6 years old and was diagnosed with Systemic RA and Lupus at 15 after coming out of a long remission. The Lupus went into remission when I was 17 thanks to an awesome Rheumatologist, but my RA is still active. I'm 24 now. I know I have damage and I'm on Methotrexate to control the RA, but in the last month I've had severe pain in my right hand and it has actually clenched and folded up. The only way I've found that helps is soaking my hand in hot water, but isn't the medicine supposed to help keep this kind of thing from happening? I'm right-hand dominate and it is beginning to hinder my job. I'm a drafter. So I do a lot of typing and mouse-clicking. Any advice or help would be great! I've already scheduled an appointment with my Rheumatologist to discuss this, but it's not till next Friday.