I am so uncomfortable right now. My left hand is throbbing and aching. I don't usually complain about arthritis, but today I just plain hurt. You know how they tell you to stay ahead of the pain? This one snuck up on me. I put some of my $90 pain medication on it. This is stuff that I only use if nothing else is working. I turned the heater on and keep my hand down there near the heat if I'm not typing. It's been going on for about an hour, non-stop. Someone tell me what else I can do. Any home remedies? Any kind of tea I can drink? Maybe I should send my son out for some brandy. I don't want to make an appointment with my doctor and get a cortizone shot unless I absolutely can't take it anymore. Anyone?