62yr.old female....have pain in my joints,mainly hands. They are stiff, sore and swollen. I try to keep them stretched out but they go right back to the stiffness and pain overnight. When I soak or run hot water over them they feel nearly normal. Wondering if I might have RA. I m not one to take many drugs but I was wondering if there was a low dose medicine I could take to help control the pain and stiffness. I have low thyroid, take Synthroid. Have type 2 diabetes, take metformin, keep A1c under 7 and I use Prevecid for gerd.