Thanks to everyone who answered my post about the serious flareup that I experienced after breaking my shoulder, three weeks ago. The rheumatologist recommended loading up on aspirin temporarily, and increasing my nortriptyline. I don't know if that's the reason that the burning in my feet has subsided to normal levels (which for me, I'm thankful to say, isn't too bad). It could also be because the acute inflammation in my arm and shoulder subsided. Somehow that seems more likely to me, but of course I don't know. Anyway, the EM is now back to a manageable level, assuming I keep an electric fan on my feet when I'm in my overheated office.
My shoulder and arm, on the other hand, are very sore and likely to get worse once I start PT. But for someone with a chronic condition, it's kind of a relief to be bothered most by a "normal" pain like a broken bone!
Wishing some good news to everyone this week--