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It starts with a tingling in her fingertips. The feeling is a bit odd but Astrid doesn't thing much of it.
Next, she starts to get pain and stiffness in her hands. She finds herself involuntarily flexing her fingers and rubbing her joints throughout her days and by the end of the week she has set up an appointment with her doctor. After just-in-case X-rays that find nothing wrong he waves it off as over-strained muscles and recommends a few physical-therapy type exercises she can do at home to build up the strength in her hands.
She doesn't begin to actually feel scared
until she gets it in her feet as well. As the pain and stiffness starts moving up into her arms and legs. Until her limbs start feeling....heavy.
It's two weeks after it all first started that her skin starts to turn hard, gray and dry and Astrid realizes, Oh shit, this might be work related.