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Cacenffrwytha
Cacenffrwytha
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Hi, i was wondering whether anyone else suffers with pain, pins and needles and numbness in hands. It's driving me crazy and is much worse at night and keeps me awake and wakes me up. I find it hard to do anything involving my hands, even lifting a cuppa is painful. If anyone suffers from this do you have any tips or ideas of how to reduce the symptoms. Nothing seems to work so far. Have tried pain relief, cold, heat, tens machines and none have worked. Thanks

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Regnofibro1

I have diabetic neuropathy so I take cymbalta for mine. Although I have to admit my feet are worse. I also take vit b-12. And a host of other meds.

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milo4
milo4
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Morning.

I have the same, I can't lift my coffee cup most mornings so drink through a straw. I have had it since I had chemotherapy, have mentioned to doctor, but just have to take my pain meds.

I don't know if it's a fibro thing, maybe someone else might be able to help.

Trace xxx

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Petitepam

Hi, I have the same in hands and feet, I find that it gets worse when I dont move regularly. I find knitting helps as its small movements, its relaxing and it takes concentration the more complicated the pattern. I also try mindfulness. Unfortunately I have yet to find anything that keeps it away permanent but if i do I will shout it from the rooftop so that noone has to live with fibro. Take care.p

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Regnofibro1

My sister mentioned some kind of gloves but now I can't remember!! Fibro fog go away!!

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Fibrofoggiest

Hi Cacenffrwytha,

I'm wondering if there may be Raynauds syndrome involved here, together with possible nerve damage. I would really advise a trip to your GP to check this out as it doesn't sound like something you should have to put up with. I have Raynauds, but the pain, pins and needles, tingling sensations only happen when the feeling is coming back into my hands after a burst of the Raynauds.

Sending lots of positive healing vibes your way 😊

Foggy x

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rosewine

Yes I have this worse in the winter because of Raynaulds. Strangely enough I find cooling gel better than any creams. I wear some neoprene support gloves which I had from Lidl I always drive in them in the winter. I have the ones were the top part of your fingers are exposed. Mine are adjustable with Velcro fastenings. They support and keep your hands and joints warm. There are masses on Amazon and eBay they are fab.

I also do hand exercises as I have osteo as well. I think I saw the video on WebMd an American site but very good for alot of info. Hope you find something that helps.πŸ˜€x

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Regnofibro1

That's the gloves she was talking about I knew someone would post about them !!! Yea

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Lisahelen

Might be B12 deficiency i had this long before i was actually diagnosed

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Regnofibro1

Me too

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TheAuthor

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering and struggling in this way and I sincerely hope that you can find the answers that you are looking for. I also have issues with my hands but mine is due to a different medical condition. It may be worth discussing this with your GP just to get other medical conditions ruled out of the equation. I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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Claire133

Hi, I suffer this hand problem too. Its both hands and have had it for around 6 years. I had conduction test to rule out carpul tunnel syndrome. Physio have me wrist splints and they do help a bit, nothing else helps me.

You could try alternating holding your hands in freezing water, then into a bowl of hot, then back to freezing etc etc and do the routine a couple of times per day, to see improving your circulation works.

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Lesley61
Lesley61
in reply to Claire133

Yes mine too iv just had a operation on my left hand then they going to do my right hand too I could not hold my phone and so much pain I was in and dead hands and arms so ask for them to be looked at good luck x

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Claire133
Claire133
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I hope it goes well with your other hand as I know how painful and frustrating it is.

Mine is normally worse if I go to pick something up quick and when I first wake up. Then splints do help a lot x

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Lesley61
Lesley61
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Thanks Claire sould be fine thanks x

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oscarbravo

A great one for cold hands etc is the Peacock handwarmer Zippo do and few others but the Peacock is about the best system it runs on lighter fuel but no flames totally safe.

Take it out of fabric sleeve remove lid and the bit in middle which is catalyst place measure over hole and fill with amount of lighter fuel(they come in 3 sizes)depending on how long you want it to run for turn measure so drains inside and redo if you want for longer or if largest one.

Then replace catalyst run a flame near to side of it not on top as has platinum wool inside it if you burn it too much wont work(they do replacements)once see a glow or feel heat after taking flame away for short time put lid back on and put back in sleeve(Need that)once underway get temps of 60+ so really toastie if feeling low get some of the biggest place one round your back the heat from there will make you feel better but theres no flames,smoke,smell

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nadine111

i've been told that the reason my hands are numb or tingling is due to my neck. have several bulging discs. refuse to have surgery since never heard of anyone feeling better afterward. have you had any problems with your neck? every had an x-ray or mri? it's a thought.

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