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Hand frustration

Hi I'm new to this MSAA community and this is my first time posting my feelings. I'm a school secretary for an elementary school in California for the last 19 years. I was finally diagnosed correctly in 2010, but after giving the doctor my history of what I had been going through he felt my MS started around 2003-2004. Ever since 2004 I have been having problems with my hands. They feel bone dry from the inside out. They are stiff and have little to no sensation at times. My typing has slowed down considerably, and I find I don't what to have to touch things. Hot weather makes the feeling or no feeling in my hands 2x worse then regular days. Does anyone have this or close to this same problem? Thank you, anything you can share will be greatly appreciated.

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RosieGG hi and welcome. Sorry about the reason we are meeting but this is a great place to share experiences. That's the first time I have heard this description of a symptom. I have increased lack of mobility in my right hand, I am teaching my left hand to do everything. Even writing. I hope someone can help, in the meantime, don't be a stranger, feel free to laugh, cry, vent, share your hobbies, anything, blessings Jimeka 🌈 🦋

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Welcome RosieGG ! What does the neuro say about this? I'm wonder if maybe it is a rheumatology problem. It could be a different autoimmune problem.

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I have the feelings you’re describing in my right hand (a little in my left). I see a rheumatologist in addition to my MS neurologist. All my docs blame it on my large legion at C2. I don’t know if this info helps or not. Good luck!

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RosieGG hi! My handwriting can be nearly illegible to even me sometimes and I consistently miss letters when typing (neuropathy) 😬

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Oh cali I I miss you so!💕😭😄 hi RosieGG Welcome!😊 Where abouts in Cali? 🌴

Jes 🌠

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No suggestions. Just a comment. 😁 Have you blown your nose in your hand because you didn't realize you had dropped the tissue? I look at my hand to make sure that the tissue is still there.

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Welcome to the group RosieGG ! Sorry about your hands 😔though.

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Hi Rosie, I’m from California too. I hope you haven’t been in any of the terrible fire areas. I know from working is schools that school secretaries have a really hard job.

I have a lot of trouble with my hands too. I find myself rubbing them all the time as they are very stiff. Two of my fingers are painful. Hot weather does make them worse. Happy New Year. Linda

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Hi RosieGG very good to meet you.Ive been in and out of here lately but what a great group of people.I can relate tto the statement dry inside and out.It doesn't seem to matter water intake lotions etc but it can be sensitive, cracking and winter doesn't help.A difference ive noticed is using a cold mist humidifier.Hope that helps.Found out also from a doctor that Keri oil actually dries verses a natural like olive oil.I think just depends on person.Happy new Year and welcome.

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