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Strange feeling hands

For the past few days a couple of my fingers and side of my right hand plus a few of the fingers on my left hand all feel weird. They feel tight, and touching anything the object feels different cold makes them hurt. Best explanation I have for how they feel is if your hands are really dry they get that right feeling. I know they aren’t dry so I’m concerned. I’ve been under a good amount of stress lately so I’m sure it’s a relapse. Doctor thinks that’s what’s causing it. Has any one experienced this before?

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I hope it is not but if both you and your neuro are thinking relapse and you are going to do steroids, the sooner the better.(something about a 2 wk window working best?)

Maybe silly to ask but have you eaten really salty food recently? Certain foods (that I usually avoid) will now make my hands and feet swell up like sausages and as they already have varying degrees of numbness, it is really uncomfortable, almost painful. Just a thought...

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As you know, we aren't doctors here, but it somewhat sounds like spasticity, which is muscles contracting and relaxing. There's allot of info at MSAA. mymsaa.org/?cx=006069380093... Definitely should be reported to your doctor.

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Good idea. I didn't even think of spasticity. I do sometimes get it in my hands, but it's rare. 90 percent of the time the spasticity is in my legs/feet.

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I'm taking Baclofen for Spasticity. Just sent a message to dr's office requesting help as my toes feel as though there are wires pulling them straight and then curls them tightly over one another. Been going on for a week. MS and getting older is not for Sissies.

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I can't say that I've ever had quite that feeling, but I often feel as if there is something between my toes, and it feels like some kind of lint. Of course I go searching for toe lint and don't find any. It drives me nuts. Maybe it's all got to do with the brain sending signals down neurons that don't carry them properly and report back weird signals. This disease has so many symptoms that I think I'm beginning to attribute things to it that it may not even be causing.

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The numbness in my feet is so deep that it feels like I am wearing socks that are several sizes too big and all bunched up in my shoes, even though I rarely wear socks or shoes...it is very annoying.

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Lois this is what happened to me on my second major exacerbation and I must say it’s the weirdest feeling ever.

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It's so uncomfortable isn't it! My numbness seems to be permanent but at least the burning only happens in the winter so I get a reprieve during the warmer months.

My last relapse also left a great deal of leg/feet spasticity, everything is so tight that stretching has become quite painful.

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I know the balls of my feet are numb and never recovered, I also get the leg spasms in bed. I’m so glad to be on here. The MSAA has been a great help to me. I just did a fundraiser for them and raised $665. I applied for a cooling vest since I live in Florida and I got one. It’s so helpful.

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I feel that same way about different things that happen. Wondering if it’s the disease or something else. That’s why I messsged the doctor.

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My fingers have been going numb first the right hand and now the left. Very strange. Any thoughts?

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If this is a new symptom and has lasted over 24 hours you should call your neuro.

I finally started using the patient portal my Dr's/hospital has to contact by email my Drs/nurses, I usually get a much quicker response this way.

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Yes it’s new. I did email them. Nurse emailed back asking if I had new stressors, any new Illness, or lack of sleep. It seems to be getting a little better.

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Does this only happen in the daytime or at night? I find my hands go numb several times a night but it goes away as soon as I change their position.

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It’s worse at night or when I’m working in out of cold. Or using my hands to much.

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Many thanks

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What medication are you on for your MS?

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Ocrevis

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My neurologist has referred to numbness, tightness, tingling, and extreme sensitivity in my left hand (only two fingers) as neuropathy. Neurontin has helped ease these sensations (often painful).

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I am very sorry you are going through this. My hands are so numb and spastic I cannot hold silverware anymore. They also feel big, even though they have no swelling. I

Will send you happy thoughts. Love, Kelly xx

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