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#1 peanut

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 07:57 PM

Hi everyone
Well if you've been following my posts you'll know that I've been having finger sores. Now my one finger hurts and stings with and without a band aids and ointment. It just stings and throbs. Is there anything that takes the pain away??

Also, I've read that birth control may actually aggravate Raynaud's. Has anyone had experience with this?

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 02:20 AM

Hi, peanut. I have not yet experienced sores as a result of my Raynaud's (knock wood) but I can imagine the pain must be excruciating. Given the information you have posted before, I don't doubt that you have already searched the resources on the site for Treatment of Raynaud's. and Digital Ulcers. Have you ever considered a Sympathectomy operation?

I hope someone else is able to address your question about birth control.


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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:59 AM

Hi Peanut,

When I was on Norvasc I seemed to avoid the finger ulcers. I went off the norvasc about three months ago because I wanted to reduce the amount of drugs I was taking (dumb). I developed an ulcer on the tip of my middle finger about four weeks ago so I went back on the norvasc about one week ago. It seems to be helping.

Hope this helps
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:55 AM

thank you joel. I am also on norvasc, baby asprin and nitro bid cream. I'd be on anything... a bon bon diet if it helped.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 02:47 PM

Have you tried any topical pain relievers with Lidocaine. Works pretty good for my tender toes.

It's hard to find. I can PM you the brand I found if you want.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 06:40 AM

Hi Peanut,
I haven't posted for awhile, I was reading about your finger ulcers. I'm sorry you are having problems with your fingers. I suffer from these frequently, I sometimes have to go to wound therapy if they get too bad. My rheumatologist prescribes lidocaine ointment and I put just a small amount on bandaid. It works better than the pain meds because it numbs the pain, and then I don't get the side affects from the pain meds. The ointment works better than the creme for me. Bactroban works well for me with healing, and I have to wear nitro patch on my hand. Hope this helps you, take care.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:23 PM

Peanut,
I also get frequent ulcerations on my fingers that are very painful! I have not really had anything that helps with that type of pain. In fact, I don't think people understand how painful it can be.
Viagra, Revatio (same ingrediant as Viagra) and Cialis are both medications that increase peripheral circulation. Of course, they can be costly. I take Revatio and it has seemed to help decrease the occurance of the ulcers. Lately, when I think I am getting an infection in a finger or knuckle, I put neosporin & a bandaid over the site (even before it opens) and that has seemed to help decrease its severity (sounds really simple).

Sidney