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#1 Cheri

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:15 PM

Hi Everybody,

I have lost the padding on my fingers so my fingers tend to be sore a lot. I work for a school district as a secretary/registrar, so spend a lot of the day on the computer. I have noticed one of my finger tips is getting really sore, enough so I try to type lightly with that finger. There isn't a sore there, but I'm getting a little concerned. I don't see the Sclero specialist for another two weeks. Is there something I could do to help with this? I am taking Nifedipine which has really helped with Raynaud's. Does an ulcer start when you get a cut or when your finger tip gets sore? I would really appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you so much.

Cheri

#2 LisaBulman

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 03:11 AM

Hi Cheri,
I have had many ulcers and have a few now. My ulcers usually start with either a cut that won't heal or if I bang my finger. For instance, I went to open up the dishwasher and misjudged, I proceeded to whack my finegr on the edge of the counter. I knew as soon as I hit it that it would form into an ulcer. Soon there after, maybe within a week, I could see a dark spot forming under my skin with much tenderness and pain. So now I have an ulcer that won't go away! :( That is usually how mine start. Keep an eye on it and if you notice any discoloration call your doctor!!

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#3 SpaceysChick

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:17 AM

Hi Cheri!

I have had a few ulcers and mine usually start with a pain in my finger or it is very tender and then a few days later there will be a dark spot. If there is any color change or you just don't want to wait the 2 weeks to find out I would call your doctor. Don't want to loose those precious fingers!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:22 AM

Hi, Cheri,
Mine usually start with fingertip tenderness, then color change, as the others described. I don't get them often since I started taking Cialis.
Good luck, and do call the doctor if you notice any color change. I had a round dark spot on the finger tip, about the size of a match head.

Mary in Texas

#5 Cheri

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 04:37 PM

Hi,

Thank you so much for your replies. It was really helpful. I hope someday I can help other people as much as I have been helped.

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Cheri

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:28 AM

Hi Cheri,

I haven't had an ulcer, but I do have a very sensitive finger tip as you described. It's the finger that has the worst Raynaud's . It also splits and the skin is very damaged at times. I found a great cream in the pharmacy. Funny name, great stuff. I use it constantly and so far, no ulcers knock on wood! :) You can PM me for the name.
Karen