numbness in hands and feet
Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:59 AM
I go through cycles where I struggle with numbness and haven't had issues in over a year. I even forgot to tell my doctor about it when I saw him last. Anyway it feels like my hands and feet are permanently asleep and no amount of wiggling and shaking is helping at this point.
So anyone have any ideas to make do until an appointment?
And as an aside, I've been taking norvasc for raynauds to help my ulcers heal, it's been a few weeks and the ulcers are doing better. It seems that I have less severe attacks (much less) when it's really cold (AC cold) but a few other times when I'm in natural air where the temp air difference is 10 degrees higher the raynauds is a lot worse. Although my hands don't feel numb or cold, they are just blueberry color. I'm just looking to see if that's something anyone experienced?
Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:49 AM
Some help might be had: avoid caffeine, chocolate and concentrated sugar. Vitamin B6 might also be helpful. That's helped me avoid getting these attacks during the night.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:09 AM
Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:46 AM
Be yourself...everyone else is taken.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:08 AM
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:49 AM
I'm starting to pay attention more to my symptoms now because a lot of them I've had for years but never thought much about it, especially if it happened to go away. I will definitely bring this up to my rheumatologist.