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#1 parris68



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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:08 PM

I was just wondering if anybody has ever had an achy, tingly strange feeling on the tips of the fingers? I have had this feeling for about a month and I wish it would go away. Any idea what it maybe?

Thanks for any help


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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:40 PM

Hi Danette,

Not sure if you have a specific diagnosis or not. I have had what you have discribed and it's been in the past few months. I have had raynaud's in my hands for the long time. Some of the numbness and tingling went away while recently taking a medication called nifidepine. My fingers were also achy and itchy. Most of that has now gone away too but will have to give up the nifidepine due to some really bad headaches.

Hope your symptoms clear up. If not do you have a Doctor that will check it out for you?

Keep us posted.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:06 AM

Hi Danette,

I get shooting pains in the tips of my fingers from the last joint up to the tip. Sometimes they're so severe I have to hold it tight with my other hand to stop it. I do have arthritis in the last joints so mine could be from that.

Do you have raynauds or a neuralgia? The tingly feeling could be from both. I wake up with my hands numb and tingly.

Hope you find something to help.


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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:27 AM

Hi Danette,

I was wondering if you found another doctor in Connecticut? In your earlier post you didn't have a good experience with your doctor at the UCONN and another member here also didn't have a good experience. Finding a good doctor is so important in getting diagnosed and starting treatment. Don't give up searching and keep asking questions.

I hope your symptoms improve. You can also read our Raynaud's link for information and helpful tips.

Take care,
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:54 AM

Hi Danette,

Not to say your situation is as mine was... I'll relate my experience.

My finger tips have and do ache, hurt and tingled...but not on a fulltime basis.

You've already been asked, but have you any diagnosis yet?

As has been suggested, the links provided should help you, plus seeing a dr
would be very good to do, as there could be several reasons for what you are experiencing.

Please let us know what you find out?

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:11 AM

Hi Thank you for all your comments. I was diagionsed ,1 1/2 with Scerolderma diffused and Fibro. I went to to a Dr In Ct. I felt like he was just waiting for me to get worst before he would do anything. I live in pain 24/7 in my upper arms and lower legs. I am always exhausted. I sleep all night but wake to still be tired. My hands are swollen and hurt.I have very dry skin on my feet. I have purplish skin on my upper arms.My face has change and my hair has thinned out. The cold weather takes all my engery to get thru a day. I have been to many Dr.s , an every Dr would refer me to another Dr.

The last Dr I saw,has Diasgoinsed me ,but will not let me question him on my test results.or what I could do to live a somewhat normal life.He Would not tell me my Ana,(said I didnot need to worry about it.) That was my first warning sign. Kept giving new nsaid rx every 2 months. never work. So any way Someone from the form suggested I try her Dr. I have been to him once. He sat with me for Over hour and went over my symptoms and some of my test results for previous Dr. Ana 181 He thinks I do not have fibro,(which I figured I didnot have) ran more blood work test I have never really heard about, either did the lady drawing my blood she had to call the Dr. So next week I go to see what he has for test results and what he thinks I might Have. I hope someone can figure this out before
I lose my mind or gets cold again

Thanks for listen