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Thread: Need help with fibromyalgia and hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    maybe carpel tunnel? i have FMS..my hands go numb just sitting..and i have CT in both hands..a hand splint at night helps.you should NOT assume it is the FMS..

    we all ignore our symptoms..because we are in so much pain all the time, in different parts of our bodies..we,as women, just "get on with it" and go about our lives..go get checked again.

    i have to do lots of stopping and stretching when i sew..
    aint it the truth...I was content to go on living with all of my hip/leg pain until my leg did not move...I found out this week, what I was casually "assuming" was pain associated with FMS is actually 2 herniated discs in my lower back with compression on my spinal cord!

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    thanks for sharing that with us...

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    Helps my hands to use Mr. Clean sponges. I place my palm on top of the sponges and they cling to the fabric moving it so that I don't have to place pressure on my fingers. I alternate using and not using the sponges and nitro gloves from the gardening section of Wal Mart.

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    Please be checked out by a good doctor. The numbness in my hands was caused by carpal tunnel. After surgery on both, I no longer get that numbness, unless I do something too long of course. Are you having more hand problems in the summer, is it hot and humid where you live? Two summers I had horrible pain and what felt like swelling in my hands. I assumed it was caused by arthritis. Turns out it was fibro rearing it's ugly head-increase in Lyrica solved the problem for me.
    Please see a doctor to figure out what is the problem.
    Kat

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    My recently prescribed Lyrica is helping me. And, yes Jacqi, I've seen my PCP, my chiropractor, an neuromuscular doctor, a rheumatologist and a neurologist in the last two months. Plus multiple X-rays and a lumbar MRI. I should be glowing. All this from someone who doesn't normally go to doctors. Oh, liquid Vit B12 prescribed by the rheumatologist has helped, too. I will be getting that online when it gets down. Physical Therapy is next. Fun and games.

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    love my gloves.. purchased them at a local quilt store for $8.00 dollars.. they are so soft, breathable at palms and have rubber tips, all tips.

    Good luck.. I am so sorry about your wanting and having such difficulty.

    Ell

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    I have the same thing, I take Lyrica at night and I wear the quilting gloves or rubber tips for my fingers, it really helps me hold on to the fabric, also I use a 1/4" foot so I just guide the fabric threw instead of holding it all the way, also try pinning your fabrics so you don't have to hold together when passing threw the sewing needle.

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    Try using some sort of rubber based gloves/finger tips so you won't have to push so hard to hold the fabric. Works for me.
    Syl

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    I feel for you. I'll get the spasm effect if I don't take time outs! I was wondering...do men get Fibro???? I don't know of any...well what crossed my mind was that if it affected as many men, they would probably find a cure!! LOL They sure came up with Viagra (no pun intended) fast enough!! LOL Oh, now I'm being so bad!

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    I have lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and I know what kind of pain you are going through. My hands get numb also,which I do have carpal tunnel. Like everyone says, you just have to rest some of the time. I hope you able to work on projects as much as possible.

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