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Thread: Need help with fibromyalgia and hands

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    Please get checked by a good Dr. Not all is fibromyaligia. Take good care of yourself.

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    First I assume you are seeing a pain or neuro specialist and you are taking medications for your diagnosis. If not I strongly suggest you seek the help of one. The changes you've made in your sewing routine are helpful for your condition but will not treat your entire problem. I hope you'll be feeling better soon. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    if you are going numb..you need to have your spine checked...
    numbness is not just associated with fibro and believing that everything you have gone wrong is related to fibro could be causing you more damage! get the dr to xray for arthritis and check your sugars..both can cause numbness...and so can a million other things...
    ditto. In the past I went without medical help thinking it was just Fibro. See a dr.

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    I am so sorry to hear about the pain you have as a result of fibromyalgia. I was told that fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome are the same. It just depends on who does the diagnosis. There is a CFIDS Journal published by the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Association. It helped me tremendously when I was going through it. It is certainly no fun to live in chronic pain. I went to a DO that practiced like an ND. He put me on Glucosamine Chondriton and Flax Seed Oil among other things. I went to a Chiropractor who used an accupressure treatment. The newest version of that treatment is called The Fiengold Method. I also took Hylauronic Acid as well as an antidepressant much like Cymbalta that they advertise on TV. Use anything you can to get better.

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    So sorry about you pain. I saw in Connecting Threads or Nancy's Notions recent catalog a velcro strip that you can put around your hands (across the fingers, leaving the thumb free) that allows you to just lay your hands on the fabric and the velcro hooks will hold the fabric and guide it through the machine. That might work for you and take the weight off your fingers. Hope so.

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    So sorry about you pain. I saw in Connecting Threads or Nancy's Notions recent catalog a velcro strip that you can put around your hands (across the fingers, leaving the thumb free) that allows you to just lay your hands on the fabric and the velcro hooks will hold the fabric and guide it through the machine. That might work for you and take the weight off your fingers. Hope so.

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    I had lots of pain in my shoulders even gat trigger point injections every 6 months then finally went to a Dr. that did blood work and my vitamin "D" level was only 17 should be 30 to 100 took prescrition vitamin "D" now 2000 units a day my level is 49 and the pain has been improved by 90% by all means see a Dr. as there are many causes

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    Have you tried the exercise where you pull your hand up as far as it will go toward the top of your arm. Do not jerk just stretch and do it frequently during your sewing. And stretch both hands. I do that with carpel tunnel.

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    I take cortisone injections every 3 months or so for arthritis and rheumatisim.Just had them in my knees Thursday next month will have them in my shoulders.Can't take lyrca as it made my eyes sight blurry,can't take cymbalta either so I take what I can.Went the naturpath way too.I don't have it nearly as bad as some I don't think.

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    Doc tells me that fm is rheumatisim

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    i have seen a band used that goes around all 4 fingers of each hand and then is used to guide fabric. will try to find out where i saw it and get back to you. i know how frustrating it can be when something goes numb. lots of luck :)

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    dO YOU TAKE MEDS. dOLIBIS IS AN OLDIE AND NO SIDE EFFECTS LIKE THOSE OTHERS,

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    I use wrist support to help me from making my fingers numb. I found that this helped a little. Unfortunately this disease takes a toll on the body one way or the other. I now find that I do a little and then take a break. My best wishes go with you. Patience is the key.

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    I use wrist support to help me from making my fingers numb. I found that this helped a little. Unfortunately this disease takes a toll on the body one way or the other. I now find that I do a little and then take a break. My best wishes go with you. Patience is the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdgiffin
    I am having trouble with sewing. I use a lighter pressure when I sew because I have to be careful on how much I exert any part of my body.

    Even when I sew gently, after awhile, two of my fingers go numb. They will stay like that for a full 24 hours. Is there any way I can hold the fabric as I sew that might lower the amount of exercise that my hand is getting?
    Some medications can also produce these symptoms. I have osterporosis and tried 2 different once a week type meds, and felt as if I had carpel tunnel. Under doctor direction I went off each due to the symptoms, and everything cleared up. Now I'm using the nasel spray for osteo. So far so good. Thank goodness we discuss these things, the medical world is so vast...

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    There is a yoga stretch for your hands and wrists to open up the carple tunnel and protect your circulation. Your local ciropractor can help you. It starts with your hands together like you are praying then while pressing them together rotate the tips of your fingers towards your chest and hold the possition for 1/2 a minute or what you can handle. Doctor Oz showed this on one of his programs. You could google him.

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