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mixedemotions
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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, January 9th (Thursday)

I was taking a shower and noticed the water felt unbearably hot only on my left index finger. The same water felt fine everywhere else. Now I feel this weird burning/stinging sensation in my left thumb, index and middle fingers, and in a horizontal line across the top of my palm.

I tried looking it up and couldn't find anything helpful.

Earlier today I went to the gym for a very low impact class with no noticeable pain or injuries...

What gives?!


Me: Former BW, 28
Divorced 10/11/12
He didn't show up for the D...very fitting, seeing as he didn't show up for the M, either : )
"What did not demolish me simply polished me, now the clearer I can see" - India Arie

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gutfeeling
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Default  Posted: 2:35 PM, January 9th (Thursday)

Are you diabetic?

Google diabetic nerve pain.


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 7:22 PM, January 9th (Thursday)

(((mixed)))

How are your fingers feeling? I hope they are better.


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NotDefeatedYet
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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, January 9th (Thursday)

Go see a doctor. I had numbness in the outer two fingers on one hand. It turned out to be a nerve in my neck. The doctor immediately knew what it was when I told him the symptoms. I had to get a steroid injection in my neck. The sensation never came back.


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mixedemotions
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Default  Posted: 12:24 AM, January 10th (Friday)

Aw, thanks Jo! They're feeling better.

GF - I'm not diabetic but I did google nerve pain, figured it was worth a shot in case there was something I was missing. Thank you!

NotDefeated - that sounds terrible, I'm so sorry! I'm thinking I'll go to the doctor if it comes back.


Me: Former BW, 28
Divorced 10/11/12
He didn't show up for the D...very fitting, seeing as he didn't show up for the M, either : )
"What did not demolish me simply polished me, now the clearer I can see" - India Arie

Posts: 382 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Back in the Southeast!
jo2love
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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, January 10th (Friday)

I'm glad they are feeling better.

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purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 11:00 PM, January 10th (Friday)

That's the distribution of the median nerve. You may have had some temporary swelling in the carpal tunnel (where the nerve enters your hand across the wrist [carpal] bones). If it reoccurs go see your PCP.


Me: BS 45
Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish

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mixedemotions
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Default  Posted: 6:05 PM, January 12th (Sunday)

Thanks Purple and thanks Jo!


Me: Former BW, 28
Divorced 10/11/12
He didn't show up for the D...very fitting, seeing as he didn't show up for the M, either : )
"What did not demolish me simply polished me, now the clearer I can see" - India Arie

Posts: 382 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Back in the Southeast!
heartbroken_kk
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Default  Posted: 12:11 AM, January 13th (Monday)

I have had similar symptoms after doing heavy yard work, and then lying in bed with my arm over the covers. I think the "pump" in my arm muscles in my shoulder constricted my nerve and resulted in the numbness/prickles in my hand.

After a couple days of rest the swelling would go down and my symptoms would go away.

I have had this happen repeatedly and rubbing my armpit with my other hand would speed up the resolution of my symptoms within a few minutes, so I know the cause was high up my arm.


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