Discussions By Condition: Cardiovascular disease

Blue Fingers

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 2 Replies
  • Posted By: blouiset
  • September 13, 2010
  • 00:19 AM

For the past month(ish), I have been having what I'm assuming is circulatory problems. When I wake up in the morning my arms feel like they are "asleep" and are very sore; it takes a while for me to get them moving. My hands are very stiff as well, and feel almost swollen. About a week ago, my right index finger has been turning blue and cold, my left thumb started a few days ago, and today my right pinky is starting to do the same thing. I am calling the doctor tomorrow, but should I be alarmed?

Thanks!

Reply Flag this Discussion

2 Replies:

  • I hope the trip to the doctors went well. I dont think you should be alarmed, but it would be worrying if you have central chest pain, shortness of breath and dizzyness < then you should dfinately get an ECG to check out ur hearts elecrtrical impulses.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 14, 2010
    • 08:01 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • something you may want to look into is a condition called raynauds the condition has no medical causes, and no cures, there is also no solid cause for condition to present it's self, however factors that tend to cause it is repeated exposure to hot and cold, often people who work outside in the service industry on telephone poles in the winter, and return to a warm truck for periods of time to warm up, (repeated heating and cooling of extremities) there also appears to be a trend with long term marijuana users (although it is not isolated to them) my father has this condition and meets both of the above criteria. it can be treated by different holistic methods (however there is no scientific proof that the treatment works)the condition, if i remember correctly, causes a lack of circulation to fingers and toes (feet and hands also, but to a lesser extent) with no apparent arterial cause, gradually worsening over time. relief can be taken by keeping your fingers warm, "touch healing" has given my father relief from this condition, and according to him, the relief lasts about a week, where as keeping the fingers warm only lasts as long as it is warmit is not something that i would leave to find out what it is longer than you have to. In my father's case it developed to the point that he developed necrosis in his finger tips, although it has gotten better since he has changed careers (out of the cold)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_phenomenon
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 23, 2010
    • 10:41 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.