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wrinkled, sensitive fingertips?

Posted In: Fibromyalgia 4 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2009
  • 03:28 AM

Hi,

I am pretty sure I have fibro (just don't have the money to get formally diagnosed). I do have a chronic EBV which I think caused my fibro.

Anyhow, does any of you experience dry, wrinkled fingertips? The skin also seems very inflexible. The fingertips are pretty sensitive to touch - it feels like I have been playing the guitar for a long time or something...
none of the creams seem to help :((

could it be neurological? I have had a lot of neurological problems with this stuff/disease...

Thanks!

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  • i also have sensitive fingertips, and I probably have fibro too...unlike u i am having problems playing guitar for longer period...i feel vulnerable when I press my fingers on the string...did u mean something else?
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  • Hi, I am pretty sure I have fibro (just don't have the money to get formally diagnosed). I do have a chronic EBV which I think caused my fibro. Anyhow, does any of you experience dry, wrinkled fingertips? The skin also seems very inflexible. The fingertips are pretty sensitive to touch - it feels like I have been playing the guitar for a long time or something...none of the creams seem to help :(( could it be neurological? I have had a lot of neurological problems with this stuff/disease... Thanks! I have fibro and experienced the wrinkled fingertips (like when you've been in water too long) about 10 years after the initial fibro diagnosis. Mine turned out to be related to potassium deficiency and went back to normal with prescription potassium chloride.
    terrij123 10 Replies
    • September 15, 2010
    • 02:54 AM
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  • Fibro isnt triggered by chronic EBV but rather by EBV triggering off Chronic fatigue immunity dysfunction CFIDS ... which has Fibro as one of its common main symptoms. One quarter of actual Fibro cases.. end up actually being CFIDS cases, fibro can be the first symptoms which may appear in CFIDS. Fibro is in 75% of those who have CFIDS (also called CFS or ME). ME can be very neurological. Fibro patients without coexisting CFIDS, dont have chronic viruses such as EBV. CFIDS patients have issues with their immune symptoms and hence why we have issues such as EBV. http://wwcoco.com/cfids/bernesx.html * Note that note all CFIDS or ME patients have exhaustion and tiredness as their "main symptom". In some of them the main symptom could be the FM ones (or another symptom). I have ME and exhaustion/tiredness rates about 5 or 6th down on my symptom list. I did a thread on this forum saying "Many are half diagnosed please read" .. about the differences of CFIDS and FM and how these are so often confused. Ones History with it is ONE of the ways to help tell if one has just FM or one has CFIDS with FM being just one of the symptoms of it. your fingers.. Dr Cheney (world famous CFS/ME specialist), He talks about changes with the finger tips in many with CFIDS on one of his DVDs on it.. the skin there degrades and many CFIDS patients even loose their finger prints due to it!! They could end up sensitive due to this issue. (i dont know if that causes then to go wrinkly with it.. as I myself dont have that fingerprint issue which can go with it) http://www.forums.aboutmecfs.org/showthread.php?6375-Is-XMRV-Causing-finger-print-problems-in-CFS
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 18, 2010
    • 08:31 AM
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  • Thanks for the info. It's been a while since I looked into the latest CFIDS info...can't count on my dr to do it...and I needed the refresher bump. I had Fibro diagnosed 17 years ago about two years into CFIDS diagnosis. The wrinkly/shriveling finger tips did not show up until 6 years ago along with severe skin itching to the point of bleeding and luckily it resolved by accident with the potassium treatment, a deficiency which appeared to be one of the many complications from the combination of CFIDS, FM, TMJ Disease, Sleep Apnea, UARS and a horrific reaction to the cholesterol drug Lipitor. The potassium made sense because of of its impact on fluid retention or lack thereof but why it happened is another mystery. I take a sizable dose daily and only manage to stay on the edge of normal.
    terrij123 10 Replies
    • September 19, 2010
    • 03:50 PM
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