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Hand/finger paralysis

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  • Posted By: Frustratedpatient
  • July 16, 2008
  • 08:33 PM

I am very frustrated!

2 years ago I lost entire use of my left hand for a few weeks, during which time I went to A & E on the day as it freaked me out...

I was then seen by a hand surgeon, neurologist, rheumatologist (I suffer with fairly mild psoriatic arthritis anyway) and orthopod. I was tested for carpal tunnel at one point as my grip isn't good... but that came back clear.

All were baffled and just passed me from one to another, eventually the feeling and use came back so all the doctors were happy.

I have suffered from on and off numbness of the wrist ever since, just in the joint. I also have shooting pains up the other arm from my elbow through to my little finger.

I am now getting burning sensations in my left hand below my little finger and the finger is cold and numb.

Phoned the GP for an appointment and they said go to A & E, went there and they said 'we don't know, my boss doesn't know, go to your GP and get referred to an orthopod or neurologist or something'.... SERIOUSLY how unhelpful!

Anyway, reluctant to go through the whole process again with no joy...
Any suggestions? I am truly fed up :(

Also... I have swelling/great pain between my thumb and hand in both hands, in the fleshy muscley part... It is very painful and have no idea why?! I am only 19 and am so fed up with this!

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