1 month ago I developed a swollen and very painful right wrist, over a 3 day period, with no associated trauma to recall setting this off. By day 3, my hand was all puffy and swollen, and I could not grasp a thing, and the pain was unbearable----The Doctor took blood tests, and, my uric acid levels were a little high, not terrible, and, they said I had gout. They prescribed an anti-inflammatory, and allopurinol. Within days, then swelling was down, but, my pain was still high, and, I had lost my ability to use my hand, grasping, turning, bending, cutting, had to do all my chores lleft-handed!
2 weeks went by, and, the swelling got worse, and the pain levals reached unbearable---ice packs helped to keep things cool, and stabilize my hand. Another visit to the Doc, and, he added Colchicine to the mix.
After 3 days of minor improvement I stopped taking ALL the meds, and got back on my Coumadin(for a atro-fib heart), and got back on my diurectic, triamterene(which are thought to help cause gout), because my legs got really large and filled with water---I am thinking this has gone on too long to be gout---there was just minimal improvement when I took the second round of meds------The pain is so severe now, I wonder if I have a fracture, or torn or ruptured ligaments or tendons---the "hot zone" goes from my wrist to my first knuckles, top and bottom, and, all sides--then stops where the finger digits start. Arthritis most likely would have crept up me, and not been so sudden, but, I'm no doctor(I'm 49, and have a family history of both types of arthritis)---I have had a few injuries in my time, but, nothing compares to the pain involved with this--I have basically lost the fuction of my hand, and can barely move my fingers tonite, and my wrist area is just killing me----I'm going back to the Doctor wednesday am for further review--I have no insurance, so, I'll have to be refered to a specialist who takes medi-cal I suppose. No other body parts are affected. I have to use my computer mouse left-handed---there is NO numbness, just swelling and heavy pain when moving the hand, or, trying to pick something up--I can grasp a cup NOT filled with water, and thats it--very odd indeed--perhaps an xray, then an MRI will tell more--I do use the mouse a lot, I work at home on my computer, but, from what I've read, any syndrome related to that would involve numbness, which I do not have, more like partial paralysis in a way. Any thoughts more than welcome.
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