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Pain in Fingers, Wrists, and other parts (long)

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  • Posted By: Jasmin71
  • February 28, 2008
  • 02:23 PM

I had too this typed up and then it told me I was logged out !:mad:

I will trie to make this one shorter.
Pain for little over a year. In my wrist got cortisone shot in it from the Bone Doctor ( who also could not find anything wrong) Send me to the Electro testing Docs, he does his testing and tells me with a Smile the reason my Arm hurt is my nerv in my Elbow is *hurt* , I told him well my Elbow or arm does not hurt at all!

Ive seen my reg doc, and many others. Taken MANY Blood test inc. Lupus, Arthritis, and so on. nothing.

I now have to go back to the Rhuematologist( sp) same one I see for my back& hip problems, my Disk and hips are degerneration. So constant pain from that too. My doc wants to go there because he dont I have Fibro either being the Pressure Points dont really bother me either.

I have gained 50 lbs
in 4 Years, yes this much!! And I cant work out and be active like I use too because I get tired so fast,.and pain just kills me after.

My fingers and wrist hurt every day..my fingers feel like somone is poking it with Needles and my wrist is throbing. No injurys!
Also swelling, and feeling of tightness in Legs and Hands &fingers.


ANy ideas where to go from here?

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  • Thank you for the Reply :) I dont have any Rashes,or most of the other Symptons. So I dont think its Lyme. I went thru the Symptons tho. Its all in my Joints, and swelling of Fingers and feet, Fingers and Legs and some other Parts feel *tight*
    Jasmin71 8 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 01:54 PM
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  • garote (i think its called) will cause these symptoms, you can google it for treatment or to check symptoms. i really know nothing about this... i study infectious disease and rare disease so things like lyme garote and all those other sort of things are new to me hope i could have helped
    LymeTime 65 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 05:38 PM
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  • garote (i think its called) will cause these symptoms, you can google it for treatment or to check symptoms. i really know nothing about this... i study infectious disease and rare disease so things like lyme garote and all those other sort of things are new to me hope i could have helped Antyhing helps :)I will look this up ..thank you !!:D
    Jasmin71 8 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 05:56 PM
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  • oh im sorry its either gout garote, or something like that.. ill try to remember the real name of it if google didnt bring up any results for you
    LymeTime 65 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 08:22 PM
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  • What medications are you currently taking? Have you tried acupuncture? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 08:53 PM
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  • :Daha, No wonder I couldnt find anything !~! I will try that now :) Just found it its *GOUT* No I have not tried Acupuncture, but will look into that also. I take Metoprolol ( off brand for Toprol) 50 mg, and Oxybutynin (Offbrand for Dirtopan) 5 mg Thats it. :o
    Jasmin71 8 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 09:02 PM
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  • Only a quack dr is really needed in many cases where a person doesn't have lyme at all... :eek: http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/lyme.html http://doctorrw.blogspot.com/2006/12/lyme-disease-activism-versus-science.html http://www.quackwatch.com/ good overall site for all things quack related imo:D Yes, but don't rely on your average doc to dx it - join Lymenet and find an LLMD. Click on "symptoms": http://www.canlyme.com/ When to Suspect Lyme: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/romarkaraoke/whento.htm Lymenet: http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php Post that you need to find a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor and a reliable lab. You will need to be tested for Lyme and all coinfections.
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 09:13 PM
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  • There is a diet that may be helpful... ask your doctor. It involves limiting certain foods high in some protein I believe. Eating black cherries is supposed to be very helpful... actual medical studies on this.:cool: Here is a link:http://www.gout.com/ Another:Cherries and Gouthttp://www.arthritis-treatment-and-relief.com/cherry-and-gout.html :Daha, No wonder I couldnt find anything !~! I will try that now :) Just found it its *GOUT* No I have not tried Acupuncture, but will look into that also. I take Metoprolol ( off brand for Toprol) 50 mg, and Oxybutynin (Offbrand for Dirtopan) 5 mg Thats it. :o
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 09:15 PM
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  • There is a diet that may be helpful... ask your doctor. It involves limiting certain foods high in some protein I believe. Eating black cherries is supposed to be very helpful... actual medical studies on this.:cool: Here is a link:http://www.gout.com/ Another:Cherries and Gouthttp://www.arthritis-treatment-and-relief.com/cherry-and-gout.html No gout either. my Toes are fine and feet. dont really hurt. once in a while they are swollen and feel *tight* but not in Pain. I will look into the Cherry's heard about that before :)
    Jasmin71 8 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 09:36 PM
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  • No gout either. my Toes are fine and feet. dont really hurt. once in a while they are swollen and feel *tight* but not in Pain. I will look into the Cherry's heard about that before :) ok yeah i thought it was gout because of the tight feeling and swollen joints and pain. hmmm ill repost when i get a new idea of what this is
    LymeTime 65 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 10:55 PM
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  • Yes, and drink a glass or two of lemonade every day. This was recommended to me by a specialist in Boston.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Yes, and drink a glass or two of lemonade every day. This was recommended to me by a specialist in Boston.Hm I can handle that :)Did they say why?
    Jasmin71 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • try a thyroid check ...acupuncture is probably your only hope, other than possible thyroid...you may want to eat macrobiotic...get a good calcium..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I already had that checked my Thyroids are fine. macrobiotic what it is? Sorry ., no Clue here.
    Jasmin71 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • Jasmin,Toprol can cause arthralgia (pain in the joints), and oxybutrin can cause arthritis. Both are side effects of these two drugs. How long have you been taking them? Even if you have been taking them awhile these meds can have a cumulative effect and you may not notice side effects right away. When docs throw up their hands and all other tests come back normal, it is definitely time to look VERY closely at your medications! It is the LAST thing any doctor will look at. Please visit www.rxlist.com and print out both side effects lists from toprol and oxybutrin. Give this to your doctor and ask them to switch meds or lower the dosage and see if your symptoms improve. Please don't just go off your meds, this can be dangerous. But with their guidance you can adjust your meds and see if this helps. AS A RULE, IT IS IMPORTANT ALWAYS TO LOOK UP THE MEDS YOU ARE PRESCRIBED on websites like www.drugs.com or www.rxlist.com. Docs and pharmacists just don't go into detail and don't spend the time to do this. Concerning macrobiotics, it is a type of lifestyle and food therapy touted by Michio Kushi in the 70's and 80's and is very cleansing and fortifying. The emphasis is on whole grains, fresh organic produce, and fish and lean poultry. It is very low in fat and sugars. It is a very good cleansing diet, but nearly impossible to do long term IME. This diet is used for cancer treatment to help detoxify the body. IT is really good for any illness. Please research your meds!Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh man youre kidding me !I been taken the off brand Toprol for about 2 Years.. same time my paint startes??Oh I fell a good phonecall going to my Doctor now! Thank you. so much!!
    Jasmin71 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • That does sound like what I experiance with RA. A normal RA factor does not mean you don't have RA. Do you have an elevated SED rate. I would be persistant with the RA doctor. Nobody should have to deal with that pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh man youre kidding me !I been taken the off brand Toprol for about 2 Years.. same time my paint startes??Oh I fell a good phonecall going to my Doctor now! Thank you. so much!! You are very welcome! I am glad to help. Please let us know what your doctor says...if he or she discounts the meds then FIND ANOTHER DOC! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you, I just re-read my other Post holy moly was I dopey on the other Post? lmao!! I meant , my Doctor will get a Phonecall for SURE. And I also made a Appointment for a Accupuncture for next Week. Also still seing the RA in april
    Jasmin71 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • My pain started the same way (hands/wrists) and after a couple of years it moved to also include my ankles and hips. After several years, I was diagnosed with hypermobile joints (joints that move too far) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hypermobile type). Basically, my skin, tendons and ligaments are missing a collagen protein so everything becomes painful. I was literally fine one day and in pain the next. It is a rare condition, but I thought I'd let you know because I suffered for a long time with no diagnosis. A genetist has to diagnose this. Good luck.
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