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Raynauds? Thumb Pain! What is this?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 20, 2011
  • 07:56 AM

I have every symptom of Raynauds except that my thumbs are what hurts the most. I feel like i dipped my hands in super glue 24/7. It's like my skin is numb, yet I have incredible pain in my hands that has started moving up my arm. It is the most intense aching, burning, cramping feeling I have ever experienced. It wakes me up in the night.I have had 3 children, all natural births. I would gladly go thru the pain of childbirth rather than this pain. Than my hands will have a pins and needles sensation and itching. The itching is so intense and so down deep, I have literally made my hands bleed scratching them. And my nails are lifting and seem to
have some kind of, I don't know what, growing underneath them. I can't function, can't ride my bike, write a letter, I can't do anything. Can someone tell me anything please!

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  • I have every symptom of Raynauds except that my thumbs are what hurts the most. I feel like i dipped my hands in super glue 24/7. It's like my skin is numb, yet I have incredible pain in my hands that has started moving up my arm. It is the most intense aching, burning, cramping feeling I have ever experienced. It wakes me up in the night.I have had 3 children, all natural births. I would gladly go thru the pain of childbirth rather than this pain. Than my hands will have a pins and needles sensation and itching. The itching is so intense and so down deep, I have literally made my hands bleed scratching them. And my nails are lifting and seem tohave some kind of, I don't know what, growing underneath them. I can't function, can't ride my bike, write a letter, I can't do anything. Can someone tell me anything please!My father's doctor tells him Raynaud's is due to too much blood sugar -- he is diabetic. He and I both have had symptoms of it, but nothing like yours. My arms get numb sometimes when I lift them to drive and my hands and feet get cold when I have low blood sugar. It is due to an inflammation of the blood vessels -- sugar is irritating - it causes glycation damage to proteins such as in the blood vessel walls. However you may have B12 deficiency. I would see the "Vitamin B12 deficiency" topic here in Wrong Diagnosis. B12 deficiency cannot be ruled out except by trying active B's (the form your body actaully uses) methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin with the nutrients necessary for them to be put in service AND being SURE they are absorbed (such as via shot). Many people, either due to genetic defect or improper nutrition, cannot make methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin from the junk B12 put in most multi vitamins (cyanocobalamin) and others do not have enough stomach acid or intrinsic factor to absrob it. A whole lot of people take products to stop their stomach acid and drive themselves right into B12 deficient neuropathy. The B12 tests do not test for METHYLcobalamin so you can test fine and still not be able to utilize the B12 you are absorbing if you can't convert it to methylcobalamin. I do not know about the itching - maybe someone at the Vitamin B12 deficiency site can help you. Only think I heard about itching is that it can becaused by a liver problem. A lot of people are getting fatty liver due to lack of choline, a B vitamin, for instance, and that B vitamin would correct it. choline is included in the B12 protocol so it could take care of you whatever the cause.
    madanthony 1087 Replies
    • January 21, 2011
    • 00:35 AM
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  • Maybe look into rheumatoid arthritis http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/rheumatoid_arthritis/symptoms.htm
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
    • 08:41 AM
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