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fatigue pain in hands and feet

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2009
  • 10:31 PM

If anyone can help me Id be so happy, even just for suggestions as Im desperate now!

I have a constant fatigue feeling in my hands and feet, like Im wearing heavy socks and gloves. They feel like Im moving them slowly, but Im not and that Im trying to move them through sand, that heavy dragging feeling. When really bad the feeling goes up to my knees and elbows but this is unusual. I feel like they are slightly swollen but to look at there is nothing, I also wonder if they mark quickly and that my veins poke out a lot. I think I may be just imagining this though! They feel so tired that they are extremely painful.

I have had blood tests, all it found was b12 deficiency which is now sorted but the pain is still there, MRI scan normal, x rays normal, nerve conduction tests normal, 2 neurologists happy, 1 rhuematologist happy, so they conclude its either fibromyalgia or ME/CFS.
I dont believe this as it is constant, no remission. It doesnt worsen with activity or get better with rest. I dont have any of the other symptoms of this condition so I think they are just fobbing me off.

Any help much much appreciated - thank you


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  • I have something like this but only in the hands. Mine keep hurting and don't really ever heal. That slow feeling I have as well like when coming in from the cold and you are stiff in the hands.Have you tried taking MSM? I'm still not cured, but MSM has been the best remedy for me. I took about 5000mg a day and almost overnight from the first dose I noticed a huge improvement the next day.You should give that a try. Flaxseed oil and fish oil supplements helped me feel "lubricated" but only the MSM helped the tendon pain.(I'm not a doctor)
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Your symptoms are quite perplexing. I cannot say that I know what you have but would agree with the previous post that reducing inflammation is a great first step. If anti-inflammatory medication is not tolerated, there are steps you can take in the way of dietary changes that can help. Although I don't believe you have RA, there are some diet tips that are consistent with RA that might help. To learn more about diet choices for reducing inflammation you can visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-diet.html Good luck to you and hope this helps. ~JTrempe PT, ATC
    JTrempe 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • HiIm a chiropractor, see people with similar things from time to time.Glove and Stocking distribution generally points towards systemic causes.Tried Diabetes?Did they look into why you had low B12 in the first place? Any bowel problems? Coeliac disease, crohns etc can often cause a deficiency. Enteropathic arthritis could then also be on the cards I suppose but you'd expect Xray findings." I also wonder if they mark quickly and that my veins poke out a lot."Do you mean marking homework etc? If you use your hands a lot the blood flow increases, therefore veins normally get bigger to cope with the increase flow.
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