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Finger & Toe Joint Swelling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 2, 2007
  • 05:08 AM

Well here’s my problem, im 17 now, for the past 4-5 years now when it's getting near winter, the joints in my toes and fingers start to swell up, the skin turns red and when I press down on the joints there is a slight pain, this usually lasts around 3-6 months before it stops. I usually get it in both hands and feet but the weird thing is, last year the fingers on my left hand didn’t swell up. You can see a noticeable difference in size from the fingers on my left hand to my right, because after they swell up they don't return to the original size! Last year I went to the doctor, he said he doesn't know the cause, and said it was probably just the cold. He prescribed me with this cream called 'Percutol', that mostly old people with heart conditions use I think. I tried it and it seemed to make swelling worse. I Went to another doctor and he prescribed me with these tablets, (don’t know the name, threw out the box) that lowers your blood pressure, the tablets helped but after I stopped taking them the swelling comes back.

Ok now it’s near winter again in NZ and I can feel my fingers on my right hand starting to swell up again. Does anyone know what this condition is and if there is anything I can do to stop the swelling? This is starting to annoy me now because after the swelling stops they don't go back to normal size.

and another thing I noticed is that my right hand and feet are usually colder than my left hand even during summer and the cold seems to be coming out from inside my fingers, don't quite know how to explain it. Ok thanks, any help would be appreciated.

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  • Hi Celco, You need to go back to your doctor and ask them why they are treating you with Angina medications. Maybe there is a problem with your circulation and these are the type of drugs that can help but the doctors need to inform you what you are taking and why. If you do not understand anything ask. If your doctor is not forthcoming then find one that is. You can also go to a pharmacist to discuss any medications you are on and the side effects you have in them.
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  • Well here’s my problem, im 17 now, for the past 4-5 years now when it's getting near winter, the joints in my toes and fingers start to swell up, the skin turns red and when I press down on the joints there is a slight pain, this usually lasts around 3-6 months before it stops. I usually get it in both hands and feet but the weird thing is, last year the fingers on my left hand didn’t swell up. You can see a noticeable difference in size from the fingers on my left hand to my right, because after they swell up they don't return to the original size! Last year I went to the doctor, he said he doesn't know the cause, and said it was probably just the cold. He prescribed me with this cream called 'Percutol', that mostly old people with heart conditions use I think. I tried it and it seemed to make swelling worse. I Went to another doctor and he prescribed me with these tablets, (don’t know the name, threw out the box) that lowers your blood pressure, the tablets helped but after I stopped taking them the swelling comes back. Ok now it’s near winter again in NZ and I can feel my fingers on my right hand starting to swell up again. Does anyone know what this condition is and if there is anything I can do to stop the swelling? This is starting to annoy me now because after the swelling stops they don't go back to normal size. and another thing I noticed is that my right hand and feet are usually colder than my left hand even during summer and the cold seems to be coming out from inside my fingers, don't quite know how to explain it. Ok thanks, any help would be appreciated.Hi,I know it has been a while since you posted this complain and request for answers. Hopefully you still have access to messages. Did you have a chance to figure out what the problem is? In 2002, I started with exactly the same symptoms. At the time I was only 19. No doctor in Brasil or in the United States was able to give me an explanation for the swelling. I was submitted to some exams and nothing was found. It's winter now and I know I'll have to live with this problem for 3 or 4 months more. My hands and feet are constantly cold even on Summer. Maybe that's related to our swelling issue... I would be really happy to hear from you or from someone who understands what we are suffering.Thanks,AR
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