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burning hands and feet

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 23, 2007
  • 09:12 AM

I have been suffering for some time with burning aching hands and recently have suffered similar feeling in my feet,it does not radiate down my leg or arm just in my hands and feet,i have seen a nerve specialist and have been given the all clear .I am now being treated for migraine of the hands....what is migraine of the hands and how is it treatable as it is driving me insane,especially at night when it is at its worst.
please please please anybody if you suffer the same or similar please help

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  • Peripheral neuropathy...diabetes?
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 09:16 AM
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  • Does this burning sensation occur when it is cold or hot? Or from stress? Is there numbness and color changes? Pain? Stiffness? If you do, it could be raynauds. Check it out.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 01:49 AM
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  • This is a common symptom of a B vitamin deficiency. Try taking a B-complex and see if you notice a change. nutritionist:)
    nutritionist 14 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 03:35 AM
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  • I have been suffering for some time with burning aching hands and recently have suffered similar feeling in my feet,it does not radiate down my leg or arm just in my hands and feet,i have seen a nerve specialist and have been given the all clear .I am now being treated for migraine of the hands....what is migraine of the hands and how is it treatable as it is driving me insane,especially at night when it is at its worst. please please please anybody if you suffer the same or similar please helpNutritionist is correct about the B Vitamins. However I disagrew with her advice!You have symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency! This is an urgent matter as you are already experiencing neurological symptoms. look up Vitamin B12 deficiency on this site and find the thread on this subject by Sally Pollchak.Please...if you can get in quickly and can afford to, ask your Doc to test your Serum B12 along with homocystine, Folate and urine Methylmalonic Acid to confirm a B12 deficiency.If you are deficient, you will most likely need B12 injections (see thread suggested above for more information).A "plain old B-complex" vitamin will not do you any good if you are deficient in B12. It will only mess up diagnosis. B12, if your deficiency is caused by an absorption defect, will not be helped by anything you take or ingest orally. Sublingual or injections will only help.You are already suffering from neurological effects....B vitamins, DO help with migraines....but you need to find out WHY you are having a problem with B vitamins being low in the 1st place.Goodluck!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 16, 2007
    • 07:07 AM
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  • I suffer from burning hands and feet, and found out recently that I have scleroderma. The other beginning symptoms were, swollen fingers, ankle swelling, numbness of the toes, hands and feet very senitive to cold, and little reddish "pimples" on my cheek bone area which blanch under pressure. Later came on tendonitis and body pain similar to fibromyalgia (I was diagnosed with that, and it was a misdiagnosis). Still later came esophageal reflux and the sensation that food lingers in the lower esophagus, Raynaud's, and burning aching pain in my spine, constipation, and other things.If you think this sounds like you, the test to ask for is the ANA, and if that is positive, regardless of staining pattern, ask for the SCL-70 and anticentromere B antibody tests.
    DaisyDo 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • Does this burning sensation occur when it is cold or hot? Or from stress? Is there numbness and color changes? Pain? Stiffness? If you do, it could be raynauds. Check it out.His hands and feet often get hot at night regardless of weather. He also has a lot of skin problems eg: fungal infections, itching and so on
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 30, 2009
    • 04:02 AM
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  • Peripheral neuropathy...diabetes? I had burning hands and feet and it ended up to be the very beginning stages of SCLERADERMA!! Do NOT let your DR dismiss this like mine did for 7 yrs!
    RxAngelina 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Nutritionist is correct about the B Vitamins. However I disagrew with her advice!You have symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency! This is an urgent matter as you are already experiencing neurological symptoms. look up Vitamin B12 deficiency on this site and find the thread on this subject by Sally Pollchak.I have to disagree. This may not be a vitamin B12 deficiency. Why??? Because my son has had "hot" hands and feet symptoms for the past 4 years. His pediatrician wanted to send us to the foot doctor. I knew immediately...this was not where he needed to be. We went to a doctor who advises use of vitamins and supplements. She did a blood test on him and his B12 was off the charts (high), vitamin D (too low), his sugar was normal for this blood test. So we stopped giving him Gatorade when he played sports and gave him vitamin D supplements for 3 months. His recent blood work revealed B12 in normal range and vitamin D is now in normal range, this time his sugar was a little low...however he still has the "hot" feet & hands sensations and more frequently. Very distracting for him in school, he is losing focus because of it. It happens on and off all day/night long. The doctor gave us a prescription for Nuerotin however, I want a diagnosis, not just a symptom reliever, so we are getting a referral to a child neurologist to see what the heck is going on.
    tme2407 1 Replies
    • October 22, 2013
    • 08:33 AM
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  • Nutritionist is correct about the B Vitamins. However I disagrew with her advice!You have symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency! This is an urgent matter as you are already experiencing neurological symptoms. look up Vitamin B12 deficiency on this site and find the thread on this subject by Sally Pollchak.I have to disagree. This may not be a vitamin B12 deficiency. Why??? Because my son has had "hot" hands and feet symptoms for the past 4 years. His pediatrician wanted to send us to the foot doctor. I knew immediately...this was not where he needed to be. We went to a doctor who advises use of vitamins and supplements. She did a blood test on him and his B12 was off the charts (high), vitamin D (too low), his sugar was normal for this blood test. So we stopped giving him Gatorade when he played sports and gave him vitamin D supplements for 3 months. His recent blood work revealed B12 in normal range and vitamin D is now in normal range, this time his sugar was a little low...however he still has the "hot" feet & hands sensations and more frequently. Very distracting for him in school, he is losing focus because of it. It happens on and off all day/night long. The doctor gave us a prescription for Nuerotin however, I want a diagnosis, not just a symptom reliever, so we are getting a referral to a child neurologist to see what the heck is going on. Please let me know what the Neurologist says & if Neurotin (gabapentin) works for your son! My burning hands/feet is transient - it happens so unpredictably! I had taken B12 injections for years but we moved & the Drs here are "afraid" of any/everything it seems..especially if in injectable form! I'm a pharmacist & am not "afraid" of much & certainly do not jump to ridiculous conclusions! Anyhow.. best of luck & please let us know! Angelina
    RxAngelina 3 Replies
    • October 23, 2013
    • 09:42 PM
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  • I suffer from burning hands and feet, and found out recently that I have scleroderma. The other beginning symptoms were, swollen fingers, ankle swelling, numbness of the toes, hands and feet very senitive to cold, and little reddish "pimples" on my cheek bone area which blanch under pressure. Later came on tendonitis and body pain similar to fibromyalgia (I was diagnosed with that, and it was a misdiagnosis). Still later came esophageal reflux and the sensation that food lingers in the lower esophagus, Raynaud's, and burning aching pain in my spine, constipation, and other things.If you think this sounds like you, the test to ask for is the ANA, and if that is positive, regardless of staining pattern, ask for the SCL-70 and anticentromere B antibody tests. DAISY- I am in shock reading your description of MY disease right down to the cheek thing! Oh & the food lingering in esophagus! Raynaud's too, swollen feet.. ALL OF IT! Pls let me know if you are still on this forum!I have a DX of MCTD (lupus, RA, Scleroderma), AND fibromyalgia! Yet my labs are all over the place - negative for ANA lately which confuses heck out of DRs! Please respond to me if you can!Angelina
    RxAngelina 3 Replies
    • October 23, 2013
    • 09:50 PM
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  • Some medical conditions that may be responsible for these symptoms include vitamin deficiencies, menopause, or nerve damage. Alcohol abuse may also be a culprit. Treatment depends on the originating cause of the symptoms and may include the use of over-the-counter or prescription medications, lifestyle changes, or magnetic therapy.
    Amanda_Simon 3 Replies
    • October 30, 2013
    • 10:01 AM
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