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March 18th, 2010
Painful red and swollen hands and feet. Will pass on med. info
I am a 35 year old woman that has all of the same symptoms as all of you, I understand how painful and frustrating it is. My hands and feet swell up and turn so red, as well as my nose. My doctor sent me for blood tests...came back fine. i went back as I was in so much pain and they put me on prednisone and reffered me to a rheumatodologist, still waiting for that appointment. i finally went to emergency and they have sent me a specialist of internal medicine... Best thing i could have done. He told me to try taking an asprin 325 mg a day and see if it gets better, if it does it is ERYTHROMELGIA. if it does not improve it could be ACROCYANOSIS along with Raynauds. One of the blood tests I was sent for is called Cold Agglutinins Screen and a CBC, ANA,thyroid,ENA, RA. I have an appointment on Tuesday with this specialist. I'll see if I can get some more helpful information you can bring to your doctors. the specialist told me to stay off of the prednisone as well as the pirkisett. He said the best way to diagnose something is to stay off the hard medication so that you will know when your symptoms change for the better or worse. He did recomment I take Advil for the pain. Also, keep a journal of everything you do and eat and drink and write it all down to see if you can find any correlation.
I will keep you all posted as I know how frustrating the medical system is and here in Canada it doesn't cost me anything to have these tests done. I do realize how fortunate I am and I hope to be able to pass on any information that will help all of you get a diagnosis and get better. Until Tuesday.
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replied March 25th, 2010
FIBROMYALGIA
Hi...has anyone considered FIBROMYALGIA. I was diagnosed 2007 after many years. My hands and feet redness pain and swelling are as a result of ERYTHROMELALGIA. Both thes disorders go hand in hand as they are disorders of the central nervous system.Look up Fibromyalgia...do your research. I was in the 'dark' for a long time suffering so much pain till I discovered the truth. Good Luck...Hannah
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replied March 26th, 2010
Thank you, |I'll look further.
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replied March 28th, 2010
Me too! Red, swollen palms & soles of feet
Sort of relieved to find so many people with the same problems... mine only started a week ago. Started with fingertip sensitivity, didn't think anything of it. The next day my palms and soles of my feet had started turning red - no itching, no sores, no blotches or blisters. Just red and progressively feeling swollen as the day went on. This continued over next few days and was accompanied by loss of feeling in my fingertips and toes. Started freaking out and went to the GP who gave me cortisone cream and said it was probably an allergy so try some antihistamines too. Both did nothing. Yesterday I happened to pop some anti-inflammatories just to see if it would help the swelling - which it did! The swelling was reduced and the feeling returned about 90% but it only lasted for an hour or so. Took some more AI this morning and the same thing; a few hours have passed and now my hands are swollen and red again.

Not experiencing any pain other than some minor sensitivity on the balls of my feet (bit sore to walk on). Both palms and soles feel hot but not excessively, centre-of-the-sun hot. And feet have started to sweat in last day or so too.

Going to get bloodwork done today and hoping this isn't a side effect of my anti-depressants...
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replied March 28th, 2010
Sort of relieved to find so many people with the same problems... mine only started a week ago. Started with fingertip sensitivity, didn't think anything of it. The next day my palms and soles of my feet had started turning red - no itching, no sores, no blotches or blisters. Just red and progressively feeling swollen as the day went on. This continued over next few days and was accompanied by loss of feeling in my fingertips and toes. Started freaking out and went to the GP who gave me cortisone cream and said it was probably an allergy so try some antihistamines too. Both did nothing. Yesterday I happened to pop some anti-inflammatories just to see if it would help the swelling - which it did! The swelling was reduced and the feeling returned about 90% but it only lasted for an hour or so. Took some more AI this morning and the same thing; a few hours have passed and now my hands are swollen and red again.

Not experiencing any pain other than some minor sensitivity on the balls of my feet (bit sore to walk on). Both palms and soles feel hot but not excessively, centre-of-the-sun hot. And feet have started to sweat in last day or so too.

Going to get bloodwork done today and hoping this isn't a side effect of my anti-depressants...
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replied March 29th, 2010
I saw the specialist and all of my bloodwork came back fine. No liver problems, no thyroid issues myt bloodcount is fine etc... He has said at this point it's still Raynauds but I know it's not as my sensitivity to the cold and my white fingertips have gone away. I now seem to blow up when I drink wine, when i'm stressed and when I'm hot or touch hot water. i am taking an asprin every day, as reccomended by the specialist, if my pain decreases it would mean I have ERYTHROMELALGIA. The pain has decreased but i still swell up and my veins pop up and I still turn red on my hands and feet. I am not sure what the problem is but I need to figure it out. I have two young children and I am unable to function properly as I am always in pain. Thank you to all of you who have replied but I am wondering if anyone has any new or different ideas or would like to share their experiences with me.
Thanks again!
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replied July 21st, 2010
Hi. I'm a 31 year old female with the swelling and sometimes burning feet issue. I've never had this problem before, and I'm pretty sure it's not bacterial cellulitis (my mom has had that) and it's a royal pain
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replied August 8th, 2010
My daughter has Lyme Disease and will periodically have hand numbness, burning, swelling and pain in her hands that is incapacitating. Sometimes it will effect her feet as well.
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replied August 18th, 2010
erythromelalgia/burning feet
I think some of you have erythromelalgia. Go to yahoo groups. Lots of info and links, plus you can ask questions. Also, I just discovered I have it a few months ago. I've had Raynauds...feet cold, now gradually feet became hot, swollen and painful. Also, I'm still trying to figure out what to do. Using a cream called Topricin, kind of helps with the weird feelings. Try to keep feet up as much as I can, they turn bright red/purple when they hang down.
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replied August 27th, 2010
2 RED HOT Palms
I have burning red hot palms. I have had this for 2 years. They are red and hot when I wake up and hotter and redder by bed time. I have seen the MD - the dermatologist - the Rheumatoid Dr. who did 12 vials of blood tests for everything and a horrid painful nerve conductivity test. Nothing - I have nothing wrong with me according to him. Ohhhhhhhhh K - sure. He did refer me to physio therapy for my extremely stiff neck and she thinks I have fibromyalgia. My next search is for Cardio vascular. The blood flows to my hands but is not pumped out. I would think there's something not working right with my heart. I am determined to figure this out - as it burns constantly - and yes the tops of my feet are burning now at night too. Do Doctors EVER answer on this site? I realize some of us may have one thing and others another - but some direction would be great! Glad to know I am not alone in my red red world ~ but wish us all a cure too!
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replied September 10th, 2010
my wife is having this issue of burning, swelling hands/feet. been to many doc's but no result. had pain all over including more on back of her shin and buttocks bones. one doc suggested may be fibromalgia. taking savella. But some time the swell/pain/burning not stop by anything. i am tired of going to doctors, tests and x ray etc... went to RA doctor, allregy, nuerology etc.. but no result. no one is telling anything. i am kind of lost. see her suffer make me feel bad doing nothing....i am worried what is going to happen to her...something is going on but no one is telling me anything...help please...
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replied November 22nd, 2010
I myself been getting the same symptoms for only about 2-3 months now. I never had this before in my life and im 43 years old. It moves arond from my hands, wrists,fingers, feet n ankles.
Most of the time if the pain from trying to move the joint affected isnt enough. The constant throbbing pain is totally intolerable.
The affected area usually 2 places at the same time.
Gets swelled, red on the skin, constant throbbing intolerable pain. Then heaven forbid if you bump or move the joint affected its VERY VERY painfull. I have an appoinment for the first time tomorrow, so hopefully they can help or atleast find out what the hell it can be. This has happened prolly 7-8 times now in the last 2-3 months. I realize i should have been in to the doctors a long time ago. I am definatly stubburn like that tho.
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replied January 2nd, 2011
I am also having the same problem as many of you. It started a few months ago with my hands and feet being red, hot, & swollen. They are now peeling continuously and hurt to the point that I just want to cry. My legs are begining to get dry and scaly as well as my arms and elbows. I have recently had some blood work done and hope to get some positive feed back when I see my physician. I recently went to my derm to have more testing done to see if I have any skin conditions. I really think it is something internal because using topical ointments only "masks" my problem. If anyone has any results from their dr please post. I don't know how much more of this I can take!
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replied January 5th, 2011
Cure your arthritis by following 10 simple steps
This article is referred from cure2arthritis.com

Cure your arthritis by following 10 simple steps and get relief from arthritis joint pain by

1. Drink 2.25 lts of water daily, it will help in maintaining hydration level in the body which is good for cartilage around joints. Try to eat fruits that are juicy and rich in lean protein, Vitamin C, Vitmain B3, Vitmain B6, magnesium and zinc.

2. Eat food that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this includes Flaxseeds, olive oil, 10. soyabeans, walnuts, hemp seeds and dark leafy vegetables. Non-vegetrian diet includes cold water fish like tuna, halibut, herring and salmon. (Try to cook less as omega-3 fats are likely to be dissolved from heating, light, oxygen and storage.)
(Note- For Arthritis Diet plan click here – Arthritis Diet patients program 2011)

3. Follow a regular arthritis exercise plan to regain motion and lose weight.
(Note- For Exercise plan click here – Exercise for Arthritis patients program 2011)

4. Talk to your doctor for suitable arthritis homeopathic treatment. Homeopathic treatments are very effective for some arthritis patients.

5. Put ice on joints with inflammation (do not keep ice directly on skin) for 15 to 20 mins. It will ease arthritis joint pain and would certain relieve joint pain. (Do not massage on areas of inflammation)

6. You can use heating ailements on joints when your inflammation on joints is completely controlled.

7. Say a complete No to Tea and coffee to cure your arthritis in 2011. You can drink Lemon tea, Ginger tea, Calcium Lactate and other herbal tea to cure arthritis and say no to arthritis pain.

8. Avoid nightshade vegetables and take garlic & ginger rich diet.

9. Learn swimming, swimming is one of the best exercise for all arthritis patients.

10. Try to do yoga and meditation, do not sleep on a soft mattress and chairs.
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replied January 5th, 2011
You should look into Palendromic Rheumatoidism.....it is a near cousin of RH Arthritis.....I have the same symptoms and have been diagnosed with Palendromic Rheumatoidism. Might help some of you.
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replied April 26th, 2011
I have a friend who has the same symptoms and wondering if anyone else with these symptoms experiment with meth.
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replied April 26th, 2011
I am having very similar symptoms to what you describe. I have red itchy bumps on my arms, stomach, and sometimes on my legs and they seem to get worse when there is any kind of pressure on them (like on the armrest on my chair at work). Every few days I will get a little bit of swelling on my lips or eyes. I saw a doctor about it and he thought it could be some type of seasonal allergy, but the allergy medicine he prescribed has not helped so far. I will probably be going back to the doctor within the next couple of weeks if this doesn't go away. Please keep me posted of anything that you find out.
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replied May 16th, 2011
Bottoms of feet, swollen, red, and with white patches
I have Fibromyalgia, and several spinal problems with a nerve problem found during back surgery and have Titanium Rod and Cage in place for Lumbar 4 and 5.
Probably not related to this problem but now my bottoms of feet are red, and so sore, and the Dr said it as Athlete's feet but the Lamisol only made it worse and powders and lotions hurt and made it worse, also. I do not know what on earth to do and can hardly now walk on my feet!

Also have Arthritis of knees and lower back ( sacrum, area and hips) and do get Cortisone shots and now this comes up and makes it hard to walk on feet.

What is it?? I am very worried ,it is Cellulites as had it on top of foot a long time ago. Took antibiotics for it.

Had MERSA Staph infection after back surgery in 2000 and the Dr said I was lucky to have lived. Was re-opened and back was packed twice and day and in body cast for six months. Do not see how this can be related but not sure?
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replied May 16th, 2011
I'm a 52 yo female with SLE - which I affectionately refer to as the disease that keeps on giving and giving...anyway, I have similar symptoms with my hands - it was diagnosed as Raynaud's syndrome - a vascular condition often related to Lupus. The best relief I've found is a moist heating pad.

It is essential that I wear gloves in temperatures below 60° or the pain begins! Not so fun at the grocery store in the freezer section...

Good luck to all of you with similar stories!
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replied May 17th, 2011
swelling, redness, feet and hands and nose
I am a 30 year old female and I have had these symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I start moving around, or get even the slightest bit warm, my hands, feet, and nose swell and turn red. I have been diagnosed with rosacea for the facial symptoms, but I have serious doubts about whether I actually have it. I am of Eastern European decent and have very dark hair with pale, sensitive skin.

If sunlight or warm water hits my skin, it's instant swelling, burning, itching and red. Lately I have noticed the additional symptom of my skin feeling burned if I'm out in the sun for even a minute, though there is no visual sunburn. I do live in texas where it is very hot much of the time and the sun is unrelenting.

I have not been able to eliminate my symptoms, but I have found that periodically elevating my feet through yoga helps as does waking up and downing 2 large glasses of water. I drink 2 glasses of water (or gatorade) with every meal and 1 glass with a snack. I also take Advil and Zyrtec in the morning which helps a bit. But if I get out in the sun, nothing helps, I can just forget it.

I'd like to go to a doctor but I don't know who to see or what to say. I am nto looking forward toa musement parks and such this summer because of the symptoms.
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