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Throbbing, Burning, Red, Swollen Hands & Feet NSAIDS no help (Page 4)


June 4th, 2011
finally - hope!!

I am a 51 yr old female. I had been experiencing red swollen, extremely itchy feet. I heard some folks had experiened some relief on a gluten free diet. Hope - I would never have believed that taking wheat, rye and barley out of my diet would provide welcome relief within 4 days. I feel so grateful for the improvement.Going gluten free is a small price to pay.
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replied July 26th, 2011
Just the tops of my hands and knuckles burn.
After I had my C3 tru C7 fused together - that's when I started getting numb pinky and ring finger on both hands and the tops w/knuckles burns like chilli peppers have touched them. I swear when I sit down it can intensify. Different Doctors and many MRI's and electric test because they say it's all due to my nerves from my neck. However, my MRI shows no issues since the surgery - yet this is getting worse. I wish I had one good Doctor who would follow me through on thise journey. No different possibilities blood tests. O.k. now to add insult to this injury - I have in both wrists - TFCC, (tearing in my wrist cartilage). That just happened in Nov -when I was pulling on a heavy filled wagon - must have been just the thing I needed to do a good tear! And with my persistence (saying not it's not from my neck) the MRI revealed the tear. I feel like the doctors just think I am just complaining and I should just deal with my issues - but I can't stop trying to find an answer/solution. No answers to my constant burning tops of hands and the sometimes redness. No issues on my feet THANK GOD.
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replied July 31st, 2011
Food Allergy
Has anyone thought of food allergies? I am very allergic to all things dairy. If I ingest any dairy products my hands become tingly and nearly dead. I have to 'shake' them out to make them work. Sometimes I will get arthritic type swelling in some joints, like my thumbs, big toes, etc. This all started with numb and tingling hands, burning and itching feet, then progressed to hives and arthritic swelling of joints. I also get very muddle headed, tired, and depressed if I ingest any dairy. It could be something similar that is triggering these awful symptoms in you folks.
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replied August 6th, 2011
Swollen red painful feet/hands
Oh my goodness! I never thought this could be arthritis related. I am 34 and was originally diagnosed with RA. After having more blood work done, my rheumatologist found that I have AS (Ankylosing Spondalitis) I never thought to ask if it was related. I would ask your Dr. or rheumatologist to check for AS.
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replied September 7th, 2011
Burning Hands and feet
Wow! my 23yr old daughter has the same thing going on...burning in her hands and feet she says it feels like she just deseeded a bunch of jalapenos they also turn red and swell no help from the docs here did thyroid and lupus tests... negative..told her it could be anxiety...no insurance here either...Theres a clinic in Santa Barbara called Samsun I heard they work miracles...made a appointment there will let you know what they find!
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replied September 7th, 2011
Burning Hands and feet
Wow! my 23yr old daughter has the same thing going on...burning in her hands and feet she says it feels like she just deseeded a bunch of jalapenos they also turn red and swell no help from the docs here did thyroid and lupus tests... negative..told her it could be anxiety...no insurance here either...Theres a clinic in Santa Barbara called Samsun I heard they work miracles...made a appointment there will let you know what they find!
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replied December 8th, 2011
Sweaty palms and feet
Was reading a lot of these posts. I have had many of the symptoms mentioned by others, i.e., night sweats, tingling hot, and swollen joints, feet, and hands. After a year of test that ruled out lupus and other autoimmune disorders, I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. FYI, predinisone is known to cause arthritis if used for an extended period. So, as a result of being on them for an extended period of time i have arthritis as well.
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replied December 9th, 2011
i am 14 years old and my hands turn red then my whole arm and during that time it would feel like i am burning or on fire around those areas. this started around the age of 9. Can someone tell me whats happening because every time i would go to the doctor they would think i am a pychopath.
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replied December 9th, 2011
i am 14 years old and my hands turn red then my whole arm and during that time it would feel like i am burning or on fire around those areas. this started around the age of 9. Can someone tell me whats happening because every time i would go to the doctor they would think i am a pychopath.
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replied January 16th, 2012
i have no ideas. am allergic to newspaper print. mags not so bad. a few weeks ago it started when i go to sleep. wakes me up within two hours. tonight i didn't bother to go to sleep. thought i'd look it up and was surprised to see its so common. its 4:23am and i took xanax as i do everynight to sleep but too uncomfortable for it to work.. i move my hands from cold spot to cold spot on the mattress. but tonight is so annoying i'm here instead. i guess i'll play some games.. interesting that there is no real help on any of the medical sites!
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replied February 26th, 2012
swollen tingly feet etc....
This all sounds like Lyme disease..please fined a lyme doc in your area via internet... dont ingore this...
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replied March 31st, 2012
red hands and feet
THIS INFO IS FROM medicationsense.com

It is telling that EM occurs in the specific heat exchange areas of the body -- feet, hands, ears, nose - which the body uses to blow off excess heat. Blood vessels in these areas open, heat is dissipated, and the vessels narrow again. This usually occurs imperceptibly.

The human system functions optimally within a narrow range of internal temperatures around 98.6F (37C). What if the temperature rises much higher, as can occur when a person runs a marathon or hikes in the desert in summer? The body can overheat, and if severe, hyperthermia develops. Hyperthermia is a dangerous, life-threatening state. The body must cast off heat and quickly. To do so it initiates emergency actions that include a massive, maximum opening of the arteries in the heat exchange areas of the body. In seconds, the body can increase blood flow in these areas of the skin up to 32 times normal. Blood flow can skyrocket from one-quarter to eight liters per minute, an increase of 3200%. This mechanism is built into our systems to save our lives during hyperthermia. The point is that in hyperthermia, massive vasodilation in the heat exchange areas is normal!

But it is not normal under other circumstances. The massive vasodilation, causing the heat, redness, and burning pain of EM is not normal. At 70F, the skin of the feet and hands should remain cool. At 80 or 90F, the skin might become a bit warm and moist but otherwise normal. Yet in EM, the body reacts at 70F as if hyperthermia were occurring. Why is this? Clearly, the mechanism in the nervous system that regulates blood flow to these heat exchange areas is dysfunctional. It unleashes the skin reaction as if the temperature was 120F and hyperthermia was occurring. The regulator is off. The reaction is an aberration of a normal response.

Is there any proof of this hypothesis? There are two intriguing pieces of evidence. I have always wondered why the reaction responds so quickly to cooling. The ease with which EM's symptoms can be reversed is astonishing. And why does cooling work so well? Because it sends a specific signal to the hyperthermia regulator that all is well. Heat is the trigger. Cold is the antidote, temporarily, but not a cure.

Another piece of evidence is that the primary chemical mediator of the massive vasodilation in the skin in hyperthermia is nitric oxide. And in EM, what is the main mediator of increased blood flow? Nitric oxide.

This explanation is just a hypothesis, but it seems to have merit. The concept of a dysfunctional hyperthermia trigger makes sense and offers a medically reasonable explanation for the development of EM. In addition, it offers patients and doctors a logical a way to understand this baffling and often disabling disorder, erythromelalgia. Hopefully it will lead to new avenues of research and treatment for those of us with EM, which is a dysfunction, not a disease.
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replied May 8th, 2012
ARE THEY ANY REAL DOCTORS OUT THERE?
Hi everyone, I recently went through breast cancer, DCIS IN SITU, had two lumpectomies and a total hysterectomy the same day.. before I had the breast ca, surgery, they found nodules on my thyroid, they did a FNA, and could not rule out a cancer , I had to wait until my radiation treatments were over, during radiation, my left hand started to swell, and my wring finger locks up like trigger finger,, so bad, sometimes I get scared it wont straighten out; After my thyroid was removed, My left hand started to swell up so bad, became severely painful, and burn.. Now my right hand is doing it too and my feet swell up when I walk or am on my feet for a short time. If I am outside , I get really bad.. And I have trouble breathing, so bad its like my chest is squeezing. I went to an RA doctor, she drew blood, testing me for Lupus and RA,, my test came back with a positive double stranded DNA AND positive for RA.. I am on 400 mg of plaquenil a day , and m synthroid for my thyroid since the took that out too.My hands hurt so so bad, some days are way worse than others. If I use them, they get big real fast. Like now, while I type.. My doctor says that she does not want to believe or diagnose me with Lupus, that my antibodies may have been present due to the thyroid problem.. I am not getting any better, I am getting worse.. I hate my life now.. If I try to excercise, I am down sick that afternoon, If I want to go for a walk outside, I end up suffering in bed for two days because of a flare.. I wish I HAD A DOCTOR who could help me.... I feel trapped in my house.
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replied June 27th, 2012
swollen hand
i have swollen hands in the mornings i can not make a fist what causes it???
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