I have a bad back situation with 3 bulging discs, 2 levels of spinal stenosis and facet hypertrophy. It is very painful and I wear a 100 mcg Fentanyl Patch changed 48 hours and take up to 4 30 mg Roxicodone daily for b/t.
But I have had some other issues as well for which, so far, tests have been negative. I have psoriasis on my hands and my left hand is numb often, and hurts to move so much that it is like the skin is ripping when I move my fingers. I have lost some weight and have no appetite. I usually have chills to the point where at home I wear 2 shirts, 2 jackets AND a leather jacket at night. I have been itching and have started to get nose bleeds. Lately, I have had some wheezing.
Last week a blood test came back negative for lupus. But I'v e just noticed that my fingers are clubbed. Never noticed it before, but I compared my fingers to others. The tip of the fingers go around the top of the nails so that the nail bed does not rise off the tip of the finger.
I am not a "CANCER NUT" or one of these poeple who worry 24/7 about being sick. I happen to be a 49 year old with the body of an 80 year old and I am wondering if I should get a chest xray. A few years ago I had a touch of asthma and I had a xray in the ER. They called me back the next day because thery found a spot, but said it was just an artifact or shadow after I took a new xray.
I do feel a little trouble breathing, nothing major, and I am getting these weird aches and pains that feel that they come from deep inside me.
Should I tell the Doctor about the clubbing? Any ideas?