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Old 11-19-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Poor blood circulation and numbness..right hand index finger

Hi,
My index finger of the right hand goes white (from poor blood circulation) and numb often for a few minutes many times during the day.
I read about vibration white finger and my problem sounds familiar except I am no where close to machines (other than a computer).
In the last year I've been on beta blockers for a couple of months and levo-thyroxine for a few months.
The only problem I have right now is a risk of type 1 diabetes which my endocrinologist is watching closely.
The only medicine I am on right now is vitamins.
I am 30 years old so I am really worried about this white finger situation.
Any suggestions would help. What kind of specialist would I need to go for consulting ?
Thank you

 
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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Re: Poor blood circulation and numbness..right hand index finger

Hi Dream 77...I am new to this message board...as a matter of fact this is my first post. I read your question and just had to join up and post to you...
I have Raynauld's disease which affects your circulation in your hands and feet too....You need to go see a Rheumatologist. My fingers turn white too and get numb also.
Good luck!
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:38 AM   #3
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Re: Poor blood circulation and numbness..right hand index finger

If numbness is due to carpal tunnel, then you would see an orthopedic doctor. Numbness is one of the biggest symptoms of carpal tunnel. If you use a mouse a lot when online you could be heading towards having carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel involves the thumb, the pointer and the middle finger. Also you might have some symptoms in the side of the ring finger that touches the middle finger. I had carpal tunnel and had surgery and never had pain in my thumb. In cold weather my pointer finger would be cold inside of gloves even when the rest of the fingers were warm enough. Circulation could be bad due to the fact that the tunnel that your nerves, veins and muscles are is compressed. Too little space for too many things in the same area. Good luck.

 
Old 11-26-2007, 08:12 AM   #4
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Re: Poor blood circulation and numbness..right hand index finger

Catty,
Thanks alot.I did some search on Raynaud's and I think my symptoms feel very similar except that I also have a bit of dizziness and headache.
Does this mean that Raynauds comes free with Rheumatoid arthiritis ?

 
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Re: Poor blood circulation and numbness..right hand index finger

Catty,
Thanks alot.I did some search on Raynaud's and I think my symptoms feel very similar except that I also have a bit of dizziness and headache.
Does this mean that Raynauds comes free with Rheumatoid arthiritis ?

 
Old 11-26-2007, 10:11 AM   #6
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Dream 77....I lost this post and could not find it...lol...
Raynauld's goes along with Lupus and Scleroderma and other connective tissue diseases...BUT! You can have Raynaulds all by itself too...
Do you smoke? If you do please STOP! That makes your circulation much worse!
Dizziness and headaches are symptoms of High Blood pressure or if you are on med's of any kind...they could cause those symptoms....

Just a regular Dr. should be able to diagnose Raynauld's though.
A Rheumy can better diagnose a connective tissue disease.
I also had Carpal Tunnel...had it first...( had surgery for it ) then I got Raynaulds...my fingers went numb with that....
did not turn white with Carpal tunnel though....
But turned white and numb with Raynauld's.
I was finally diagnosed with Scleroderma after thinking it was Lupus first.
The body is a very complicated thing hon....
Good luck with finding out what is wrong!
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:59 PM   #7
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Thanks so much.
I don't smoke.. Actually I am quite a health freak and recently I am losing confidence in living healthy. I feel it is all to do with karma and genes anyways .. Since I don't have a boot load of bad karma it has got to be everything to do with genes.
I plan to see a doc tomorrow since I am getting very worried about the dizziness, chilled feet and hands and the 2 white fingers.
I check my BP in my workplace but that is all good. I am pretty convinced something REAL bad is coming my way. We shall see.... :-)


I am sorry to know about your CTS, I hope you get to feel better real soon. Thanks for your help.

 
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Hi hon! Please post back and let me know what the Dr. said...ok?
There are many things that could cause your fingers to turn white so please go to the Dr. to find out. I hope it is not anything serious....if it is...you will cope with it. Hang in there and just find out what it is.

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Old 11-28-2007, 07:07 AM   #9
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I went to the GP y'day and he thinks my thyroid may be to blame for the dizziness since my bP was slightly on the lower side. My heart sounded fine and all.

He definitely think I have reynauds but he is inclined to tie up all the flurry of auto-immune issues. He drew alot of blood and took a urine sample. Lets see what he finds.
Thanks.. I will keep you posted.

 
Old 11-28-2007, 10:27 AM   #10
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Oh Good! Glad you went to the Dr.! I will check back in here from time to time to see if you have found out anything....
In the meantime...try not to worry...
Take care!
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:33 PM   #11
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Re: Poor blood circulation and numbness..right hand index finger

My internal medicine doctor got my blood work results back.
I was expecting my thyroid to be be underperforming but the blood work came back looking just fine.
I don't know now what the deal is with the dizziness and all.
I don't know what to think and hope it is not a brain tumor or cancer.
I want to be perfectly functional.

 
Old 12-01-2007, 10:43 AM   #12
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Hi Hon...There are so many different things that can cause dizziness that only your Dr. could tell you that. You aren't pregnant ...are you?

If I was dizzy all the time I would let him run tests on me until I found out what it was...of course assuming you have insurance.
Different med's can cause dizziness too.
I will keep checking back in to see if you found out for sure if you have Raynaulds or not...
Take care!
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:32 AM   #13
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Catty,
My GP definitely thinks I have Reynaud's. My blood work came back fine with even the thyroid looking ok which I was kinda sure would be underactive. I think he was looking for lupus given my recent one year history of being bombarded with auto-immue issues.
Anyways since last week new deelopments have been stomach ache and diarrhea plus a throat ache so I am really really hoping I've had a lurking stomach bug that has been making me feel weak.
My 1 year old is sick big time with cough and all so I think I got something from her.
anyways i go back to him tomorrow since he can't figure what's wrong with me and I'll tell him these new developments.
The weekend was warm so reynauds showed up only once but this morning it was cold again in Houston so as soon as I stepped out my fingers go chilled and white ..

 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:27 AM   #14
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Hi hon...thanks for posting back. I remember when my fingers turned white and lost feeling in them...I will never forget it...I did not take it seriously.
If you do have Raynaulds...take it very serious. If it is under 60 degrees where you live and you go outside...wear mittens at all times...mittens are better then gloves...buy some hand warmers...and put inside your mittens.
They have those hand warmers at Hunting stores ....they have them at different places also ...like Cosco's....Wal-mart....
Keep the blood circulating in your fingers sweetie....That is so important.
Your Dr. will not tell you all you need to know...look it up...be educated.
When your fingers turn white...that means that the blood is not getting to them....if your fingers stay white for a while hon...that is serious...
don't let that happen.
Huggers,
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:59 AM   #15
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Thanks..
Wrt Reynauds, is this confined to only the fingers ?
I feeel my whole hand sometimes elbow down is chilled and is icy with icicles gradually radiating from the wrist.
Is this part of Raynauds ?
Thansk

 
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