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Old 12-06-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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tingling finger tip

i'm sure this is probably unrelated to a heart issue but since i had a MI 6 months back i'd like to post this question.

last couple days my right index finger tip gets very slightly tingly once in a while. no other fingers -- only my right index. I'm sure this is probably due to some weird way i slept on my arm/hand the last few nights, but i've heard that sometimes people get numbness/tingling feels in various parts of their body related to heart issues.

since i only feel this on occasion in one finger i'm sure it's not heart related but i thought i'd post and see if anyone had any comments.

 
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Re: tingling finger tip

Hi,

I have something similar, but not isolated to one finger consistently. I believe it has something to do with the heart medication.

 
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Re: tingling finger tip

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last couple days my right index finger tip gets very slightly tingly once in a while. no other fingers -- only my right index.

Hi,
I get this regularly. I am pretty sure it's due to poor peripheral circulation.
I think the body either reduces peripheral circulation to the toes and fingers, or it's just that circulation is poor in those areas. The next step past the tingling is lack of feeling and numbness in the fingers. You can see the affected finger(s) are distinctly yellowish due to the poorer blood flow. You may also notice the affected finger is colder to touch.
My interpretation is that medication (esp blood pressure lowering) contributes to the problem. Exercise too, where the heart pumps more blood (preferentially) to the exercising muscles can produce this numbness and tingling.
Longer term, I think a good exercise routine will help reduce the effect.
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Re: tingling finger tip

I think it's almost certainly related to some arthritic process squeezing a nerve...most likely in the carpal tunnel of the wrist! Could be a spinal nerve root though but less likely.

I really doubt there's ANY chance that your heart is involved, lj.

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My interpretation is that medication (esp blood pressure lowering) contributes to the problem. Exercise too, where the heart pumps more blood (preferentially) to the exercising muscles can produce this numbness and tingling.
I agree it is a combination medication and blood pressure. In addition for me sometimes, one hand gets colder than the other for the same reason. More blood to vital areas, and less for the extremities. If one is out in cold weather without adequate protection, then under this circumstance blood goes to extremities and takes away from the necessary blood/oxygen to the heart causing a heart attack for the vulnerable.

 
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Re: tingling finger tip

well it's gone a day after it started. i'm sure it was that i slept on my arm funny that night before. I have good circulation and i run 5-6 days a week so i have an good exercise program.

 
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