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Old 10-22-2002, 12:39 PM   #1
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Question (hand hurting) Not sure what it is, but it doesn't feel good...

I am a 20 year old female, with good eating habit. (5ft. 3 inches, and 120 pounds.) I am active, and have a lot of energy.

So, I have this wierd thing that happens sometimes and I was wondering if anyone has any idea what it may be. It worries my husband (and me a little bit too...) so any info would be appreciated.

Once in awhile (once or twice a month) my hands ache. That i recall, I hadn't done any thing strenous with them, out of the ordinary, esspecailly because, it is my left hand that gets the worst, and I am rt. handed. Any ways, what happens is kind of like this. my veins get really big, and I can see them more clear than usual. between my nuckles my skin seems to sink in a bit. like, where the veins in my fingers are. It aches, and sometimes, like last night, goes into my leg also. And sometimes also into my right hand. Mostly in the left though. Sometimes it swells up, but mostly indents in, and my hands look really bony. It aches and makes it hard for my hands to operate normally. Not, awfully bad.. just not as strong.

Sometimes during this too, my heart, or around there hurts a bit too. (but that is normal any ways for me... ) :0)

So, any ideas??? my, husband and I would appreciate it!!

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Old 10-22-2002, 04:54 PM   #2
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It sounds like you may wish to make an appoinment with your doc.

Any of us could give our opinions, but the best thing to do is ask the doc.

Two things DO come to mind...... perhaps an EKG for your heart, and perhaps a nerve thing.

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Old 10-22-2002, 05:44 PM   #3
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You mention the aching and swelling at times. It could be a form or arthritis or a nerve diesease problem. See the doc and get this checked out so that if you need treatment for something it can be started right away instead of waiting.

 
Old 10-22-2002, 06:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for both of your imput. ???, so can someone my age really have arthritis and/or heart diseases? I never thought that way. wow.. not that I am thinking that is the real cause.. but I was just suprised that someone my age could have it.
I worked at a nursing home, and it was rampid there... hmm....
I guess I am afraid to go see a nuerologist, or doctor, because my mom was sick in the years proceeding her death, and they always just said that nothing was wrong with her, and they made her feel and look crazy.. when, really she had a clot in her brain, which lead to a stroke. And, the one time I did go to my doctor about my occasionally (sometimes often) heart pains, they told me the same thing (basically a TOO YOUNG TO HAVE ANYTHING REALLY WRONG attitude.) So... it makes me learry of them, I guess...
thanks for your advice though, maybe I will check into it, if it persists.
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Old 10-23-2002, 05:00 PM   #5
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You know it could be related to stress or emotions, even though you may not be aware of stress consciously. I have had various aches, pains in limbs, hands, feet, legs with sometimes spasms, sometimes just aches and it moves to different parts. I had horrible back pain for years, heart palpitations, pain in the chest, ect. I thought I have every disease imaginable. Then I read a book by Dr. John Sarno, called Mindbody Prescription. I highly recommend it. It save me from a life of strange conditions, much like you are having. I started with back pain in my 20s, headaches in my 30s, chest pain in 40s and then dizziness, anxiety in my 50s. It took me this long to figure out that it is all related to emotions that are repressed. I have had every test know to man, MRI, EKG, CT scans, doppler ultrasounds on legs and feet to rule out DVT. All normal. Now after reading this book the pain has vanished for the most part. Oh it tries to come back and I start getting that fearfullness and anxiety about it coming back, but then I just practice the techniques in the book and it goes away. This pain is very real but is caused by the mind. It does not mean you are crazy, actually it happens to a lot of people. Everyone gets different pain. But go to the doctor and have all the tests or you will forever wonder. But I do believe that because you are so young, it is probale emotions or some unresolved conflict. Don't let the fear make it worse. Get the book, it is worth the 10 dollar investment. good luck. Rae

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Working in a nursing home is hard work that can affect the hands and other joints and ligaments. That is why the problems are rampant there. Many people I know have been disabled by that work.
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