It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-23-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
Veteran
(female)
 
babs17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 492
babs17 HB Userbabs17 HB User
Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Both hands are stiff and really hurt something aweful in the morning when I wake up. Then they hurt all day, and both of my arms get numb then quickly go to PINS & NEEDLES. I am nervous b/c this has never happened before. It's been 2 weeks.

I went for my Thoracic Facet Joint Injections this morning, and it was horrible getting an IV b/c my hands hurt so much. Any ideas????
__________________
Be well
Babs

C4-C7 Herniations
T5-T10 Herniations
L3-S1 Herniations
Thoracic Fusion via Thoracotomy 10/06

 
Old 04-23-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: western us
Posts: 7,268
ms_west HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Babs, sounds like something is compressed. Do you have cervical disc issues?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-23-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
Veteran
(female)
 
babs17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 492
babs17 HB Userbabs17 HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Cervical 3-6 herniated slightly to moderate.
__________________
Be well
Babs

C4-C7 Herniations
T5-T10 Herniations
L3-S1 Herniations
Thoracic Fusion via Thoracotomy 10/06

 
Old 04-23-2007, 06:27 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: western us
Posts: 7,268
ms_west HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

'That could be the cause. Have they put you on any new meds recently?

 
Old 04-23-2007, 06:58 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,696
clover60 HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Sounds like could be a nerve compression like Pepper said. I do wake every morning with stiff and painful hands. I did not have this before my surgery but I also have arthritis so I am sure it is the arthritis and has nothing to do with the surgery.

Good luck hope you get answers. I am praying for you

 
Old 04-23-2007, 10:27 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,320
hessie28 HB Userhessie28 HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

I get the same thing. I think ine is a reaction to the medicine. When I was on Neurontin I started swelling up. It stopped when I went off but is back since I've been on the Lyrica. I think my joints are all swollen and causing pain. It is worse when I wake up in the morning. My fingers are the worst of it. They just throb. Keep me posted.

 
Old 04-24-2007, 06:00 AM   #7
Veteran
(female)
 
babs17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 492
babs17 HB Userbabs17 HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Thanks for the INPUT!!

DietDrPepper, As for new meds...not added recent . BUT, I am on Elavil (gained wt with this one, ), Oxycontin, Celebrex, Prevacid, MultiVit, and PRN meds Percocet, Nasonex, and Xanax. I've been on most of these for years or many months by now. Most recent addition, the Elavil.

My father is a in the medical field and he told me to sleep with my arms ABOVE my head at night....and this morning, I didn't have the aweful pain...just a little bit of stiffness. I thought I'd share that with all of you that have the same type of problem.

He thinks its from a muscle connected to the shoulders/neck....its either being squeezed by extra weight I've put on, or the muscle itself has gotten really big from me relying on my arms for a lot of work instead of my back.


But, I still need a Diagnosis, I have a Doctor's appointment in June, but I was just wondering if anybody has this and what a Doctor has said, what you have done to help it. ANY INFO HELPS!!!!
__________________
Be well
Babs

C4-C7 Herniations
T5-T10 Herniations
L3-S1 Herniations
Thoracic Fusion via Thoracotomy 10/06

 
Old 04-24-2007, 07:56 AM   #8
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: western us
Posts: 7,268
ms_west HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Babs, my doctor increased my elavil to 50 mg and don't know if their is a correlation but I am feeling super dehydrated and my hands feel bloated.

Can you move up your appt or at least give your doctor a call??

 
Old 04-24-2007, 08:00 AM   #9
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,696
clover60 HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Pepper
When I was on the elevil I was super thristy Had to keep a glass of water by the bed. I think that must be a side effect. Hope the pain is better.

 
Old 04-24-2007, 09:05 AM   #10
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: western us
Posts: 7,268
ms_west HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

Since I have woke up 7:00, I have had 80 oz. of water (5 water bottles x 16.9 oz.) and 1 diet dr. pepper. Need I say how thirsty I am and how many times I have been to the restroom. Last night I woke up twice to drink water - I drank 16 oz. during the night too.

Last edited by ms_west; 04-24-2007 at 09:05 AM.

 
Old 04-24-2007, 11:49 AM   #11
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: chambersburg, pa, usa
Posts: 59
mammaof2 HB User
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

I Am Also Very Swollen At Night, And When I Wake Up Its Aweful. I Think It May Be The Neurontin, It Got Worse When I Increased The Dose..
Just So You Know, Next Time You Get The Iv, They Can Numb The Vein In Your Hand So It Doesnt Hurt You.
Only One Place Where I Got Injections Did That, And It Was Wonderrful!!!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
both hands and feet go numb lich663 Open to All Other Health Topics 16 05-13-2010 01:32 PM
Stiff and sensitive feet and hands RESyourstruly Arthritis 1 10-20-2009 01:19 PM
Pain in my hands and numbness @ Night going2thebeach1 Pregnancy 6 09-04-2008 04:51 AM
both shoulders/appointment soon sammyo1 Bone Disorders 47 07-28-2008 07:43 AM
Suboxone Use- Sever Pain And Numbness In Arms And Hands-please Help 222ytigid Addiction & Recovery 12 04-06-2008 07:26 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



WebDozer (268), jennybyc (197), Realhousewife (42), kenzibenzi (33), NJ Ldy (32), SpineAZ (31), teteri66 (26), frenchfri1003 (21), ladybud (20), feelbad (18)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1007), Apollo123 (906), Titchou (851), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:07 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!