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



Arthritis Message Board

  • Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 12-20-2018, 03:53 PM   #1
    Tori41
    Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Posts: 70
    Tori41 HB UserTori41 HB User
    Unhappy Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    Hello:
    I have finger-pain on both of my hand, particularly on my right hand. I've been taking Tylenol/Arthritis 3 - 4 times per day. The Tylenol 8 hr has certainly been helping, however I still have mild to severe pain when I do yard-work, sewing, writing and even minor cleaning house, although the pain is not quite noticeable when I'm just sitting on the couch to watch TV.

    I asked my dr. whether there is more potent pain med. available, however he appears to not concern about it as seeing my H.B. is primary concern.

    Any help regarding 'finger-pain' would be truly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Last edited by Tori41; 12-20-2018 at 03:56 PM.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 12-20-2018, 06:25 PM   #2
    Titchou
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Posts: 19,940
    Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    Have you tried Aleve? It should workbetter.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-20-2018, 06:40 PM   #3
    Tori41
    Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Posts: 70
    Tori41 HB UserTori41 HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
    Have you tried Aleve? It should workbetter.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Actually, before Tylenol, I was on Aleve, however for me, Tylenol is working better than Aleve.

    Any suggestions on this, ... 'finger-pain' would be truly appreciated.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-21-2018, 04:57 AM   #4
    Titchou
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Posts: 19,940
    Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    Then you probably need a prescription anti-inflammatory or testing for the type of arthritis so you can get on the correct med if it's RA and not OA. Celebrex ,meloxicam and diclofenac are 3 prescription ones that I've taken and work well (though I turned up allergic to the first two after a while on them.)

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-21-2018, 06:23 AM   #5
    Tori41
    Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Posts: 70
    Tori41 HB UserTori41 HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
    Then you probably need a prescription anti-inflammatory or testing for the type of arthritis so you can get on the correct med if it's RA and not OA. Celebrex ,meloxicam and diclofenac are 3 prescription ones that I've taken and work well (though I turned up allergic to the first two after a while on them.)
    Thanks for the helpful response on this issue.
    For this sort of prescription, do I need to look for a specialist? Because my dr.(internist) appears to me NOT to possess a good knowledge regarding the issue I've been having for years, ... particulary this year is a challenging year as to 'finger-pain.' Then, I started to worry about getting worse years to come, since I'm no longer a younger person.
    Thanks,

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-21-2018, 06:52 AM   #6
    Titchou
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Posts: 19,940
    Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    If your PCP isn't helping, then you would need see a rheumatologist for a definitive assessment.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-21-2018, 07:03 AM   #7
    Tori41
    Member
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Posts: 70
    Tori41 HB UserTori41 HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
    If your PCP isn't helping, then you would need see a rheumatologist for a definitive assessment.
    Thanks for sharing an experience.

    I never done that, .... however I need to look for rheumatologist which might be also NOT easy one to find, because one of friends told me that unless a good specialist, I might get an wrong med with a wrong dx. However, I know I might need one. First, one more time, I talk to my internist.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 12-21-2018, 10:14 AM   #8
    Titchou
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Birmingham, AL
    Posts: 19,940
    Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    Ask your doc who he recommends. If he's offended, you need a new doc! Ask around to your friends...who has been a good fit for them. Is there a med school in your town?I'm lucky to have UAB here. In fact, as we age, we need a battery of specialists. I've had 5 foot surgeries so friends are always asking me about a good foot ortho. Ask around- you'll get good info....good luck!

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 03-22-2019, 12:39 AM   #9
    ana68944
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2019
    Posts: 10
    ana68944 HB User
    Re: Finger-Pain, due to Arthritis

    I also wake up with severe pain in my fingers. I have Hashimoto Thyroiditis and it seems that now the pain is because of that. Haven't been diagnosed with autoimmune arthritis yet because I really don't want antiinflamatories. Any natural remedies?

     
    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    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




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:01 AM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!