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Lightning87

Hand numbness/tingling in other hand?

Hey y’all So for a year I’ve had hand numbness/tingling on my left hand. It’s a strange feeling, I can’t describe very well as I can still feel my hand so it’s not really numb and it is not sleeping on it type tingling but it’s the only words I can find to describe it. My hand still has full function and although it’s an annoying feeling, it doesn’t bother me too much. This was my first symptom and unfortunately it has remained with me. I had thought my hand was getting a little better but now I have the same feeling in my other hand since this morning mainly at the finger tips and down the pinky side of my hand. Similar to my left hand. I thought I had tingling in these fingers before but was never sure and it kind of went away. I feel a bit tired today / run down / not my usual chirpy self so much. Not sure what’s happening and don’t know if anyone can advise? I’m just recently diagnosed with RRMS. Thanks x

Wobbler

@Wobbler

Hi @lightning87 I get the same in my left foot and I use a Revitive circulation booster to inject some life and feeling back into it. I am lucky in that my upper body is largely unaffected by MS, but the booster certainly helps my legs and feet. A lot of the time they regain 'normal feeling' for a bit. I still walk like Ozzy tho :) An electrical stimulant may help your hands to 'liven up', Definitely helps my feet. I would look into it, they are not 'silly' expensive and you can get away with not paying vat as you have MS. You may find this article an interesting read, not directly related to hands but essentially the Revitive unit I have uses the principle of TENS. I firmly believe it is useful for some MSers, me included. https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2017/05/25/ms-drug-free-pain-management-tens-electric-stimulation/

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@lightning87 , you're still getting to know the new you. This will come over time. But, this "residual damage" from a previous relapse can be a guide to your daily wellbeing. If these symptoms start to "grumble", then you need to consider what you have done to provoke this response. It could be that you have just overdone things and you are becoming tired. Your core body temperature may have increased. Or it may be the start of a run-of-the-mill infection. So, it will become like a warning sign to you........

Lightning87

@Lightning87

Thank you so much for your replies. It has been coming and going, mostly coming. I don’t know if it’s just because I have been focussing on it all day. Thanks @wobbler I’ll have a look at that. I know my left hand is most likely permanent ‘damage’ and I think I can cope with the one. The thought of my other hand being the same makes me want to cry. In fact, I just did - a whole week after my diagnosis was when I finally crumbled. Thinking, is this my life now? But tomorrow is a new day and I’ll try to get my positivity back :) Thanks for being here guys x

birdboy

@birdboy

Hello again @lightening87, I have this exact same thing, and I think it's worse in the morning. It can be very annoying and difficult to explain to other people. It was one of the things that really hit me too, just a couple of weeks ago. I'm in the final throws of writing (typing) my PhD too, so numb hands is troublesome, but I manage. I think we are in a very similar situation, diagnosed around the same time, simular ages and living in the same city. Just give me a shout if you ever want to chat! Hope you can keep your chin up 😁

Shona12

@Shona12

@lightning87 I have it as well I think I have to get use to it I have it mostly in my right hand, but I have it in both ever now and again, and my feet. It's worse in the heat so watch the weather that might answer a few of your questions. People also notice my hands and feet swell as well. But chin up and smile it help :-D

Lightning87

@Lightning87

@birdboy thank you for your message, mines is mainly worse in the morning and I've realised stress can make it slightly worse also. My right hand seems a little more normal today although my left one never will be I don't think. You must be the male version of me, haha! What are you writing your PhD on? Would be great to chat sometime :) @shona12 thank you, it is good to know I'm not alone (not that I would wish it on anyone but always good to have someone that can relate). I sometimes get slight vibrations in my feet (and sometimes my legs) when I'm walking a far distance. The joys of this wonderful disease!! I am feeling better today after my wee wobble last night, I think I needed to have a mini melt down and get it all out my system...for a bit anyway ;)

birdboy

@birdboy

You might not believe this, but my PhD is on seabird vomit...

Lightning87

@Lightning87

@birdboy sounds interesting!! Not something I know much about but all the best with finishing your PhD :)