I think I'm having a relapse!

United States
March 29, 2007 2:17pm CST
I noticed about 15 minutes ago that my right index finger, right middle finger and right thumb feel a bit weird, almost as if I'm losing sensation. I suppose I'll have to wait a bit longer, just to make sure that it's truly a relapse and not just an annoyance. I'm scheduled to go to the neurologist 2 weeks from this coming Monday and I'm hoping that I don't have to go early! Is anyone else having something weird going on?
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7 responses
• United States
30 Mar 07
Those feelings are almost a norm for me but I often attribute part of it to carpel tunnel and my use of the computer so much. Are you being medicated for the MS? If so make sure you mention to the doc that you're experiencing these sensations and how often. I have found that with the changes in seasons my MS acts up more. Just a thought. Hope you're feeling better soon and things don't exacerbate too far!
• United States
31 Mar 07
I'm fine--once I warmed up, the feeling (or lack thereof) went away. I think it has to do with a long ago case of frost bite--I don't do well with any kind of cold. It also could be because I was playing on the computer too...tee hee. I'll make sure to mention what happened to the doctor though.
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• United States
30 Mar 07
take a deep breath. Is your hand still feeling weird? If it is call the Dr.'s nurse tomorrow and let her talk to your doctor and maybe they will move up your appointment. Let me know what happens
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• United States
30 Mar 07
I'm ok now--I believe it was the cold at the store where I work. Once I warmed up, my fingers were fine (took over 30 minutes though!). It was scary though! Thanks, I'll keep that advice in mind though if it ever happens again and doesn't go away (they usually tell you to wait 24 hours to see if it goes away or not).
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@multisubj (451)
• India
20 Apr 07
NJ seems to be a very cold place. Pl. try some warm clothing. Consuming garlic may help, but I am not sure. I live in a hot place when summer max. temp touches 48 to 50 degrees C. A night min. temp of 12 deg.C is also considered cold and we start the weird sensation in our fingers. Some people sit before open fires burning tree branches and heat up the fingers exposing them to the fire.
• United States
21 Apr 07
Actually, it gets quite hot and humid here during the summer months, but we just went through a terrible cold snap about the time I wrote this. Right now it's getting ready to go up to 70 plus degrees farenheit here this weekend and it feels wonderful!
18 Apr 07
The change of seasons seems to affect me in a strange way. Our weather in the UK right now is very odd, a lot warmer and sunnier than normal for the time of year, but we are still have frosts at night. I feel very tired and I ache a lot more at the moment, and my joints seem to feel swollen. I guess it is just the time of year hun
• United States
18 Apr 07
The weather HAS gone wacky this year, hasn't it? Two days ago we had a nor'easter with 36 hours of non-stop rain (ugh!) and now it's going to be nice and sunny this weekend (at least what I read yesterday). Who can keep up with this nonsense? I hope you're doing better and hugz, okay! LY!
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I am always having weird things happen to me. I think I am having a relapse of my crud too and I am not sure why. I have been taking care of my self and every thing oh well.
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@Bee1955 (3886)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Check and see when your locality will be having on - ms walk
The weather is changing into Spring and I have had a relapse since last week. I'm numb from my arms up which is why I havent posted or answered much lately. Time to relax and veg out until it passes.
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• United States
1 Apr 07
Hope you're feeling better! I think it was a return of my frostbite (I used to play in the snow when I was younger with soaking wet gloves or no gloves and the cold affects me badly). I'm keeping a low profile--my allergies are what gets me down now!
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Just calm down and take a few deep breaths, ok? As you said, it ended up being the cold. I have been a bit hinky myself. I attribute it to the change of seasons.
• United States
31 Mar 07
I kept worrying about it, but as I sat in the car with the heat on full blast, I noticed I was slowly getting feeling back. I think it has to do with the cold more than the MS honestly. I hope you're feeling better too!