Do your fhands/ingers swell when you sleep?

@brokentia (10394)
United States
November 13, 2006 6:50am CST
For the last 5 years, I have noticed that my hands swell in my sleep. I have had to start removing my rings before bed because of it. Just wondering if anyone else has his problem. Is it normal or does something cause it? Is there anything you do that makes it worse or better?
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• United States
2 Jan 07
yes mine do but that is because I have artheritis, it also happens when my hands get cold, etc. You may want to go to the doctor and have this checked if you have not already, it also could be a sign of diabeties like my mother has, her hands and legs ot swell, or it could be gout like my father in law has. Tia it could be any number of things so you should seek medical attention if you have not already! Have a great day!!
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I'm not very good about going to the doctor. But I am sure sometime in the future, I will go. ha ha Thanks!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Only worried about you my friend! Sometimes we have to just grin, bare it, and go to the Dr. I do not like them either since it always seems like they find somethng else wrong with mee and who likes bad news?!? Thank you for the reply!!
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• United States
4 Jan 07
You said you had concerns regarding diabetes. You can experience swelling with diabetes.
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Yeah, when Meeandnotyou mentioned that above, I didn't realize that diabetes will make your hands swell. :) Thanks for being a friend enough to remember my discussions/responses. :D
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@deebomb (15317)
• United States
13 Nov 06
if your fingers are swelling during the night you should see a Dr. You could possibly be retaining water. have hight plood pressure or something else. I have rheumatoid arthice and my finger swelled up like cooked hot dogs. Anyway swelling finger is defenetly not normal
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
13 Nov 06
My partner does also....and so does my mother. But it goes away after being up and moving around for an hour. I know I do not have high blood pressure, I just took it yesterday while waiting for my son's script was being filled. I figure it is probably salt making me retain water because I drink Coke and it contains a lot of sodium. But I wanted to get other opinions. Thanks for responding.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I noticed something similar the last couple of years. I don't wear rings but used to wear my watch, even when I went to bed. I discovered that it was VERY tight in the morning when I woke up. But I also discovered that if I take it off before I go to sleep when I wake up I can put it on very easily and it isn't tight or anything. No high blood pressure or water retention (according to my doctor). Maybe it has to something to do with the metal and magnetics or something.
• United States
13 Nov 06
Mine do. I think it's normal.