numbness/tingley hand? or heard of parathesis

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ckball, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. ckball

    ckball New Member

    Hi everyone, I had my EMG today and found out I have the nerve responses of a 20 year old and I'm 47. He could not explain the fact that my first finger on my left hand stays numb and my whole hand tingles and goes numb at different times of the day, especially if I have been laying down then sit up. He said it was probably the fibro or parathesis. I didn't ask how to spell it, I did try the web and had no luck. I have had a normal CT scan. Has anyone had this nerve problem that per a machine is not a nerve problem? Thanks, CB
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  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I don't have the nerve problem from the Fibro, but I was bit about 20 times by a spider in September last year, and am still having numbness problems with the tips of my fingers, and also the side of the index finger.

    If you find anything out about this, I would love to know what can be done for it.

    I was told that nerve endings take a longtime to heal, and I am proof of that one!

    When its cold the numbness is worst. I have been wearing gloves to keep that hand warm when the temperature drops here, and I am outdoors.

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. marcus1243

    marcus1243 New Member

    The word you're looking for is paresthesias. It means disturbances of sensation, whether that be tingling, prickling, numbness or hot and cold feelings on the skin. Many, many things can cause them, including CFIDS and Fibro. If I were you, I would try and make an appointment to see a neurologist and ask him why you're having these feelings -- it sounds like the small, unmyelinated peripheral nerves are being irritated somehow. This again can be due to many reasons -- carpal tunnel, inflammation, fibrotic muscle tissue, poor circulation etc. Only a qualified specialist can help you get to the bottom of it.
    Good luck!
    --marcus