I get hand pain alot especially when it is cold I went to the local corner store and was trying to get my money out of my wallet and could not grip it. my neighbor was there and he grabbed it out for me. I also have Reynauds which doesnt help either people sure do look at you funny when they see blue or purple fingers. But the pain is definatley worse when it is cold like today they feel stiff and almost as if the bones could pop out of the skin.
P.S> the little hand warmer packs do work if you have to be out for very long. Dr does not recommend I use it on a regular bases.
Because her thought is you need to realize sometimes that its time to go inside huh im only outside long enought to go in and out to car.
The pain in my hands was bareable until I left work, now they are throbbing again and it was 24 degrees out. I think I will need to just ride this out, Winter is not going away anytime soon. Lisa I am just a few miles from Lake Superior and we get a lot of lake effect snows and cold winds off the lake. The snow is pretty and I used to enjoy going out in it but I can't get passed the pain. I have a daughter that is in 4-H and her group always helps out with the sled dog races and I used to go along just to watch. Not this year, it was just to cold and I didn't want to embarrass my kid by leaving right after I get there.
One positive is my girls have been helping me with dinner (it's that or they eat cereal), They do actually seem to want to help. My oldest did a school project on Fibromyalgia (she is in 9th grade) and I think it opened her eyes. She has been helping out more. So not all is bad I guess and she did get a "A" on the paper.
Post Edited (Meggie) : 3/3/2009 6:15:49 PM (GMT-7)
My hands are feeling a little better today but it did hit 40 degrees today. It's hard to believe that just this past Friday it was snowing so hard that two snow trucks collided because visibility was zero, they didn't see each other (no-one was hurt thankfully). The kids had another snow day so they were happy.
LeeAnn, I have thought about the handwarmers but I really only go from the car to the house, it's a brief time so I think it might be a waste. I don't know though, if things get worse I may give it a try.
Lisa, I am real close to Marquette, we actually spend a lot of time there. The kids like to swim in Lake Superior , not me!
Meggie, the cold just does me in too! When we were having the temps and windchills below zero the pain was so bad I just wanted to cry! When the temps are above zero, it is a little better. I too always wear gloves and have not had that problem with my hands. It's either "all over" or my legs and feet and that is wearing boots and a long wool coat when I go outside. Not sure why it targets certain areas.
May spring get here REAL soon!!
The cold water is getting me also, I need to remember to let the faucet run for a bit first. I also discovered I need gloves to take things out of the freezer. My kids get a real kick out of that . We are having another day of warmer temperature so I have been inspired to put some winter things away and take out spring things. I know we have a lot of winter left but I just can't wait.