Massage lead to hand swelling?

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   Posted 5/16/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I've recently taken to getting a relaxation massage on Thursday afternoons. VERY light pressure. It really has helped me relax and made my body much better after a week of Pilates and running on the treadmill, etc. However, at the end of the massage my hands are swollen and stiff and painful. Only for a few minutes, but it's just something that interests me. What would cause that, I wonder? (Going to bed at night does the same thing, cuz they're like that every morning too.)
I have Fibromyalgia, and nothing else!
I take Lyrica 225 mg/day and Tramadol (150mg time-released) and amytriptilene 7.5mg

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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi K9...I have a friend on Lyrica that gets swelling in her hands ...don't know if that is what's going on with you but it might be a possibilty as that is one of the side effects from this drug.



fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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   Posted 5/17/2009 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Swollen hands was my first real tangible symptom, for me. At first my left middle finger "triggered," or locked, staying stiff, then another couple fingers, and then my left hand swelled up so none of the fingers could bend. Sometimes it goes away during the workday, sometimes not. That started before I got on meds. Now that I take meds (gabapentin and cyclobenzaprine) the stiffness has eased somewhat, but I still did away with childproof caps, and sometimes suddenly drop things because of the swelling on the nerves. I had to stop wearing my beautiful rings, or my fingers fall asleep frequently.

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   Posted 5/17/2009 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
about 16 years ago I had some swelling in my hands, feet, fingures, it was everywhere. Of course everything hurt expect my back which was totally weird. I had some tests done and the dr. at the time said it was Rheumatiod Arthritis and that is might go away and might not. Well, I prayed that it would go away. I had a baby to raise. Well it did and now I have this Fibromyalgia thing to deal with. I am not so totally sure back then it was RA, but Fibro.... that went away and is not back to catch me off guard. Gurrr
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