Hand pain and thirst

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   Posted 4/22/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
You said I could ask questions so I'm asking, lol......thanks for all the answers you have given.
I spoke of hand pain in my right hand several days ago, then a couple days ago, my left hand had muscle spasms. 
Well the achy part of it comes and goes in the hands and forearm region, then last night dog-gone I was scrubbing my bathroom sink and my right hand hurt like crazy...eventually it ended up as a dull burn pain between my thumb and pointer finger.
Keep in mind, my right neck muscle has been tight, I have accepted that issue, lol.  Spoke to the doctor told me it's age and it happens.
Also does anyone have an increase in thirst?   I have been checked for diabates already that's not it. 
thanks and pray everyone has a blessed day.......

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   Posted 4/22/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Neck pain caused by age?  I've had neck pain for years.  Between age and fibro, some of these doctors have all the bases covered!  shocked
Become an avid label reader.  See what you have had to eat and how much sodium is in it.  It was a real eye-opener for me!  I drink a lot of water though so I rarely get really thirsty.
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   Posted 4/22/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to share a bit of my hand problems w/ you. I am right-handed, used it for all my heavy tasks and anything needing force and pressure. I got to the point I couldn't open a door in my house w/o horrible pain in my hand/wrist. In that fleshy area between my thumb and pointer. I went to the dr re that and a few other things. The dr told me it is called 'DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis',  and it's also called 'Washer Woman's Wrist'. 'What?' Her response was women would get that from washing baby diapers. Kind of dismissive! Now I mention this because, this hit me several yrs ago and all my children are adults. Nope, not a diaper in view. She suggested I get a hand brace and that would help it. I tired that, but I wasn't able to wear it 24/7 and get anything done. Oh boy. FYI, that dr had to go.   shakehead   I massage my hand every day, use Sport Cream on it in the evening, ice it, stretch it out and rest it as necessary. I also have Tendonitis thru out my body. Hurts like crazy, but I use the same routine on the rest of my body, plus hot showers and my beloved heating pad.
Re the thirst, I drink a lot of water and I ck my sugar. Toooo much diabetes in my family, so I watch. I was wondering if it is more than thirst, but dry mouth. Perhaps Sjogren's. Just something to consider. Hope not!!
Hope you get some relief!
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 4/22/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I have found gum chewing is helpful.
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   Posted 4/22/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have increased thirst & dry mouth, always assumed it was the antidepressant. If I don't drink enough during the day, I have to make up for it at night. So I wake up to go to the bathroom a few hours later and half the time I can't make myself get up, so I'm not sleeping deeply the rest of the night. Dumb! Haven't found the right balance.

I get that pain between the thumb and forefinger sometimes too Alice, but luckily for me, it comes and goes.

Sherrine, my neck muscle on the left is so tight that if anyone puts ANY pressure on it, I fold. Then it's bad all day and night. Has been for 25 years. For whatever reason...it started when I had babies to hold and nurse, so I always attributed it to that.
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