Anybody get tingling and numbness in only two fingers, and on top of foot?

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   Posted 4/5/2012 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you have experienced this before. I have been having trouble with my left hand and foot. On my left hand the pinky and ring finger, along with just that side of the hand down to the wrist, either feel tingly or numb. On my foot, and this is weird, but just half of the top of my foot, on the side of the pinky toe gets numb.
This is new to me. I'm used to the tingling in the face and all that, but this has been going on for a while now. Sometimes it goes away, and then it comes back. It only affects these two spots, nothing on my right side. Do you think it may be a pinched nerve somewhere, or is it from the fibro?
I have an apointment with the rheumy in 6 days, but I am just wondering if this is normal. Any advice would be appreciated.
Gentle hugs....Fox

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   Posted 4/5/2012 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Fox, I get the 2 fingers going numb/tingling on both hands and the tops of my feet. I have degenerative spine, so I thought it might be from that instead of the fibro.

I could be wrong. ;)

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   Posted 4/6/2012 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
This week my left last two digest if my fingers were at constant tingling half numb. It's not uncommon to have theses episodes. I had a cervical fusion many years ago and always thought it came from it. I just don't know anymore. I have a few auto immune syndromes and some of those symptoms are neurological in nature. I have had nerve conduction test and scans. I never can pin point the problem. I just brush it off because I got tired of spending money and getting nothing.

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   Posted 4/6/2012 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both. I was looking stuff up online (i know, a big no-no), but I came across something called Ulnar Nerve Entrapment. It affects only the last two fingers, but it doesn't say anything about the feet. Sigh.... I guess i'll have to discuss it with the rheumy, and see if in fact it is coming from the fibro, or what it could be from.

I'll let you all know if he gives me any answers.


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   Posted 4/6/2012 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   

I don't know how old you are, but for years my doc has been telling me that my MRI shows pretty normal wear and tear for someone my age (57) and that I just feel everything more because of Fibro. My impression is that Fibro takes whatever weaknesses or problems we already have and magnifies them many times.

Of course, that was before a piece of disc broke off a few months ago and lodged against my sciatic nerve. But anyway....I got the impression that all kinds of pains, tingling and numbness can be caused by even slight pressure on nerves, and that I shouldn't worry about any of them unless they became hard to live with.

My dad had Ulnar nerve entrapment, and had surgery for it. It helped. The body being the weird creature that it is, though, when he had a knee replaced, he woke up with tingling in both hands that never went away. No one could explain that, since they consider the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar areas of the spine to be practically separate entities.

Actually, I just put 2 and 2 together. I had the surgery for that disc (which affected my left side, butt all the way down to my toes.) Guess where I'm having some numbness these days? My right hand and fingers!!??

fibromyalgia, herniated disc L4-5, (with recent discectomy), bulging disc L5-S1, other assorted spinal deterioration, scoliosis, Hashimoto's, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably from Menieres Disease)

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   Posted 4/6/2012 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm 39, so I HOPE that the wear and tear on my body is not too bad yet. LOL!

I'll tell you what though, some days I feel like i'm 90 with all this pain. Especially in the mornings.

I have never been one to "beat up" my body. I stayed away from drugs and alcohol, especially the alcohol because my father is an alcoholic and I didn't want to be like him. I do however have the occasional glass or two of wine.

I was also very active when I was younger, I was on the speed skate team at the skating rink, I also used to hike with a friend of mine, and I would always go out dancing with friends. I LOVE to dance! LOL

Now it seems like I can barely get out of bed in the mornings, and when I try to get up and go to the bathroom, the bottoms of my feet hurt so bad, along with my lower back, and of course everything else.

My mother and sister both have fibro, and I thought maybe I was in the clear, but I guess I was wrong. Both of them, and my brother all have Hypothyroid issues and have to take synthroid every day. I have been tested several times for that and always came up fine, so..... I thought maybe the fibro would skip me too. LOL! Wishful thinking huh?

I have to remember too, that I was in 2 car accidents, where I was hit from behind both times, and had some neck issues years ago.

Sorry for rambling, I get sidetracked sometimes. LOL!

Someday i'm gonna have a nervous breakdown - I've worked for it, I've earned it, and no one is going to deprive me of it!

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