Tips of fingers feeling hot/warm??

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Denda
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   Posted 2/12/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there everyone..
 
Just when I think my symptoms are waning (sp?) off, something new pops up... Has anyone had this one...  Tips of your fingers getting warm or hot on the inside, (outside of finger tips feels cold)?  I may not be explaining it right, but it feels as though just the tips of my fingers on my left hand get really warm and then it will go away....  Woke up a week ago with a shooting pain (yes, like electricity shocks) down my back and arms when I look down, but thought I could have slept wrong, thinking that may have something to do with this.  Then thought about the Lhermette's thingy, but I would imagine Lhermettes would not just happen out of no where...  So, I'm not convinced on it being Lhemettes (sp?).  But I am convinced on the goofy hot finger tips and on the left side when my right side is my problem side... Goodness sakes!
 
I know this sounds horrible, but I just wish this stuff would last for more than just a couple minutes off and on so I could go to the dr and say OK - it's lasted for 24 hours, does this count as a true symptom?  It started this weekend off and on.  Everything has been off and on for a couple days, nothing stays on for more than a couple minutes but the off/on status will last for days... Does that count as a true symptom?  UGH...  Sorry... fatigue, burning finger tips, brain fogginess... needed to vent...  Hoping that uppity will come back and say.... it's something else...  :o) 
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rhondab
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   Posted 2/12/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Denda

Well it may be an MS symptom or maybe not...don't really know. (as if that wasn't clear u!) For years...don't know how many...i've had hot or cold finger tips and at times they're like u describe or other times just cold or hot...inside and out being the same. I just figured it was something that 'happens' and that's that. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. That's one of those things that if it isn't hurting u don't REALLY notice it. However, in the scope of ms and u'r need to recognize all possible symptoms, i'm glad u'r taking notice and i hope u'r writing all this down in u'r journal. Prob should be at least something u bring up at u'r next appt, if not a call to the doc. Boy do i know what u mean about the duration of symptoms!! Sometimes things...very weird things or very troubling things....pop up out of no where. What do u do with it? Do u call or even give credence to something that's intermittent? I don't know either, but, again, journal, journal, journal. Many things that come up with me are transient or come and go and never really form a lasting pattern so as to be sure they're 'real' symptoms. I"m looking forward to the responses u get to this...will answer things for me as well. Thanks for posting this! Don't worry about the brain fog or need to vent...been there, done that and u can too! After all...we're all a little foggy here...so we're good at seeing thru it and understanding! Take care!
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uppitycats
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   Posted 2/12/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Denda said...
Hi there everyone..
 
Just when I think my symptoms are waning (sp?) off, something new pops up... Has anyone had this one...  Tips of your fingers getting warm or hot on the inside, (outside of finger tips feels cold)?  I may not be explaining it right, but it feels as though just the tips of my fingers on my left hand get really warm and then it will go away....  Woke up a week ago with a shooting pain (yes, like electricity shocks) down my back and arms when I look down, but thought I could have slept wrong, thinking that may have something to do with this.  Then thought about the Lhermette's thingy, but I would imagine Lhermettes would not just happen out of no where...  So, I'm not convinced on it being Lhemettes (sp?).  But I am convinced on the goofy hot finger tips and on the left side when my right side is my problem side... Goodness sakes!
 
I know this sounds horrible, but I just wish this stuff would last for more than just a couple minutes off and on so I could go to the dr and say OK - it's lasted for 24 hours, does this count as a true symptom?  It started this weekend off and on.  Everything has been off and on for a couple days, nothing stays on for more than a couple minutes but the off/on status will last for days... Does that count as a true symptom?  UGH...  Sorry... fatigue, burning finger tips, brain fogginess... needed to vent...  Hoping that uppity will come back and say.... it's something else...  :o) 

Yes, L'hermittes can and does "just happen out of nowhere"...and moving your neck is a very common trigger for it to happen. So the shock down your back may have been that.
 
The "hives" (which I talk about in another thread and which I really don't think are true "hives", but another of those weird sensory things that happen with MS)  L'hermittes, and other sensory things, like misperceptions of hot and cold, can come and go.  They are not a "symptom" --
 
the "symptom" is "strange sensory things"...and they're a representation of that symptom. So when you talk with your doctor, you say, "I've been having these strange sensations, like feeling like my fingers get hot"....and he'll say, "yep...sensory stuff happens with MS. Weird, isn't it?"
 
and unless it becomes really debilitating (and generally sensory things are more annoying than disabling) there isn't a lot that can be done for them.
 
Strange sensory things happen all the time. Like, I cannot sense hot or cold on most of my lower torso, so have to be particularly careful when getting into a hot shower, or cooking (burned my leg once, leaning on an oven while cooking on the burners, forgetting the oven was ON...ouch.)  I get very hot feet when the rest of me is cold, and the reverse.  I get a strange buzzing sensation down an arm (not L'hermittes). And so on.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Denda
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   Posted 2/12/2007 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rhonda.

Since I'm on the pc most of the day. I'll be typing along and BAM out of nowhere it's like I just stuck a couple fingers in boiling water, well no, not boiling water, more like touched an electric fence. That is more like it... Now that I think about it and it's starting to happen right now with a little tingling going down the neck. I bet I have a pinched nerve. Who knows... If I stop typing for a while (stop touching things), it will go away.

This is so aggravating. I've never had this that I can remember, but maybe I have and just shrugged it off and like you said now I'm noticing it more that I'm trying to be more aware of what's going on. Oh yes, it's going into my symptom spreadsheet under other possibilities. I feel like such a hypochondriac lately. I know my hubby thinks I am... I don't tell him any of this stuff, never did and won't start now. Thanks for listening.
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Denda
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   Posted 2/12/2007 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Uppity. I'll remember to distinguish the differences between the sensory issues and symptoms when talking with my doctor next time. That may help with communication issues that I sometimes have when I have to call the office back the next day and say... 'Umm.. OK, now what did we decide was causing what and how are we taking care of that?'

This 'stuff' is so weird and new. I'm still so blown away that last year this time I wasn't experiencing anything of this nature, except for a little fatigue, a few tremors and numbness here and there and now all of a sudden all of this 'stuff' is happening. I'm so glad that I found this forum to bounce things off of. Thanks again.
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uppitycats
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   Posted 2/12/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
If you notice the buzzing sensation when you're performing some specific activity -- like you said typing on the computer...it may be a pinched or compressed nerve, and not MS.

Unfortunately, just because some has MS, it doesn't rule out other things, some common, some uncommon.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


BGD2Me
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   Posted 2/13/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Denda,

Just another thought about the shocks in your back. When you noticed the shocks was it near your period? I notice more things going on near my period.

Have a great day!

Lysha
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Denda
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   Posted 2/13/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
nopers, I had a hysto 2 years ago. I'm a free woman! Thanks anyways!
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BGD2Me
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   Posted 2/13/2007 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry! I was giving it a shot!

Lysha
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uppitycats
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   Posted 2/13/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Just thought I'd mention one of the sensory impairments that drives me a bit batty -- when I touch something it feels wet. I don't know how many times I've examined the surface, thinking something was spilled there, to find it dry. I knew it had to be a sensory weirdness when it started happening when I'd pet one of my cats. Cats don't LIKE wet, and they'd never BE wet! :) Anyway...even though I know to expect it, it still catches me off guard, sometimes.
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KAS1
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   Posted 2/17/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Upptiycats,
 
I get the same "wet" sensory thing that you've mentioned.  Not so much wiht my fingers though.  I get it in random places in my legs and arms....so i'll brush up against something and think it's wet...then when I feel it with my fingers I realise it isn't.  Atleast this is one symptom that isn't painful or particularly annoying....it's just weird!

kkw6
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   Posted 4/3/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I Have had these same symptoms, with my finger tips feeling really hot. I had a stroke a year and a half ago. I remember after I had the stroke my finger tips and other parts of my body would get really hot for only a few seconds. I have told my Dr. but he doesn't seem conserned about it. I haven't had it happen for a while and now it seems to come back. It is happening right now as I am typing. I wish I knew what was causing it.

KAS1
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   Posted 4/5/2008 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi kkw6,

I don't know any of your history (haven't been on here for a while), so I apologise if I'm completely off track!!!!

When you get these finger sensations, is it in both hands???? Because my understanding of stroke symptoms is that they are always one sided.....I guess this might be why you're looking on other forums???

I hope you get to the bottom of it..... the symptoms which don't hurt or effect you severely, can still really muck with your mind!!! (Well they do with mine anyway)!
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kkw6
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   Posted 4/6/2008 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KAS1,

Yes it is on one side. I haven't had it for a few days now, but I remember telling my Dr. about them, he told me to keep a log of when it happened, but never gave me an answer for it. I was wondering if I was the only person in this world that this happened too. haha! that's why I was searching the internet to see if I could find out more information about it.

KAS1
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   Posted 4/7/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with the search.....not knowing really sucks!
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Neuro says he'd "bet on me having MS"
 
IF YOU CAN'T SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL...
GO DOWN AND LIGHT THE BLOODY THING!!!


stickybeak
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   Posted 10/28/2010 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
for the last couple of days I've been getting this same weird sensation in right index finger tip. A sudden surge of heat just on the tip which fades as quickly as it occurs. I thought i was getting "The finger of God" syndrome.

AVFMkath
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   Posted 12/7/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone, some great info here.
Yes the thing about MS sensory symptoms is that they often start on one side (unilateral) an later become bilateral so it's a normal thing to have things happen on one side. I saw a you-tube video done by a woman (MSer) who was numb on one side of her ***oris ! Electric shocks are very common ( it's like the nerve impulse shorting out).

However, I echo the former responders point that just because you have MS doesn't mean you don't have anything else.

Love your description of being a free woman - me too ! cool

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gulechka
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   Posted 2/25/2012 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I had hot finger tips on my right hand, when typing, then on a left a bit. This disappeared. Now it's left foot, right under big toe, rarely on right foot.
Who knows, may be using computer causes it, does something to a brain. May be it makes sense to cut down on usage of electronics.

gmrobin
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   Posted 2/26/2012 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My friend get the Hot legs, I think it's related to her MS, you would be best to ask your Neurologist.

gmrobin
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   Posted 2/26/2012 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm looking for ideas on what can be used put on, etc. a seat so there will be no slipping off the seat. This not the Shower, this is just a seat.

gmrobin
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   Posted 2/26/2012 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, are there any MS people out there that are on Steriod on a regular basis?
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