Posted 1/30/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)
Off and on for the past week or two, when I wake up and start walking it feels like I'm walking on a bed of coals. It's not constant and it happens usually only in the mornings so I thought hmm I should make a docs appt but I am/was in no hurry because it wasn't seriously that painful, just uncomfortable. So now enters a new problem, I took my morning shower and used hot water. My left hand feels like it's been scalded. I looked at my hand and it is not red but now it's burning intensely. I tried using a cold wash cloth but it made my hand burn worse and that made my fingers go numb. I know that this is probably new damage and it can possibly be a sign of Hyperalgesia. But what I need to know is am I going to do more damage by not going to the doctors right away or is this something that can wait for about 3 days? The reason I ask is because my primary doctor doesn't work on Friday nor the weekend and if I had to be seen by a doctor, I will have to go to urgent care at my local hospital. And even then I am not sure what they can do for me there other then tell me to go see my doc. Wow, just as I'm typing this that burning sensation is starting to fade in my left hand *poof!* just like that. How odddddd! Anyway, what would you do?