shannon, it isn't that cold...it has been a cold summer compared to what we usually get. july's average temp this year was 55 degrees! that isn't what we are used to, it is usually warmer. we also have gotten about
double our rainfall this summer. it has been gray and damp for months now. global warming you know!
yesterday morning I ended up putting longjohns on under my pjs, a big hoodie with the hood up, thick sweater socks and slipper booties, and my fingerless gloves and I was still cold. it's only getting down into the 40's at night right now, it really isn't that cold. I think it is just because I have been flaring for so long that I am reacting to it so much.
mamanan, I am glad to hear from you. I was thinking it felt different then the carpal tunnel. I don't remember having the numbness in my lower arms, it was mostly hands and fingers before. my left forearm and palm of my hand is numb right now.
bev, I KNOW I am better educated then my rheumy. I was thinking perhaps of looking for a different one, but I have this weird sense of loyalty because he was the first doctor who listened to me and believed me and dx'd me. I probably know more about
fm then any doc up here.
someday I hope there is enough research done that that won't be such an issue for all of us.
and thanks everyone else for responding. I think I will go get some braces, I know how much that did help me way back then. and some B vitamins are supposed to be good for CT. instead of ignooring the symptoms, like I did 8-9 yrs ago, I should recognize the problem and do something about
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