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   Posted 1/4/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi new here, My wife has fibro, We have been dealing with it for a couple of years now. Is finger pain and numbness a part of fibro? The two outside fingers on her hand are numb most of the time. Trying to understand more,Thanks

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   Posted 1/4/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi & Welcome,

So sorry that your wife is having these problems. It is good that she has you there for support.

Finger pain and numbness are symptoms of Fibro. It is not good to go off of any medication without your doctor's instructions. Most medications have to be taken away a little at a time. If she is having thoughts of suicide, please get her to the hospital or her doctor. The stress of Fibro and all of the symtoms can make a person depressed, but if she is not taking her medication then it is worse.

I am so happy she has you there to look after her. Please get her some help immediately. She needs to get back on her medications and maybe take something stronger for depression.

Keep us updated and feel free to come back if you have more questions.


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   Posted 1/4/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
hi jib and welcome,

i am so sorry that your wife is having such a hard time right now. i can imagine that has to be very difficult for you-i'm so glad you found us as there is so much helpful information available and so many wonderful people who are here to help in any way that they can.

the finger pain and numbness can definitely be part of fibro-i get both quite regularly and know how painful it can be. as for the depression/suicidal thoughts-i do not know if this is a side effect of not taking meds (i currently do not take any meds for my fibro and so don't know a lot about them), but i would definitely recommend that she talks to a mental health professional about these feelings! the day in/day out pain and exhaustion that fibro brings can really wear on you mentally and there is definitely a lot to be said for seeking therapy/taking anti depressents when it gets bad! please encourage her to find a good therapist or call a hotline if she is having thoughts of suicide!

i feel for you and your wife and what you're going through-please feel free to ask any questions or voice any other concerns you have. we are here to help if we can!

please take care.

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   Posted 1/5/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Numbness is a big part of fibro.  I was sucicidal at first but only because the symptoms were not being addressed.  It took two docs and two pain specs but now I am on strong pain meds and muscle relaxants for the nights and Im now just severely depressed but not suicidal. The pain makes us depressed and depression makes dealing with pain worse and round it goes.  Think it is lovely to have a husband write into the forum from concern for his wife.    sue2z sad sad
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   Posted 1/5/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   



Fibromyalgia is such a complex syndrome and depression is very common.  When your in constant pain and confusion it's tough on both the patient and the family. 

Its wonderful that you are looking for a place to figure things out.  But I think under these circumstances you really need a health professional.  And she needs to take her meds exactly how her health care provider has suggested.

Please keep us posted on how both of you are doing.

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   Posted 1/5/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi jib-

Yes, you can get depression with fibro- I had it severely when this first hit me to the point I could not function. I am now on Zoloft. I also get numbness easily in my hands and feet. It does not harm her but it can get annoying. If my feet start to go numb, I get off of them for awhile and the feeling will return. If my hands and arms go numb, I rest them also for awhile.

Please get her in to the Dr.- the depression needs to be treated first and then you can go from there. Also let her know she can come on here and just talk or vent or do whatever she needs to do. This is a great support system here at this forum, you cannot find a better group!


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   Posted 1/5/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jib and welcome. I'm sorry your wife is so down. She does need to get on anti-depressants immediately and maybe some therapy.
The forum rules does not allow talk of suicide on here. Since so many kind people have already given you advice I'm not going to edit everyone's post.
Read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, it contains lots of great info you can print out for you wife to read if she won't get on the computer with you.
Being dxd with fibro is not an easy pill to swallow but there are a lot worse things to have. We work daily on this forum to help each other live as normal life as possible with fibro. Having a compassionate doctor that believes in fibro is a big help.
You are a good husband for trying to find help for your wife. We hope to see her on here soon too.
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   Posted 1/5/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Get her some help if you can. I am at a loss with my wife as well. Give me something around the house to fix and I'll get it done. Fibro doesn't work that way and it is frustrating. Stay on here and you'll find alot of good info.
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