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   Posted 3/13/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
OK..I was sitting here watching TV and my hand started to fell kind of funny. It started to feel like it was swelling up...but it wasn't. Then it started to feel really hot...but it wasn't hot to the touch. I went and got an ice pack because it felt like it was burning but it started to hurt. So for about an hour my hand felt swollen and hot and it hurt. Now it just feels all tingly, and still alittle swollen but it's not swollen at all. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?
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   Posted 3/13/2010 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannahsmom!

Tingling in the limbs and extremities is fairly common for fibromyalgia but it can also be other things. Obviously none of us are doctors so all we can do is give you our ideas and experience.

But since this happened in one hand and only once I think I'd make a note of it and be sure to tell my doctor on my next visit. There have been many folks on the forum who have described exactly what you had happen so it likely isn't anything to worry about. BUT, if you are concerned then call your doc and at least talk to the nurse and see if they think it's something you should have checked out sooner.

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   Posted 3/14/2010 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
How is your circulation? It could be something like that mostly because it is in the extremities. I agree with chutz, I would mention it to the doctor next time you see them.

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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Many here have mentioned the feeling that something is swollen but it isn't.  I think these sensations can be fibro.
The other morning, I was having breakfast and my left foot started a buzzing sensation.  It felt like my foot was on one of those old hand buzzers you could get in the 50's. I lifted my foot and it was still happening but not as powerful.  It finally stopped. 
These things sound like neurological things to me and the doctors studying fibro and now leaning towards it being a neurological illness.  But, as others have said, be sure to tell your doctor about it.
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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I get the hot swollen feeling in my feet at night after I have sit down for the day but they don't hurt. I get a lot of cramping in the bottom of my feet when I move them in different positions. I did bring it up to my doc once and he said it was neuropathy. I am not diabetic but a lot of diabetics get neuropathy, my sister has it bad in her hands and feet.
I wouldn't ignore it and would tell my doc.
Every once in awhile I will get this warm sensation go through my body that is really weird. It's like when they do a dye contrast for an x-ray and it only last for a few minutes.
The fibro body can sure have some weird feelings.
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