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Arms, elbows, hands - new symptom :-(

Hello all,

My latest ‘add on’ to symptoms relate to my hands, arms and elbow joint. I get excrutiating pain in them, and my elbow often locks to the point where I have to stop what I am doing and slowly manipulate it back to the position i want it in.

Does anyone else have this symptom?

B

I get a lot of pain in my hands and my wrists and elbows also don’t do what I want them to at times, feel like such a fool getting my daughter to finish making tea, then cutting all mine up for me to clumsily stab at. Luckily this hasn’t yet occurred in polite company where it’d be frowned upon. Life’s never boring!

Hope you feel better soon.

I get sharp stabbing pains in my forearms at times, luckily it’s not too often but consequently it does make me wonder if someone has a blinkin’ voodoo doll of me! I nearly dropped a whole glass of orange juice down myself in the pub a few weeks ago :slight_smile: Sonia x

Hi, I do sometimes get an extremely painful wrist. I mean so painful that I can’t even use my fingers and have to make a sling out of a scarf. It lasts about 24 hours and then disappears altogether.

Are you on any med’s?

Pat x

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I get sharp stabbing pains in my forearms at times, luckily it’s not too often but consequently it does make me wonder if someone has a blinkin’ voodoo doll of me! I nearly dropped a whole glass of orange juice down myself in the pub a few weeks ago :slight_smile: Sonia x

[/quote] Yaaaaay I’m not the only one!!! Those voodoo bites are crazy :wink:

My right arm gets painful during the night when I’m (supposed to be) asleep, and it gets sort of paralysed and feels weird. It’s OK during the day apart frm a bit of clumsiness. This is quite new - during the last month. Whereas my legs are crap day and night equally.

Chris

I have only just been diagnosed with ms 12weeks ago. I have primary aggressive ms and it has taken hold of me really quickly. My upper arms, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers are in severe pain 24/7. They’ve put me on pregablin at 600mg a day. My knees, ankles, feet and toes are the same and I be gone from walking normal to walking with sticks and its getting worse daily.

Hi Bee,

I also get like the others pains in my hands and elbows and knees that don’t seem to tie to anything like using my crutches or being out.

I was beginning to think it was the weather up here that is maybe causing it, but I was hoping it wasn’t a new symptom, but it is hanging around rather a long time, particular my arm and knees… Oh also my lower back??? This is a new pain that’s not leaving at all. Just don’t want to go to the GP :’(

your not alone

Polly xxx

Hi Everyone I was diagnosed with MS last week after 3 months of symptoms and hospital stays. I have to admit the pain in my elbows is the worst and like you say having to get the family to lift things that usually would never have been a problem is frustrating but heart breaking aswell x

Hi Jacq. Welcome to the group. Living with ms seems like it’s going to be impossible at first but take each day as it comes. I know that sounds ridiculous but each day has challenges both physical and mental. You do learn coping strategies, but symptoms like pain can be eased. There are medications your neurologist or GP can prescribe. Speak to your doctors, they might be able to make life more comfortable. Take care. Cath