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This is minor...but the last several days my hands feel so swollen and tight like they are being blown up like a balloon and about ready to burst. The thing is.... to look at them, they are not swollen one little bit?!?! MS related?????

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I'd say yes, probably related to ms. Nothing at all surprises me about this disease. Nothing at all.
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Half of my left hand feels like that. (the pinkie and ring finger mostly, but a little bit of my middle finger feels like that too.)

Feels bigger and heavier, but if I look at the hand, or touch it with my other hand, it looks and feels normal.

Sometimes I think the MS takes me to BizzaroLand. Because things feel so bizzare!

and now, after I posted in another thread earlier that my hand had quit hurting earlier this month when I was taking a steroid taper, it's starting up again with the crushing feeling again a little bit ago. Argh! And I was so hoping to be able to fall asleep tonight. *grumble*
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I do this now and again, and cant always figure out why. Sometimes its walking, and the blood flow rushes to my hands. sometimes I wake like that. I find soaking them helps, and so does exercising them to help the stuff fluids move along. Massage the wrists and the arms to promote drainage.

I hate this stupid disease.
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Yes, probably. My entire right hand has felt like that for two years now. Funny thing is, though, I can feel pain there. If you stuck my hand with a pin I'd definitely feel it. But the only way I can describe the sensation is "numb". Feels very, very tight like it's swollen.....but it's not. Sometimes it's worse than others.
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Weird. Have you been checked for that condition that swells hands? I forgot what it's called...is it Sjorgren's? Sheesh, my brain's swiss cheese lately.
Hope you can find something to decrease that feeling...that stinks
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