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Old 08-03-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default The tip of my index finger went numb this morning

Frustrating as hell, I hardly know when I press the mouse button. Feels like I have a string around the end and blood is coming into it but not going out fast enough.

Should I see a doctor about this?
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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no. stay here and post about it on ATOT.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:40 AM   #3
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Cut your finger off, it's the only solution.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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Cut your finger off, it's the only solution.
At least it wont hurt...
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:42 AM   #5
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That means you have AIDS in your finger. Best cut it off before it spreads.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:43 AM   #6
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Go to the doctor if it persists...
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:43 AM   #7
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You could be like me and cut the tip of your middle finger off with a utility knife. The end of that finger has been numb feeling ever since.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:45 AM   #8
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You went beyond the allowed 2.5 billion mouse clicks per finger per person. Now start using your middle finger.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:53 AM   #9
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You might have the diabetes in your finger
But seriously, get it checked. That's how I found out I was type 1. Had this numbness in my leg
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:54 AM   #10
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Not cutting of my finger, cut a bit of my thumb a few years ago, but it got better. Dont want to go throught that again.

Could be the mouseclicks, stupid finger GUI doesnt have a counter for number of clicks

Guess I will just have to post about it on ATOT for a while
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:56 AM   #11
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Yeah, you better go to the doctor to get checked out for diabetes.

Does it run in your family? Are you overweight/obese? Do you smoke? Do you eat unhealthy? Do you make any other bad lifestyle decisions?

Only a doctor will be able to diagnose--best figure it out now than later when it could be too late.

I told this to rachelmb (ex-girlfriendish) and she never acted on it--it worried me and made me mad.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:05 AM   #12
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Diabetes? damnit

Strange, doesnt run in my family, in fact I dont know anyone who has it. I'm not overweight, work out two to three times a week. Dont eat unhealthy, just average I think. Dont smoke either.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:08 AM   #13
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maybe you will have a heart atk later today?
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:09 AM   #14
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Well, with regards to your post after mine--I would say that you are in the clear. I forgot to ask your age, too.

I'd still go to the doctor if it keeps up the rest of the day.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:20 AM   #15
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:26 AM   #16
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I had a couple fingers go numb, though it was due to carpal tunnel methinks. You know how it is, the whole pain in the wrist, then cold hand, then random fingers numbing. It's enough to make you ambidextrous!
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:54 AM   #17
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You could be like me and cut the tip of your middle finger off with a utility knife. The end of that finger has been numb feeling ever since.
I cut the tip of my left index finger off and it hurt like a b1tch for weeks and for a good year afterward, it hurt if I hit it on anything. I wish it had gone numb.

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Old 08-03-2006, 10:59 AM   #18
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eh, probably a pinched nerve.... take some naproxin sodium...
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:02 AM   #19
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I wouldnt be worried about it, you probably just tweaked something. I cant feel the tip of my big toe and Im still alive!
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:18 AM   #20
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Default The tip of my index finger went numb this morning

I swear I've seen a post about this before. I can't find it though.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:01 PM   #21
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I had a couple fingers go numb, though it was due to carpal tunnel methinks. You know how it is, the whole pain in the wrist, then cold hand, then random fingers numbing. It's enough to make you ambidextrous!
haha, yea. I'm right handed, but lately I use mostly my left hand for the mouse. That'll work find until that wrist gets bad.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:04 PM   #22
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it seems like a joint in your hand is pinching off the nerve. just go get it adjusted and you'll be fine. if it was something in your neck or elbow, you'd lose feeling in your thumb and index finger together (they both belong to the c6 dermatome).

since it's just your index finger, it's more than likely a pinched nerve in your finger or wrist. like i said, just get it adjusted and you'll be right as rain
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:05 PM   #23
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it seems like a joint in your hand is pinching off the nerve. just go get it adjusted and you'll be fine. if it was something in your neck or elbow, you'd lose feeling in your thumb and index finger together (they both belong to the c6 dermatome).

since it's just your index finger, it's more than likely a pinched nerve in your finger or wrist. like i said, just get it adjusted and you'll be right as rain
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could be it becuase it happened when I was shifting gears in my car this morning. How do I get it adjusted though?
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:47 PM   #24
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Mine did that once and took like a few days to be normal.
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:02 PM   #25
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sounds like microemboli from a massive brachial atherosclerotic plaque due to familial hypercholestrolemia... sorry only a few years before you stroke out and die
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