The tip of my index finger went numb this morning

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  1. Czar

    Czar Lifer

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    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?
     
  2. Pepsi90919

    Pepsi90919 Banned

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    no. stay here and post about it on ATOT.
     
  3. Ika

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    Cut your finger off, it's the only solution.
     
  4. 40Hands

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    At least it wont hurt...
     
  5. Tremulant

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    That means you have AIDS in your finger. Best cut it off before it spreads.
     
  6. Tiamat

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    Go to the doctor if it persists...
     
  7. AbsolutDealage

    AbsolutDealage Platinum Member

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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.
     
  8. lozina

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    You went beyond the allowed 2.5 billion mouse clicks per finger per person. Now start using your middle finger.
     
  9. dabuddha

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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
     
  10. Czar

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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 :)
     
  11. Saint Nick

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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.
     
  12. Czar

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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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    maybe you will have a heart atk later today?
     
  14. Saint Nick

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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.
     
  15. Czar

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    I'm 26 right now
     
  16. LeoDioxide

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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!
     
  17. Bryophyte

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    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.

     
  18. Pepsei

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    eh, probably a pinched nerve.... take some naproxin sodium...
     
  19. RollWave

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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!
     
  20. AMCRambler

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    I swear I've seen a post about this before. I can't find it though.
     
  21. fatpat268

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    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.:confused:
     
  22. eits

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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 :thumbsup:
     
  23. Czar

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    cool :D

    could be it becuase it happened when I was shifting gears in my car this morning. How do I get it adjusted though?
     
  24. Christobevii3

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    Mine did that once and took like a few days to be normal.
     
  25. ShOcKwAvE827

    ShOcKwAvE827 Senior member

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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 :(