Hi i'm not sure if the person who posted the following message will read this since it was such a long time ago but i can't reply to that topic so here goes. I am 20 years old and Female. I'm slightly overweight and I do drink on a regular basis. The scary thing is that I, too, am on adderall . Also i am on levothyroxin as well. So I have always had a slight pain in my middle finger because i had gotten in to a fight a couple years ago and messed up both my middle fingers. I dont think that has anything to do with it but i thought i would mention it. So last night i cracked my middle fingers as usual which made them feel better. It was pretty late at night but i was hungry so i went to taco bell. Came home and ate. As I was eating I noticed that my pinky finger on my left hand was swollen and felt like i had punched something. I didnt think anything of it and thought it was just asleep. I head up to bed at about 2a.m and couldn't sleep because I was really itchy everywhere. This has been happening for a couple nights in a row and i just thought it was my blanket. So i wrote it off as nothing. This morning I had to wake up around 9 cause my dad had someone come over to switch our dish. When I woke up both hands were swollen! But not my pinky on the left side or the index finger on the right. And my knuckles are extremely itchy as well as the tops of my feet. I have red bumps on top of my feet and knuckles and elbows and knees (those don't hurt though). I am not sure what the cause is though and it is extremely scary to wake up to a puffy hand and itching all over. If anyone can please tell me what is wrong or at least how to stop the itching and swelling I'd be very grateful. And thank you to whoever posted this below me. I'm thinking it might be drinking while taking adderall but i've been doing that for years now. I may end up going to the hospital and if I do i'll keep everyone posted cause i see a lot of posts about this.
I am 32 and mine started about 2 years ago. My middle finger looked like it was about to explode and hurt like hell. Went to the doctor and he told me to get X-rays, then test for RA. Due to no insurance test and x-rays were out of the question. Time passed and I had the problem every now and then but didn't do much about it because it would go away. Today I woke up and my thumb knuckle is about 3x the normal size. The doctor gave me Naproxin and antibacterial meds, oh and a shot in my behind. He thinks it might be a spider bite. Really? I think it's the same problem we are all seeking information on.
We need to get some information down to compare. Age, history (if any), occupation, race, ect...attacks, area, what meds they were given.....ect.
32, Female, white
light smoker, light drinker
Food / Bev Industry
history of migraines
meds: adderall (adhd) Naproxin and amox tr-k both for finger
middle finger and thumb worst
right hand purple and itchy with pain and swelling
HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!