The December 1, 2009 fall all on to the shoulder landing perpindicular to the ground resulted in NO pain in the thumb for several months until I managed to regain use of the left arm. Also, inject Novolog insulin on a sliding scale, along with Levemir Insulin. Have been diabetic since since 1997 yet show no signs in the eyes, or feet. Had pain a while ago and it went up the connective tissue to the large muscle joining the shoulder at the arm. I have had severe Fibromyalgia which began in Feb. 1982. I would like to send a ten page printout of my medical history which I made up and carry to all medical events. It shows the many medications I have reacted to, along with the childhood illnesses, and some past family history, and surgeries. Is there an email address or some other address to which I can forward this medical history.
I have no faith the Gabapentin will have any effect, having used it prior to the insulin injections. Also have four stints in my heart.
This recent occurence of pain seems to follow the fiberous connective tissue up the arm for the first time I have felt the connective tissue separate from the general pain. The pain is now causing loss of ability to move the left arm and hand during the extreme pain episode (sp) . Also, when the thumb nail is cut, the occurances of pain onset increase until the nail grows outward again. The area around the thumb nail at the base feels as if it is a raw sore, yet there is no visiable damage to the area. I have got to get the pain stopped even if I have to have the nerves in the area killed. I can live with the numbness as I am already doing from dental surgery, and a removed cycist from the ball of the right thumb, which cliped a nerve. Only the ball of the that thumb is numb.
I am concerned that it is migrating from the left thumb into the fingers, hand and up to the arm now. I don't know what to do. The VA, (disabled at 60% for Fibromyalgia) just does not have the expertise to work the situation. Someone must know somthing. Surely this has happened to some one else. The only thing I can think of was that while stationed in Taiwan I had manicures while my hair was cut. Could there be some kind of wierd infection. That was years before the thumb problem begain. Okay, I have run off at the keyboard enough. thanks, Don