-no neck stiffness;
-no numbness or tingling;
-no wrist pain;
-i do use my computer frequently (I'm a doctoral student), but none of my other associated extremities hurt in any way (no other knuckles, joints, fingers, wrist, nothing);
- i really don't pretend to know what other kind of medical history would be useful or important for this. I recently had bloodwork done because of heart palpitations, fatigue
, and dizziness but everything came back normal (except for a slightly low resting heart-rate); last summer I had some "calcification" of one of my big toes out of nowhere. I woke up one morning and my toe was swollen and I could barely walk. After a few days of elevation, heat, and naproxen (500mg), it went away. It came back a couple of times over the next month or so, but eventually went away completely. I still don't know, to this day, what caused it; when I was an adolescent, I had a painful bump on my left wrist. It was there (intermittently) for literally years. It made writing very painful (I'm a lefty). I had X-rays and MRIs on it and the orthopedists at first thought it was a cyst, but it was difficult to treat because it would come and go. Finally, its appearance happened to coincide with a visit to the office, and he tried to aspirate it, but nothing came out (it was also the most painful experience of my life). He then injected it with cortisone
(also very painful), and that was the last I can remember it ever bothering me. I was young and distracted at the time, but I remember him explaining to my mom that there was "a collection of fluid around the tendons" that had all gathered in that one spot, right on top of my wrist, or something like that. I'm still not sure myself what it was, but since it never reappeared, I never bothered to look into it.
- as for medications, I take birth control pills (LoEstren), a multivitamin and acidophelous pills daily, and Vyvanse (an ADHD
medication) a few times a week. Advil as needed for migraines and before I work out (to prevent migraines), as well as an inhaler
before I work out.
I hope I've been helpful.