I know this is a side effect from all the meds, but wondering if anyone had specific information on what is causing this. My electrolytes are fine, just checked a few days ago. I take calcium for the thyroid.
I find my hands clenched into a very tight fist that lasts until I notice it. By the end of the day my shoulders hurt from the tension up my arm. Doctor on vacation for another week. Any knowledge would be appreciated. Using hands doesn't matter as this happens at rest. Thanks, my friends.
Hello my friend. I have the very same problem and Shelby has to remind me to relayx and open my hands. Try and stretch ... open and flatten your hands roll your shoulders Like this see... I'm showing you ;) Also hot baths are good. I often balk at themat first but they do help. On the medication side... sometimes I take an ativan to help me relax or a kolinipin 1 mg which seems to last a bit longer.
It also happened to me at rest... very much! My arms will be curled up with hands balled in a fist and rolled in. I don't know why.
I was hospitalized at one point because I completely froze like that and had no use of my upper body. My legs froze up and my feet were useless I couldn't walk and was I. A wheelchair until I got put of. 60 mg of awful Pred.
Maybe try to sleep with one of those wwrist braces on that have the metal on the underside that forces wrist and hand to stay flat. Your fingers can kinda curl in but I sleep in those often.
You con also buy athletic type to tape your wrists so they don't bend. I use it at work for support. Its called k t tape. They sell it at Wal-Mart in the sports section by the golf and tennis gear. It comes in fun colors too.
I've thought of you often and hope your holidays have been a blessing to you. I'm sending you a hug.
Jenny o a little turkey :)
26 Dec 2012
Sumilarly, I previously found myself clenching my jaw/grinding my teeth when I was taking Buproprion and now that I've discontinued it, this mannerism has not reoccurred. May not be in any side effects list, but it sure was true for me.
I have done the-fist-clenching-thing as well. Haven't talked to my Doc about it but my message therapist advised me she sees this in many clients dealing with stress. Her hand massages are wonderful and seem to really help. I actually keep my nails shorter because of this habit.
I know that's not particularly diagnostic, ha ha, but maybe it helps to know you're not alone with this mannerism.
Wishing you all good things in the New Year my dear. 4N Substances
27 Dec 2012
Wow, Karen. As I was scrolling with my right hand I was doing that same exact thing with my left til my long nails hurt my palm! That is weird isn't it? I get cramps in my hands all the time. Right now I can't keep anything down much, so not taking my magnesium & Vitamins, & that's a big difference, but that is cramps not clenching. I really don't have a clue what could be causing it, just know you are not alone. Sorry to hear you are not feeling too well. Hang in there girl, we need you around here, & so does that family of yours. Your not going anywhere just yet. If I have to put up with this ole world so do you so there! Your friend... Mary
27 Dec 2012
I know you are on Calcium but have you got your levels checked. I had a thyroidectomy when I had cancer of the thyroid and when I came out of surgery I was very low on Calcium. When they would take my blood presure my hand would clench like you mentionned. Maybe you are low after all on the calcium. It hurts eh?