My finger joints have been hurting for going on two months. Went to Dr last month blood work came back normal for arthritis, ra, gout, Lyme thyroid issues. All my medicines venlafaxine, pravastatin, nexium and hyzaar none list this as side effects. Sometimes in the middle of the night it feels like my pinkie is dislocated and stuck in a bent position. Usually pain in just 4 and 5 fingers; sometimes wrist and all fingers. After blood work dr didn't ask for follow up. Returning next month for blood pressure check etc will be mentioning this to my usual dr.
Hi, Catlover (I am too!!),
It seems unlikely that your medications would be causing this. I assume that your bloodwork included a CBC/Chemistries which would reveal the most common causes: dehydration, low calcium, low magnesium, diabetes, etc.? The next step might be cardiovascular tests looking for any vasoconstriction in the affected area.
I'm sorry you've developed this problem on top of everything else you're going throuh and I wish you the very best of luck in finding a solution. WCV
My Rheumatoid arthritis began as one sore joint in my left foot. It took an MRI to diagnose the very beginnings of RA because I'm seronegative for the Rheumatoid factor in my blood work.
I agree that you need a second opinion and from a Rheumatologist instead of a family doctor or other specialist.
Best of luck, fellow Catlover!
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