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PostSun Dec 09, 2018 7:43 pm 
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Brushwork wrote:
Moonspots, Anne,† that sounds similar to what I have, mostly had.†

"Usually comes on in the 50s and 60s"... so it sounds like my best bet is a time machine... 😊

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PostSun Dec 09, 2018 7:50 pm 
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moonspots wrote:
I'll ask about anyone's experiences or opinions in dealing with "trigger finger"

I had it for most of this year and, now that you mention it, I just realized I don't currently have it. I have no clue why it went away nor how I got it.
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PostMon Dec 10, 2018 3:53 pm 
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DIYSteve wrote:
Hmmmm. I heard about this on NPR a few years ago: Nature: The development of allergic inflammation

This is similar to what happened to our youngest son. Within days of birth he developed severe eczema (looked like a severe burn for his first 2 years). Then came the food allergies and asthma. All 3 are fully related and intertwined. It is an autoimmune issue. The body becomes so inflamed that new issues keep cropping up. By the time he was 4 years old the list of foods he reacted to were so long his allergist doctor was afraid he'd end up with almost nothing to eat.

Then out of frustration at 4.5 years old, I knew something HAD to change. Fast. It was when he ate sunflowers and had a bad reaction.

He is 6.5 years now and we have had NO new food allergies since then.

How and what? We worked on his gut. Heal the GI tract. His asthma is minimal now, his skin is nearly clear. He rarely has gut wrenching pains. No more GI issues. But if exposed to crappy, processed foods it triggers him and he is in pain for days. His skin breaks out all over and asthma is right behind.

He eats gluten-free (he is allergic to wheat), and eats nearly all organic food. Minimal sugar. We grow much of his food or know where it came from. It's why we farm.

Some say I wear a tin foil hat tight now, but if it works, it works. Oh yeah? And I quit hauling him to western med doctors except for asthma. He sees an ND once a year and has no more invasive testing. He also has had no vaccinations since he was 1. Vaccinations only worsen the inflammation for him (and yes, this was a western dr - his board certified allergist dr - who said no more).

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PostMon Dec 10, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Sarbar wrote:
This is similar to what happened to our youngest son. Within days of birth he developed severe eczema

What was the first allergy to?  Your breast milk? And if so, did you change your diet?  Just curious.

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PostMon Dec 10, 2018 10:26 pm 
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I have had a silver dollar sized psoriasis spot on my left knee for about 3 years and I read that 30% of those with psoriasis also develop Psoriatic Arthritis later and that there is also a link to that and plantar fascitis and I also had that for a couple of years.

Interestingly the psoriasis spot has completely disappeared likely due to all the menthol rub I have been using. I also read that trauma or infection can cause psoriatic arthritis to flare up. The yellow jacket sting was somewhat traumatic imho. The thing that is a bit confusing is that the stiffness and pain is localized to areas I have injured in the past.

Nights are the worst after everything has stopped moving, I am able to sleep pretty well if I take a muscle relaxer and maybe a bit of ibu. Hopefully it will get better with time, rest, stretching and supplements, if not I will have to pursue further treatment.

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PostTue Dec 11, 2018 7:10 am 
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DIYSteve wrote:
moonspots wrote:
I'll ask about anyone's experiences or opinions in dealing with "trigger finger"

I had it for most of this year and, now that you mention it, I just realized I don't currently have it. I have no clue why it went away nor how I got it.

Well your response, and that from Brushwork gives me some encouragement. And Anne Elk's reference to the various articles in wiki illustrate why I'm not too eager to take on another surgery. Especially since I envision that surgery would curtail my various activities for a while, and particularly climbing.

I did visit with a hand surgeon, and he said the pulley at the base of the finger (in the palm) isn't needed anyway so it's quite ok to cut it. ....so if it's "not needed" why is it there, I asked. He didn't know, just knows how it's all put together, and how it works. Ok, fair enough.

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