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Do you get buzz sensations in your fingertips?

Addiction or relief? Anyone else get a minor sensation in their fingertips that make you have to press on them to relieve it?

I’m finally trying to work out what this is!! For decades I’ve presumed it’s a habitual thing, similar to biting nails or cracking joints but now thinking it could be PSA related. I can’t work out of the sensation makes me want to press on finger tips to relieve or if the sensation comes from me doing it ?? Like nail biting, I usually only realise I’m doing it halfway through. The sensation feels like a ‘buzz’, like when your feet are tired. It’s not a pain but if I try not to to the pressing then it’s really annoying and gets worse. To relieve it I press down on the finger tip, use a file or object to ‘clean’ the cuticles, use my teeth to press down…. very strange behaviour indeed! So if I get a reply saying “I know what you mean” I will feel better in knowing it might be a PsA thing. If not? Then I suppose I have to put it down to a psychological thing….


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  • Rebecca moderator
    12 months ago

    Ah! definitely check that out! I just developed it myself (my mom has it). And it was SO WEIRD. Like, I literally watched my finger lose color and turn white. And the tingling pain is so weird! I find it very hard to describe! It seems to come and go, but it first happened after I picked up a very cold iced drink!

  • mandyfish author
    12 months ago

    Oh wow Rebecca, that could explain it maybe! I’ve never noticed colour changes but so much of it makes sense! I’m going to ask my rheumy next time I see her.
    Thanks for replying with a great answer xxx

  • Rebecca moderator
    12 months ago

    I haven’t personally – but have you ever been diagnosed with Raynaud’s? Is it anything like how that appears?

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