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bursting veins in the hands

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by rosie26, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

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    Does anyone get the bursting veins in the hands ? It stings like a bee sting when it happens.

    It happened a lot in my severe years. I only get it every now and then now.

    I can't really remember getting these when I was well. I found it worrying when I was getting them a lot.

    I think I mentioned it to the doctor, but I can't remember the answer, I vaguely think he said that it might be something to do with the immune system. I just can't remember if it was him I told or not.

    I would be interested to know if others have had this symptom with their ME.
     
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    I started getting this when I started treatment for Bartonella. KDM told me that it's because Bartonella infects the lining of the blood vessels, the endothenial cells. Could you have Bartonella?
     
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    rosie26 Senior Member

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    The frustrating thing for me snowathelete is that I really don't know what they tested me for in the early years. I had so many tests done. And an ME specialist also did tests, "to rule out other things" she said. But I have written Bartonella down and I will check with my GP about it when I go back next time. Thanks for that x
     
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    They usually test for 3 strains of Bartonella--only--and tests are showing that ME patients are likely to have other strains. So a standard test for Bartonella might not catch it. You might do better having a vet test you as they test for more strains!

    Best,
    Sushi
     
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    Thanks Sushi, that is interesting, and really good info. x you have tickled me about getting tested by a vet. x ha ha . I love it. :)
     
  6. rosie26

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    Anyone else get the veins bursting in the hands ?

    It happened a lot in the first 3 years after onset. I wonder what is different with me. It does not seem like many others experienced this.
     
  7. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Community Support Volunteer

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    @rosie26 When you say bursting veins in the hands, do you mean they literally burst open and bleed, or they feel like they are bursting with pain? I just wanted to make sure I was understanding correctly. What does your current doctor think?

    I have not had this but had unexplained bruising on my calves for a very long time and no one could explain beyond that it was connected to EBV and my immune system. I began taking freeze dried Acai berry (pills) per my ND and own research and the bruises are completely gone now. But I have no idea if this would relate to your issue and would want you to check with your doctor.
     
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    They seemed to break under the skin and it would sting for a while and then there would be a bluish tender blotch there for a while. I don't really get them now. Only out of the blue and few and far between. It just happened a lot in the early years. It was just another thing that concerned me. I haven't heard off many others getting it, so I just wonder about it. Thanks Ginger.
     
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  9. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Community Support Volunteer

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    @rosie26 I misunderstood and thought you were having that issue now! Glad it resolved itself and I guess it is another one of those mystery symptoms that we will never know the answer to...
     
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