Firstly: I HAVE HAD MEDICAL ADVICE. I went to A&E today, after being told to do so by a pharmacist yesterday if it wasn’t cleared up today, and essentially told to come back around Monday/Tuesday if it wasn’t cleared up (with subtext of sod off we have more important injuries to be dealing with).
However I would still like some info on what dopers think I have (my wikipedia diagnosis is something up with my ulmar nerve but I may be wrong).
My symptoms are:
[li]My left pinky, the tip especially, is numb[/li][li]However it does feel pressure and it can feel pain[/li][li]It’s hard to do some stuff with my left hand like pop pills from blister packets (I understand these are rare in the US but they are the normal form for medicine here - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blister_pack for an example of what one is) and even holding my nose is difficult. I can’t tell if the difficulty is just with the little finger or not. In any case every other finger feels normal.[/li][li]There is no pain nor so far as I can tell limitation of movement, it just all feels really “weird” and that’s what is stopping me doing things with my hand - it just doesn’t “feel right”[/li][li]I haven’t got diabetes or circulation problems. The only place this is happening is my left pinky. And it’s never happened before[/li][li]It’s been going on since yesterday morning. It’s currently 10pm (wtf how did it get that late!?) on this side of the pond[/li][/ul]
Thanks. Does my amateur diagnosis make sense btw?