JEFF PEARLMAN

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Swollen

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I am, by nature, a hypochondriac. Which means that whenever something is physically off, I think the absolute worst. Headache=brain tumor, stomach pains=stomach cancer, heavy arms=Gehrigs. I’ve blogged about this quite often … nothing new.

That said, for the past month or so I’ve had regular swelling in my fingers and below my eyes (the eyes only when I wake in the morning), and more dry mouth than usual. Had a checkup recently—blood work fine, etc.

So I’m wondering whether anyone has swelled hands, and what they do about it? Can I soak them in something? Is there something to take? Sometimes it freaks me out, sometimes it just irks me, usually I’m able to ignore it.

But I’m tired of bugging my wife with these things—so I’m turning to you, the readers …

Thanks.  🙂