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Loss of gripping in hands

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    Mary Weaver

    Hello I was diagnosed with low risk MDS 2 years ago. I haven’t had any treatments on the watch and wait.I’ll get second BMB results on thursday feb 24th ( 3 days after my 58th bday). Anyways my queation is has anyone had problems with holding pencils ir picking stuff up off of tables etc. I love to do crafts and am finding it harder to pick up or hold my pens or crochet hooks etc.any advice would be helpful thank yiu

    Kevin Dugan

    I think that must be coming from something else. Get it evaluated.

    Robin Smith

    I have problems with gripping at times and can symptomize with your frustration.. especially if you like working with your hands. You might want to have a neurological evaluation done. I’m much older than you (76) and I’m thinking age alone most likely contributes to my difficulty with gripping and the occasional tremor, but at 58 I wouldn’t think that would be the case with you. Do you also experience tremors? I’ve not run across an association with MDS, but it still could be related to it in some way.

    Mary Roth

    I felt like I’d lost strength in movements like pulling open a zip lock bag and removing items that required twisting between thumb and forefinger. I went to PT and got helpful exercises. But, I agree with others: have your situation checked out!

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