This is just getting bad. My hands are killing me. Definitely itching associated with the pain, but oh my god the pain's intense. I'm pretty confident the pain isn't muscular. I think it's isolated in my tendons and joints. Could I have done this by self-testing a week ago? I'm getting twitching fingers now, too, but this is unsurprising to me. I'm not sure why that part hardly concerns me. It feels too sharp to be muscular. My wrists/base of thumbs/thumbs/index tendon seem to be the worst. I can't decide if this is anxiety or I should see a doctor about it. The pain actually goes away periodically. When it's there it's bad. Bad. I think the tendons are also popping? When I was self-testing I was kinda going all-out and I'm not exactly a weak individual. Did I do this? Is this something that can happen with anxiety? It is stressing me out (noticing an increase in twitching; rigidity). I was doing really well about maintaining low anxiety until this caught me off-guard. It also presented in both hands simultaneously; leading me away from thinking it's something dangerous. It just hurts so much. When I lift my index finger it's almost like I feel the tendon drag across my hand. The pain is sharp or shooting. The 'twitches' feel less like 'twitches' and more like electricity. It is VERY similar to the pain I've had from going from extreme cold to warmth quickly. Like subzero to running my hands under hot-water. Even the itching is similar. This is another reason I think it's tendon/joint related.
Before I'm dx'd with 'oh it's just anxiety' I am only concerned about this issue because it's preventing me from relaxing, not because I fear arthritis or whatever (I don't, my fears are strictly those that are terminal).
Totally, probably, unrelated, I apparently have some gum disease goin' on. Great day. Really (not really). Further stressing me out. That, I'm outright refusing to see a dentist for (I already have too many health expenses and I dealt with it years back with no long-lasting adverse affect) so if anyone has any at-home remedies or advice I'd appreciate it if you'd throw that in as well (I will not use google for literally anything pertaining to my health anymore. Thus why I don't just look these things up).