(Closed) Anyone have/had carpal tunnel syndrome?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I’ve had carpal tunnel since I was 21. I sleep with braces from Imak, and they help immensely. I also had to teach myself to sleep without having my arm under neath of my body or raising it above my head, as both positions wake me in the night. Oh, and I was told to take 1 advil every night before bed. I’m having a hard time now with being pregnant, because pregnancy aggravates carpal tunnel and I can;t take advil. But otherwise, the braces at night + modified sleeping positions + advil have worked for me for 14 years.

Post # 4
31 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have carpal tunnel. Going on three years now and it’s the worse thing I have gone through. Actually up until last week my doctor didn’t know what was wrong. He and another doctor thought I had ms and or bone density loss. I have gone through so many tests and nerve pain medication.  Three years thinking I have ms is the scariest thing ever and finding out is carpal tunnel is the biggest relief but most painful thing. 

the pain and weakness is getting so bad that I cannot use my arms and hands. The braces don’t work nor pain killers. i have a hard time driving sometimes, brushing my hair, writing and typing in college. Im still looking for relief. I hope you find yours. Good luck!

Post # 6
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I had to have surgery. I was droping things all the time, everything (dinner plates, included felt to oheavy to lift, and I was starting to have symptoms in my other hand- likely due to over-use in trying to compensate. I had to do pt after surgery and that helped amazingly. I just waited too long to have the surgery- should have done it sooner.


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