Post # 1
For the last few days, I have been experiencing annoying hand and wrist pain…nothing serious, they just are achy sometimes, and sometimes it radiates up my arms into my upper back. It’s not even bothersome enough that I want a tylenol for it, but I am just wondering if this is a bizzare pregnancy thing or something else.
Anyone else experienced this? I’m 18 weeks along.
Post # 3
@tnbellebee: My aunt got carpel tunnel? (Don’t know if thats how you spell it) It could be that possibly. It went away after she had the baby.
Post # 4
I have had it about every day for the past 2-3 weeks. It is much worse at night. At first, I thought I had just overdone it painting in our new place, but it hasn’t stopped.
I’m thinking it’s pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel. From what I’ve read, it happens in the 2nd half of pregnancy when you start retaining more fluid.
My numbness and tingling actually wakes me up at night… multiple times 🙁
I’m now 20 weeks.
Post # 5
@Mrs.GtoBe: I’m thinking that is what mine has to be. I go back to the Dr. in 2 weeks so I’ll ask then…mine is much worse at night as well. The first night that it happened I was very concerned that I was getting sick or something and having body aches, but luckily it was just annoying and not illness.
Post # 6
@tnbellebee: Same here… my appointment is 1/13 I think. I’ll definitely be bringing it up then. I know they can’t do much for it, but maybe the doc can suggest ways to make it a little better. I’d love to get a full night’s sleep instead of waking up to shake my hands out or roll my neck to get it to stop 🙁
Post # 7
@Mrs.GtoBe- You are correct in your statement about pregnancy induced-carpal tunnel. I was having the same issue with pain in my hands/wrists at night about a month ago and my doctor had confirmed that it is a result of water retentions from my pregnancy. I’m about 37 weeks and it has gotten a lot worst. What really helps me to sleep is to wear wrist braces for carpal tunnel at night time.
I started having problems during the day so now I wear them daily. My hope is that this will go away once I have my baby.
I haven’t seen a massage therapist but I have heard from friends that the massage therapist can help with one dealing with carpal tunnel.
Hang in there ladies and good luck with your pregnancy!
Post # 8
I experienced the hand/wrist pain that radiated up my arm right around week 20. I bought a carpal tunnel wrist brace at the drug store and started wearing it at night. I also really started paying attention to how much water I was drinking during the day since the doctor said hydration helps reduce swelling.
After wearing the brace and hydrating really well for a week the pain went away. I’m 32 weeks now and I only occasionally get slight pain for 30 minutes or so at a time. I’m guessing it will come back for me at some point later in pregnancy.
I just wanted to let you know you might not have pain from here on out. Like so many other pregnancy side effects this one can come and go too. I hope you ladies get relief soon.