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I Have Carpal Tunnel

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    Upcoming Surgery

    I have surgery scheduled on June 20th on my right hand, & as soon as that heals I will be having surgery on my left hand.. Can anyone who's had this surgery performed tell me how long the healing process is & what the % rate is for the hand to be back to normal use again, or at...
    khlosgrama khlosgrama 46-50, F Jun 11, 2012

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    Pain Free At Last

    I have had Carpal Tunnel since about 1984.  In 1988 I had surgery on both wrists.  I have spent years both before and after the surgery wearing wrist splints at night so that my arms/hands would not go to sleep and keep me awake at night.  I would also from time to...
    Peggysue43 Peggysue43 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2008

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    I graduated from pastry school a couple of

    years ago. I'm finally employed with the company I've dreamed about, and its admittedly doing scut work, but I was so excited. And then my fingertips started going numb. At first it was only when I was driving or reading...then it was a lot more frequently than that. And then my...
    danidoodles danidoodles 22-25, F Aug 30, 2014

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    Carpal Tunnel Makes You Feel Crazy

    It's hard for me to understand how something can hurt AND be numb at the same time.  If I don't understand it, how can make anyone else? I feel really alone, like no one "gets" it. I'm surprised that there aren't chat rooms, etc out there, where sufferers can...
    feministbarbie feministbarbie 46-50 3 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    CTS And OA And Not Even A Quarter Of A Century Old -_-

    I was taught from a child the importance of being and staying active to avoid obesity and its associated diseases but no one warned me about the injuries associated with being physically active! Now I'm young and pretty busted up!!! arthritis and carpal tunnel and i'm not even 25...
    youngnactive youngnactive 22-25, M Aug 12, 2013

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    I Have Carpal Tunnel

    I have Carpal tunnel which on this Tuesday i am getting my right hand operated on! its going to be a 17 minute operation and a 8-12 week recovery period! not really sure how i got Carpal Tunnel but believe i got from years of weight lifting i know and read of famous guitar...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Nov 8, 2013

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    What A Night

    I've had pain in my left arm since I was 10 after I spider fractured my wrist..(btw I nvr left my cast on)....I always brushed it off thinking nothing will happen and its just growing pains....2 days ago while just sitting watching my husband and his uncle put up the portch roof...
    armyproudgirlfriend24 armyproudgirlfriend24 22-25, F Aug 28, 2012

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    It's An Ironic Curse.

    Yes. Ironic indeed. It always seems to hit the ones who truly have a passion for their work or hobby and tend to "over exert" themselves because of that dedication.  I mean, for someone who hates their job or what they do, it would be such a perfect excuse to do...
    waterstories waterstories 21-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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    The Day The Music Died

    Sometime in September 2007 (my sophomore year in high school), I started having problems with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendonitis. I was in the school orchestra, so my hands were always busy somehow. It was my dream to become a Music Therapist. I had been playing the viola and...
    GuitarGirl19 GuitarGirl19 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    I got diagnosed at my health appraisal

    and it seriously sucks considering I work with my hands all day. My left was bad enough for a brace and my right in pain but not bad enough. Their putting me into physical therapy and my doc says its reversible... Is it? I really don't want to try and lift a pan and have my hand...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 22-25, F Mar 7, 2014

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    WOW, the Gratest Solution to Cts & Tts

    You will not want to miss this. I have suffered with CTS and TTS for 7 years. I know, stupid yea? Not any more. I have found the right solution without surgery. I want to share it with you and if you visit daily, you can watch my journey through this treatment. Most want to know...
    ctsdefeated ctsdefeated 46-50, M Jul 24, 2009

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    Aggravating Symptoms!

    Hello, I have had carpal tunnel syndrome for almost 18 years. I have been a secretary for the past 20+ years. I usually have flare-ups 2-3 times per year for a couple of weeks and the pain goes away. This past summer, I started having numbness and tingling with little or no...
    Sassy1968 Sassy1968 41-45 Oct 24, 2012

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    In My Left Wrist

    I knew I'd get arthritis. My mother has it bad & I do so much detail work with my hands (sketch art, writing, typing, sculpture, etc) that they started aching when I was a teen. I also used to do push ups on my fingertips. I was very surprised by the diagnosis for carpal...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31 Mar 27, 2008

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    So Frustrating

    I have it in both wrists, but it's much worse in my right. It's because of work and I know it's only going to get worse but I don't want to have the surgery because I've heard the success rate is quite poor. My job isn't about to change so I don't see the point in complaining...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Recovery From Carpel Tunnel Surgery.

    Broke my wrist and because of the swelling the carpel tunnel had to be opened. I am 3 weeks out of surgery and want to know what to expect during recovery.
    Ann1935 Ann1935 70+ Aug 5, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with mild carpal tunnel 5 years

    ago. I've been able to cope fairly well with braces and pain medicines up until the last few months. I changed departments and I'm now working on a computer 8+ hours a day. I also have degenerative disk disease in my neck with pain that radiates down my arm and I suspect I...
    sewingmojo sewingmojo 41-45, F Oct 16, 2014

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    Useless

    My case of carpal tunnel is in both wrists and has gotten to the point where I can't concentrate anymore because it hurts so bad. Every night I have to ice both of my wrists and wear braces during the day at work and while I'm sleeping. I've tried everything to make my...
    sm22rign sm22rign 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Tried The Alternatives

    I began having trouble in 2002 while remodeling my house. It went from bad to worse then began just happening sparsely. It came back strong in 2008 and the medical doctor I see told me to file a WC claim and have this taken care of by surgery once and for all. I've taken the...
    AquariusBlueOceanic AquariusBlueOceanic 46-50, F Jul 27, 2011

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    Graphic/web Design Is My Life!

    I am a 26 y/o Graphic & Web Designer and I am experiencing extreme pain in my left wrist and numbness in both hands. I also wake up to a partial, yes partial not all left hand and its annoying. I work at a desk all day doing what I love, graphic and web design but have a fearful...
    dillgraphix dillgraphix 26-30 Aug 3, 2011

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    My Carpal Tunnel Story

    Hi i'm 19 yrs old and i have carpal tunnel and dequervain tendonitis in my my left wrist, which is weird because i write with my right hand.  I was diagnosed last year and i have had one cortisone shot, and  i refuse to get another because it hurt like hell and...
    nicolegallagher19 nicolegallagher19 18-21 2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    Must Look Into This If You Have Cts

    My wife suffered for a long time with Carpal tunnel Syndrome. But we were introduced to a new product called ATEEVIA BOTANICA. Its a cream and it works so well. You have to try it. Check out the blog reviews I added here. It will convince you to try it and you will not...
    jknd2 jknd2 46-50 Jan 2, 2013

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    Carpal Tunnel Sucks- Written Years Ago

    I've lost my pride, I've lost my days, I lost my strive, I've lost my ways. I had a job, I got laid off, I'm now a slob, I'm so peed off. Doctors and X rays and WCB, Does it pay, or is it for free? I hurt myself there, the pain is life long. It was not fair, it was extremely...
    Canadian45 Canadian45 22-25 Nov 14, 2012

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    New to Ep ~ Hello to All

    Hello there, I am relatively new to this EP but am finding it really interesting.  I have been a massage therapist for only 2 years now and i have started to suffer from CTS in my right wrist also, i have a splint which i can wear at night and i have tried anti...
    joublaens joublaens 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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    ...and I Work With My Hands...

    I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel as far back as 1997.  my hands hurt almost all the time. i have tried chiropractic care, PT/OT, and even accupuncture.  honestly, the accupuncture works the best.  but now that winter is coming, or the cold season, it is flaring...
    SierraStJames SierraStJames 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    I Don't Know

    i'm a teenager and have been having random sharp pains to my index and middle finger but they are constantly tingaling i have to keep pausing to type this the pain is so strong i feel like i cant take it i don't know if i have it or not but going to see a doctor tomorrow hope for...
    bhskk1612 bhskk1612 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    I have it since I was 21 (I am 24 now),

    and man, I gotta tell you, it hurts, like nothing I could have ever imagined. I had a surgery in my left hand, wich was the worst case, in 2012. It was such a bad experience for me, that I decided not to have the surgery on my right hand. I can get around the pain and numbness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    So what is social phobia? Putting it simply it's the fear of being around people in any 'social situation' be it at work, at the gym, going shopping, going the pub, simple...
    reesewardley reesewardley 41-45, M Feb 10

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    Majority of the world are still trying to find themselves. Everywhere you go you see people who have lived many years before you, struggle as you do. Even people with a decent job...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    Here's a thought about "where have all the stand up, admirable, powerful people who days long ago were the staples of the community. And I have come to see that they have abandoned...
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    I have the best looking eyes in my whole family. they are a semi dark brown with a warming feel to them. most girls i've dates have done so for my eyes . they said that it was...
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    I Have Had Pectus Carinatum since I Was Born AND I was always made fun of my entire life I couldn't take my shirt off at the swimming pool I couldn't do anything at the gym when I...
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    I have had anxiety/panic disorder for about 18 yrs.The last year ,i have been good,but for about a week now,it's been really bad.My hands shake i get dizzy,my stomach is sick.I...
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    "Could you please for the love of God...Shut the Everloving Hell UP,Pollyanna?!?!!!" I have felt like shouting at my mother more times than I can count. She is frankly a moron...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    another night that leaves me here awake, at 2 in the morning... Sitting here with pain going from the top of my head to my back, a nagging headache, and barely being able to move...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have 3 brain tumors, I have hydrocephalus, (water on the brain) I almost died, I've had 7 surgeries in just this week, I haven't seen my family in 3 months(except my mom) and I'm...
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    Something woke me up one morning, I don't know what it was but something didn't feel right. I sat up to turn my lamp on and something at the foot of the bed caught my eye. It was a...
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    The more I learn about human nature, the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know...
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    My boyfriend and I have been fighting for just a week today. We've been together for almost 3 years. At first he wasn't everything I ever wanted. We briefly dated in high school...
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    When I retire or something, I I'd LOVE to have my own cafe. Well, actually I think it would be more of a bookstore, and, in the middle of the store, have a cafe area to chill and...
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    Pouring my heart out: a friend told me "life begins to make sense after you have become a mother"...well I'm trying to reason with myself why it hasn't happened at all...all around...
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    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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