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I Have Carpal Tunnel

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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...
    Peggysue43 Peggysue43 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2008

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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...
    dillgraphix dillgraphix 26-30 Aug 3, 2011

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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...
    Canadian45 Canadian45 22-25 Nov 14, 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...
    AquariusBlueOceanic AquariusBlueOceanic 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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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...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 7

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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...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Nov 8, 2013

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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...
    nicolegallagher19 nicolegallagher19 18-21 2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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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...
    youngnactive youngnactive 22-25, M Aug 12, 2013

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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...
    feministbarbie feministbarbie 46-50 3 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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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...
    SierraStJames SierraStJames 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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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...
    GuitarGirl19 GuitarGirl19 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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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...
    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...
    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...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31 Mar 27, 2008

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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...
    armyproudgirlfriend24 armyproudgirlfriend24 22-25, F Aug 28, 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...
    Ann1935 Ann1935 70+ Aug 5, 2012

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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...
    khlosgrama khlosgrama 46-50, F Jun 11, 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...
    waterstories waterstories 21-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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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...
    joublaens joublaens 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2009

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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...
    jknd2 jknd2 46-50 Jan 2, 2013

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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...
    sm22rign sm22rign 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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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...
    bhskk1612 bhskk1612 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    They only see what I want them to see. No one can look me in the eyes and see me for who I am. I'm a lost soul who lost a life to live. Now I wait to see where the tunnel to my...
    justhatgurl justhatgurl 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Gooooood morning everyone! I feel so much happier this morning, it's only 8:41am so let's hope I stay happy hehe. Keep your chins up everyone, there is always light at the end of...
    Catmando05 Catmando05 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    No hate. I really want to get pregnant and be a mother. I feel like even though I am young, I am ready for the responsibility of being a parent. I have wanted a baby for a long...
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    I haven't been diagnosed with Hemi but I'm pretty sure I have it. I'm a 17 year old girl and I do pay attention to my body a lot. About a year a go I really started to notice how...
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    I'm 21 years old, currently away at college. The only family I have is my mother, and we've been literally poor for about a year now. The thing is, we sold one house 7 years ago...
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    So I had scolisis surgery, rod placement and then removal due to osteomyelitis. The rods were taken out and I still have a slight curve of 19º, a rib hump, leg discrepancy, etc...
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    Always bulling me for no reason . Making fun of me for just saying hi . Always being famous even if u r mean. Making me weak . Telling me words that hurt me . That's enough I have...
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    We spoke the other day. Well, you talked while I cried and listened and was at a loss for words. Well, the words are here now. And even though I know the chances of you seeing this...
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