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I Have Carpal Tunnel

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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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    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 31-35 Mar 27, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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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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    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 66-70 Aug 5, 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 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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    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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    Yes, another malady. Actually I've had it since age 20 when I injured my elbow pitching. I loved to pitch and was asked to walk on to the UW Madison team back in 1975. I'll...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Apr 7

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    I just woke up from a dream that has to be the weirdest. It started out with me being a mother- I had a 14 year old boy as well. Then my dad came and carved an escape tunnel...
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Deep ocean/ships in the ocean/next to a boat in the ocean/unknown whats underneath/being in large body's of water alone, Any warning or danger signs/especially ones in rivers...
    PaintOverItBlack PaintOverItBlack 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    It takes many weeks and months of holding out in a dark inner tunnel, amidst the egoic gremlins, looking for a way out. One day you wake up, able to name the weight you’ve been...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    This has really been a tough year. I don't have anyone to talk to about this because no one thinks it's important, but to me, it is everything. When I get on facebook I see all my...
    unnoticedwraith unnoticedwraith 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Someone should check my posts and their dramatic change of emotional stand for explanation of borderline pd.I am much better now.And while my emotional self is still cringing at...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I feel like there's no light at the end of the tunnel. I'm not the type to get emotionally attached. I've never been in a relationship.. he was the closest thing to that. I fell...
    justagirl2991 justagirl2991 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    hey, X) been a while,, planning on deleting the account, maybe ditching it idk. i don't really realize what happened a while ago so don't ask. ..... :( ,,, enlightened one...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    And I think I am the runner. It has been a while since we have spoken to each other. I wrote this a while ago. I was trying to convince myself I deserved my twin, but eventually I...
    frootloops123 frootloops123 22-25 7 hrs ago

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    For the past year and a bit now I have recently discovered I have trichotillomania. I've always known what i've been doing and it's something I find incredibly hard to cope with...
    brooke108 brooke108 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Part of my job is traveling now. I've been able to put off for months flying out to the corporate office, but now I have to go. I am scared, I haven't flown in about 5 years and it...
    Thisroad Thisroad 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm worried that I might have too high standards or expectations for who I want to date. I haven't dated anyone yet and I always thought that when I got older I would find someone...
    ellpato ellpato 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Ok so there is this guy, we'll call him adam. adam is super sweet and funny and we get along pretty well. we sit together at school sometimes and we have most of our classes...
    lalibrenner lalibrenner 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't have cancer but i want to read your stories and realize how fragile life is and that each day is important because i have been unmotivated for a long time.
    Mewber Mewber 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I have gigantomastia and I love it so much. I'm a 34j and I have no back pain and I hope they grow way bigger.
    Addictedtocats Addictedtocats 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Who wants to play some vidya? My PSN is: VodafoneSimCard. As of now, I only have GTA V and minecraft but i'm open to buying any game as long as I have someone to play it with
    Bankzy Bankzy 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    When I went to bed last night. My wife turns to me and says - baby can you do me a favor? I said - what? She says- I have something in my ***, can you take it out. Got caught...
    MarriedMann MarriedMann 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    there is a bug going around the NYC area that my week long house guests caught then proceeded to pass on to me and for three days i have had chills and have been unable to eat or...
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