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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Kickin’ Kratom I was proud of myself for turning down the Vicodin the doctor offered me for my injuries: carpal tunnel and torn rotator cuff that had become acutely aggravated...
    mariaweeks mariaweeks 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with Kienbock's last month. I will be seeing my hand/wrist specialist on the 9th of June to find out what stage I am in. My kd pain started when I was about 5 or 6...
    Pumpkin1421 Pumpkin1421 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Law of averages - everyone gets bad days occasionally! Don't give in as there's always light at the end of a tunnel!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 24

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    And I longed for something innocent, and fair, instead of slain. Everybody gave me a rough time, especially him and said all sorts of evil against me, thinking that I was something...
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    you old grump and take some noddy shut-eye...Literally remove the cork and pop it in that mouth-noise jabber tunnel.
    May 25

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    For some reason, this morning I woke up with the spirit of forgiveness. God laid it on my heart to contact those who have hurt me & to just forgive them. He also put it on my heart...
    shesdifferent516 shesdifferent516 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    I can remember the first time I seriously considered killing myself. I was 9 years old. All my life I have suffered Insomnia and Bi-Polar depression but this year I have finally...
    EpicChick22 EpicChick22 18-21, F May 10

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    I was born with RP. I wish it would have just come out of the blue because I have essentially been hiding it for my whole life. It is terrible. The worst part is thinking about...
    fckthissht fckthissht 26-30, M May 11

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    I have been to Disney land Paris . We went by car from dover uk via the channel tunnel . The French roads are lovely its just a pity the same cant be said for French drivers . The...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response May 13

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    I've been in a tunnel under the ground. Didn't have very good service but enough to be on here.
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 6 Responses May 19

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    I think I finally understand the end game of Bipolar Disorder. Or at least I'm close enough to the other side of the tunnel to finally see. Once upon a time, I had completely...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 1 Response May 23

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    Kind of, if you can call it that.I dont listen to music every day or even every week but I find music can have a strong impact on my emotions. It can make me happy and feel like...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    so here lately ive been a complete mess. my words keep getting turned around and replacing r's with w's and adding extra letters to my words. i keep losing my words. sometimes i...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm Bipolar. I was diagnosed when I was 27, but have been bipolar since I was a kid. Ever since I found out, My therapist taught me techniques to keep myself grounded and to tell...
    edizzy666 edizzy666 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    I feel like there is this monster inside me (which in reality I suspect are just a twisted form of primal human urges) that makes me want to destroy everything around me, I want to...
    thefogman thefogman 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    They gray skies correctly illustrates the somber mood I am in. The brief and random thunder describes a sadness within. Light drizzle falls upon me as I take leisurely stroll in...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I went through hell and back to get my degree but I'm still not happy. At my graduation I didn't care to stay I just wanted to leave. Everyone was rejoicing around me and I'm just...
    CrystalKlear17 CrystalKlear17 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    A smaller circle to me means a closer bond to those of you with which I share a particular connection. Some of you fill my heart with great spirit. Some ignite my soul with fiery...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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