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I Have Carpal Tunnel

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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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    There does seem to be an awful lot of tunnel!!!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M a week ago

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    Today SUCKS!!!! it's the first day after 2 weeks I have the house to myself. Everyone's gone back to school and work and life is getting back to normal. Unfortunately my normal...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    my experience was maybe 20 yrs ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday! I just got to my parents house with my 3 young children. I told my mom I needed a cat nap and...
    jojohnson108 jojohnson108 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Screaming voices. None that I can control, only ones in my head. Nothing that I can make out or understand, just loud buzzing and chanting. Bees swarming outside your ear and you...
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    simplysusan01 simplysusan01 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    devinamerman devinamerman 13-15, F Jan 14

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    so basically I know I have hypoglycemia. I don't even need to go to the doctors to know I have it. I've tested my sugar during bad low episodes and it's been between 2.8-3.4. it...
    13rianne 13rianne 18-21, F Jan 15

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    If pay close attention in the music video for Sam Smith's and Naughty Boy's "La La La" song. The little boy gets sacrificed to a satanic figure in the tunnels. It becomes apparent...
    Chpt16 Chpt16 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    What is Addiction? It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction...
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    I've never been happy to be here and even as a child never saw the point of it all. But still worked everyday to further my career, I'm a very successful mechanic an have done so...
    Pleaseletmebestone Pleaseletmebestone 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I wonder if there is any i have become a prisoner of my own brain would this rut ever break at all .....!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    It's like closing your eyes and being in a dark tunnel or pitch black roller coaster and seeing and hearing and feeling everything that's happened or gone wrong or been missing...
    losthope313 losthope313 31-35, F Jan 23

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    I have lost all my purpose in life nothing cheers me up anymore i am dead inside dragging my life day in and day out ....
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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    A Dismissed DUI That's Nearly Ruined My Life. In the summer of 2009 I was arrested for the first (and last) time of my life. I was driving home late from my fiance's house after I...
    wasper5200 wasper5200 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have had CRPS/RSD since 2002. Initially in left arm following Ulnar nerve transposition for cubital tunnel syndrome, but in 12 years it has spread to both feet/legs and small...
    eticketride eticketride 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am writing this post because it seems many have been hurt in churches. The thing that I see is the ones that are getting hurt are true genuine believers. The reason: You do...
    RealGuy32 RealGuy32 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    i have 2 stepsisters ages 21 and 19, i have a older full brother(17). then, i have 2 half siblings from my moms ex boyfriend, ages 13 and 7. i have a half sister from my dad and...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 14 hrs ago

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    I am 16 years old and I have poland syndrome. I was diagnosed when I was old enough to sit up by myself, I have coped with this for a long time, I was promised my reconstructive...
    Blondiee137 Blondiee137 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    I love my family but sometimes I think they would be better off without me. It's like I'm there crutch or something. My mom sees me as her therapist. She tells me everything. I...
    TiffanyRaven TiffanyRaven 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Time and time again, I have been hurt by ppl I believed in and thought were my friends. I have been hurt by someone who was stupid. I have been hurt by someone who is intelligent...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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