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I Have Carpal Tunnel

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    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 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was told I had keinbock's about 12 yrs. ago had surgery to shorten bone in my right arm. That helped with pain for about two yrs. so I stayed working but since then pain has...
    icequeen029 icequeen029 31-35, F Aug 11

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    everyone always says "its okay your gonna be okay. there's always light at the end of the tunnel" well.. the light at the end of the tunnel is a train.
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Lately last month I moved far far away from my home. I had all my friend there, family and the worst part is that I had my life there. We'll I lived in a foster home since the...
    newtothis99 newtothis99 13-15, M Aug 8

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    I wish you the best of luck. I'm 41 years old & suffered for years in pain. It was so bad I ended up in the ER every month keeled over in pain. I tried so many different things to...
    mylifeoutloud mylifeoutloud 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Although I have yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel I have come to a very illuminating realization of people who are suffering from depression. I've realized that the...
    ComfyMan ComfyMan 16-17, M Aug 14

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    The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Has Gone Dark
    CuddlesNSnuggles CuddlesNSnuggles 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    my younger sister, 13, has adhd, dyslexia, dyspraxia, severe learning disabilities, and autism. she still plays with toys (pepper pig, ploymobile, ect.) because she has such a low...
    pandoraspromise pandoraspromise 13-15, F Aug 24

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    Went to see my shrink today and after 4 long years am finally down to ONLY one pill a day!! Yeah, the pills make me feel normal..but at the same time it feels so fake! They're...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I joined EP upon reading a story about a woman who had a Narcissistic father. Growing up with mum, dad and my younger brother always seemed normal. Mostly, at least. At 6 he...
    amyvsyt amyvsyt 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Actually, I have viral labrynthitis. And today is 2 months since I got it. Miserable doesn't even begin to describe the way I feel. I was fired from my job because of how many...
    ekdreamer ekdreamer 26-30, F Aug 6

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    Feeling miserable today so I found this thread so I can share my misery with ppl who understand. I have seriously damaged tendons in my knee around the Pes Anserine area (where...
    MissPickles81 MissPickles81 31-35, F Aug 7

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    I was thinking about my decision to have sex before marriage -- which obviously didn't happen, lol. Anyway, I have always had a youthful spirit. As mentioned previously, I closed...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Why is it that two blondes standing next to each other always create a wind tunnel? If you're ever determined to make a bad decision, get a tattoo. The top on my convertible won...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a few questions regarding my problem. Im an air-hostess and have to wear saree almost everyday. We girls usually wear our sarees a little below our navels with trying to...
    RamyaAirHostess RamyaAirHostess 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Obviously I've been hurt many times.. but I'll never forget one of those times.. I still remember the pain as if it was yesterday.. I still feel the pain sometimes.. I used to be...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    They say within the first 5 to 10 minutes after waking up you tend to forget 95 percent of your dreams. This has only applied to me in rare occasions as I seem to vividly remember...
    sash227 sash227 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    I've never been into drugs, but I realised I don't need alcohol to have fun when I became pregnant and couldn't have any haha. I used to always go into social situations thinking I...
    sgawlik sgawlik 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    my boyfriend of one year and six months has broken up with me out of no where. his excuse is that I'm wrong and I'm not that attractive. I don't understand how any of this is true...
    princesspandaxo princesspandaxo 18-21, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have 2 projects due this week and I haven't started... there's one due next week which I haven't contemplated on what I'm going to do on it lol
    iaminsomnialol iaminsomnialol 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My husband cheated on me online. He never met the woman but many of their conversations were very heart felt and emotional. He even asked her to marry him twice. (he claims he was...
    hasinalady hasinalady 46-50, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have been struggling with emetophobia for the past year or so. it has become so extreme and I feel that I can no longer handle it. I have panic attacks in the car and in school...
    pixiekathryn pixiekathryn 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I just feel as if, for me, there is no reason to live. I don't have any talents, though I've reached out to many things (examples include multiple sports, drawing, writing, acting...
    tamingllamas tamingllamas 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    i was always sad and angry when i was a kid and thought of suicide has been constantly on my mind. the earliest i can remember i can remember was when i was 9 years old. i don't...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Should i kiss and tell? I met a friend in college. We've always been the flirty type friends. It's been 4yrs since we meet and 2yrs since we've been to th3 same school. He invited...
    kierraloves kierraloves 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I don't think I have pica syndrome or if it's just a nutrition deficiency but when I get a bath or something I sometimes have a chew on the sponge or something because I like the...
    lucymichelle lucymichelle 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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