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Re:[IP] carpal tunnel syndrome
I really perked up when I read this in your post:
> I found problem was worst in
> mornings. I would wake up with no feeling in either hand and had to
> switch to shirts with snaps as I could not do up buttons any more.
I too, am having problems with losing feeling in my hands while I sleep. I
don't really have much other numbness at other times, maybe a slight tingling
in the very ends of my fingers. I have found that I have to be very careful
of how I hold my arms and hands while I sleep. I CAN'T put them over my head,
and I can't have them under my body, and I must keep my wrists straight.
Because of this, I don't sleep well any more, I am constantly waking up to
check my arms. I have even considered using something like a straight-jacket
to keep my arms at my sides. :-) My hunch is that I have a mild form of
carpal tunnel. The total numbness in my hands is quite frightening, and
sometimes takes several minutes of flexing my fingers to regain feeling.
I am curious to know if this is similar to what happened with you. If so, did
it go on for a long time and gradually worsen to the point of needing surgery?
I'd like to avoid this if possible.
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