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Pregnancy carpal tunnel Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25470 posts
19th Jun '13

Anybody else have issues with this? My left arm and wrist/hand is killing me :( I'm only 13 weeks! My last pregnancy it didn't start til very near the end so I'm just dreading what the rest of this pregnancy is going to feel like!

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
19th Jun '13

Do you weigh more than you have with previous pregnancies? I gained 50 pounds in the last two years (Holy shit I know) anyway and within the last couple months my carpal tunnel started coming back and I am not pregnant.

AshleyCole 1 child; Omaha, Nebraska 77 posts
19th Jun '13

mine started in my right hand at about 15 weeks and by week 32 was in both and has yet to go away

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25470 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Do you weigh more than you have with previous pregnancies? I gained 50 pounds in the last two years (Holy ... [snip!] ... years (Holy shit I know) anyway and within the last couple months my carpal tunnel started coming back and I am not pregnant."


I actually LOST 20lbs with my last pregnancy when it started but I was pregnant with twins.....I am about 40lbs overweight these days :( This is my 4th pregnancy.

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
19th Jun '13

I have carpal tunnel syndrome but not due to pregnancy.



Search on YouTube for carpal tunnel massages or exercises.
I swear it relieves 95% of my pain.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25470 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Goneforever:" I have carpal tunnel syndrome but not due to pregnancy. Search on YouTube for carpal tunnel massages or exercises. I swear it relieves 95% of my pain."


Thank you! I will check it out. My arm hurts so bad! Makes it hard to sleep :(

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
19th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~MOM~:</b>" Thank you! I will check it out. My arm hurts so bad! Makes it hard to sleep :("</blockquote>




Yes the nights are the worst.
I wear a brace too.



The doctor prescribed me some inflammation/pain pills and a brace. I rarely take the bills because the exercises really help and the brace the doctor gave was very uncomfortable, so I use one I bought at walmart.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25470 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Goneforever:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~MOM~:</b>" Thank you! I will check it out. My arm hurts so ... [snip!] ... bills because the exercises really help and the brace the doctor gave was very uncomfortable, so I use one I bought at walmart."


have they ever recommended surgery?

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
19th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~MOM~:</b>" have they ever recomended surgery?"</blockquote>



Yes but I won't do it.
Too many people say it comes back so it's not even worth it.



I'm telling you after you do the exercises you will feel so much better.
I was in tears before and now I barely notice.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25470 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Goneforever:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~MOM~:</b>" have they ever recomended surgery?"</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... it. I'm telling you after you do the exercises you will feel so much better. I was in tears before and now I barely notice."


Yeah I cried a lot during my last pregnancy about it lol luckily mine cleared up after the pregnancy last time. Took awhile though.

A.K.'s Mommy❤TTC#2 TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 1803 posts
19th Jun '13

I got carpal tunnel when I was pregnant, & while the carpal tunnel went away after the swelling from my pre-e went away, I ended up getting dequervain's tendonitis from the repeated use of my wrists while I had Carpal Tunnel. I just had to have surgery on my right wrist a few months ago, & am about to have surgery on the left wrist.

Life is G♡♡d 21 kids; 16457 posts
20th Jun '13

I had it horribly when I was in my last two months of pregnancy with my fifth child....so bad in my elbows, wrists, and hands, I even had it terribly in my ankles and feet :(
Doc said mine was from being so anemic though. My iron levels were so low they threatened to give me a blood transfusion when I gave birth.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25470 posts
20th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Life is G♡♡d :</b>" I had it horribly when I was in my last two months of pregnancy with my fifth child....so bad in my elbows, ... [snip!] ... was from being so anemic though. My iron levels were so low they threatened to give me a blood transfusion when I gave birth."</blockquote>



I had to have a blood transfusion with the twins...

Life is G♡♡d 21 kids; 16457 posts
20th Jun '13

and woah..:D I didn't even realize you're expecting again...how awesome :D
Congrats hun!!!!!! I mean, I realized it when I read this thread this morning that the OP was pregnant, but didn't put two and two together until just now. lol

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25470 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Life is G♡♡d :" and woah..:D I didn't even realize you're expecting again...how awesome :D Congrats hun!!!!!! I mean, ... [snip!] ... it when I read this thread this morning that the OP was pregnant, but didn't put two and two together until just now. lol"


Ohhh yeah I changed my name and all lol Thank you! :D I'm very excited!