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CoffeeMom 01-06-2013 07:47 PM

Hi All... I randomly get numbness in my hands/fingers and was wondering if any of you experience this? I'm not sure if its weight related or not...It happens when I'm playing piano, driving and the past couple nights I woke up in the middle of the night and experienced it. I've scheduled a doctors appt but in the interim am trying to figure out what it could be. Thanks so much for any feedback!

ravenrose 01-06-2013 10:13 PM

My mother gets that and it's been diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Leo41 01-07-2013 02:42 AM

Those were my symptoms when I has carpal tunnel syndrome.

Before you get treated, be sure to have your doctor check your thyroid.

I was hypothyroid but undiagnosed for 5 years. During that time, I had carpal tunnel surgeries on each wrist, but I later learned that it can be caused by untreated hypothyroidism.

Had I been correctly diagnosed by my primary doctor (I'd complained about thyroid symptoms, but he insisted that I was 'normal'), the thyroid hormones would have relieved my carpal tunnel without surgery.

This is not always true, but it's best to be checked before proceeding with surgery.

CoffeeMom 01-07-2013 07:28 PM

Thanks...I thought about carpal tunnel syndrome but wasn't sure. I'll have them check my thyroid first though...maybe if its that I'll lose weight super fast! lol

tandt 01-09-2013 07:47 AM

I did a little self treatment for this - you can buy wrist/hand braces at the drug store. I slept in them everynight for a few months, and my numbness disappeared.

Plus I felt like spiderman with them on - enpowering! :hyst:

CoffeeMom 01-10-2013 07:40 AM

tandt...love it! i would be my son's hero if i said i was training to be spiderman :)

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