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2/6/13 5:22 P

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I've had carpal tunnel surgery in both hands and I can say that when you for sure have it, your dr. will tell you that your baby finger won't be tingling, but the rest of your hand will. I also am a Hypothyroid, and they say that the carpal tunnel can run hand and hand with that, like it did with me. I have heard too where RA can cause tingling too. I know that my right hand can sure tingle lots when I'm using the mouse alot on the computer, like on Pinterest, where I'm using it alot more, but my little finger is tingling also! I remember too about carpal tunnel that you can get the braces to pro-long the more than likely inevitable surgery, but don't wait too long, as it can turn to be irreversible! Yikes, we don't want that! Good luck to you! They say that after the surgery it can come back too. We don't want that either!

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2/5/13 1:46 P

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Kammak, I think I read somewhere that the tingling is related. But, I did buy a wrist splint. So far, no change, I feel better when I use it, then when I take it off, tingling starts again.

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2/3/13 9:25 P

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HONEYSEWS : I was wondering something similar. I am having tingling in my hands that sort of radiate through my arms.. feels almost like elecrtic shocks.. I was wondering if that is RA related... haven't asked my dr. yet..

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1/29/13 7:40 P

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Yes I have had custom splints made mine was so bad, it is a real yuck o feeling. Linda! i lost ur e-mail and where can I find u on spark!? Erica

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1/28/13 6:10 P

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Sorry to hear you are dealing with this! I had tingling in my right hand and elbow and they did a nerve conducting test on my right arm and found a major nerve was being pinched by RA changes in my elbow. The elbow replacement ended up solving the problem. If its just your hands only, then as the others suggest -carpal tunnel which isn't too bad a surgery to fix, and since you use your hands a lot if you like sewing, it would be suspect..

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1/27/13 10:49 P

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I had painful tingling in both hands and milder tingling in both feet the year before we went on our weightloss journey in response to my dh's heart attack. I could hardly hold a pencil, nor open the drawers of my desk at work. But the symptoms began to diminish very soon after we began our new eating regime, cutting out all added sugar, white flour baked goods and saturated fats, eating lots of fresh fruit and veggies, raw or simply prepared. We both lost a lot of weight, and the tingling faded to nearly nothing, plus strength returned to my hands. I get a mild recurrance occasionally when I let our eating rules slip, especially around the holidays or when we go on vacation and eat out a lot for a time. It is a strong reminder to get back on track! RAD can mess with your nerves, as can prediabetes. Either or both could be causing this, or several other things. You should tell your Dr., learn the extent of the damage, what is causing it and whether it can be reversed. Don't ignore it - the tingling can turn to constant fiery pain in extreme cases, and be very debilitating. I hope you get a good helpful report! God Bless!

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1/27/13 6:36 P

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I get that at night while I'm sleeping its like I cut off the circulation in my arms and they fall asleep and get that tingling sensation I was thinking its pinched nerve I'm not on any meds to cause the problem with Mine goes away petty fast once I start ot shake my hands out YOu may want ot mention it to your doctor if it takes more then a few seconds to get back to normal

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1/27/13 10:08 A

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I sleep on my left side most of the time because I have a back problem. I have all sorts of problems! Numbness and swelling. It goes away after I'm up for a while.



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1/27/13 9:52 A

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I think it might have to do with sleeping on my sides. It is in both hands. I'm paying attention to it, and will let my dr. know. Thanks for your responses.

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1/26/13 9:23 P

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It does sound like Carpel, but it could be your heart. Is it the left hand? Angina is in the left arm and hand. Your really not giving enough information to tell what it is. What is your work or sport? Are you on other medications besides Embrel? (It shouldn't be the Embrel b/c it's not both hands). What is your age? How long has this been going on?f you give more information it would be helpful.I would wait a week and see if it gets worse. If it does you can go to the doctor and get a physical. The doctor will be able to evaluate not just your body, but your lifestyle. Hope you feel better!

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1/26/13 12:12 P

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it sounds alot like carple tunnel syndrome i had it once and i had a nerve ending test and they sent me to an orthopedic surgereon and he operateteed and released the nerve in my carole tunmel and i have had no prblem since.

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1/26/13 11:43 A

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I have been noticing this for the past month. It's in one hand more than the other. Looked it up, and it's a symtom or RA. My bloodwook came back with an elavation in inflamation, could this be reason? Or is it Embrel?


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