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Re: 24 years old, tingling in fingers and arms, have been taking hydrocodone for years, just had a baby. Is this carpal?

Re: 24 years old, tingling in fingers and arms, have been taking hydrocodone for years, just had a baby. Is this carpal?

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Posted by Ronda on August 09, 2000 at 19:37:37:

In Reply to: Re: 24 years old, tingling in fingers and arms, have been taking hydrocodone for years, just had a baby. Is this carpal? posted by Deborah on August 08, 2000 at 20:06:47:

: : Hi. I am only 24 years old and i had a baby 2 months ago. I NEVER had this tingling in my fingers and arms (mainly in fingers), until
: : after i had my daughter 2 months ago. I have gone to 1 doc and he didnt even do a test on me at all. He just gave me some Arthrotec, an anti-steriodal drug, which i cant even take cause
: : i am breastfeeding. I am sooooo scared of losing all function of my hands, and having nerve damage that cant be fixed. I wont be able to feed or hold my baby, play my music, or work on the computer.
: : I have also been on hydrocodone for migraines for 3 years and i have wondered if this pain killer can cause CTS because it affects the nervous system? This tingling is getting worse and i dont have any money
: : to go anywhere right now. I will have to wait for at least 3 months. I am so scared. I need some help PLEASE!!!!! I am too young to have to deal with this crap. I need my hands!!! I have heard of taking antioxidants,
: : but which ones do i take? Can i take them while breastfeeding? What kind of pain medication can i get for this pain? Hydrocodone doesnt help with it. Has anyone heard of this tingling happening from having a baby?
: : Could it be because my circulation isnt as strong as it was when i was pregnant and it is getting back to normal? I also feel very weak, almost like i want to pass out and i am out of breath. Has anyone heard of
: : having a baby, or taking hydrocodone, to cause CTS or tingling in fingers? PLEASE help!!!!!!

: It sounds like you need to talk to your doctor again with the weakness & feeling like you will pass out
: . For the numbness & tingling in your hands, have you ever tried wearing wrist braces at night
: . If not, try it & see if it helps. I know how scary this can be. Just recovering from carpal tunnel
: surgery on both hands. I am doing real well, but recovery does take longer than doctors said.
: Also, have you ever had your thyroid checked? It sometimes is tied in to cts & could also make
: you tired & weak. Best wishes to you! Hug your baby a lot, they grow up so fast. My "baby" is
: 22 years old & the time flew bye. Deborah P.S. Check out vitamin b-6 .

Deborah,
Thanks for replying. I have heard about Vitamin B6 helping so i bought some. I got the 100mg a day dose cause that is what i heard to take. I also read that
the recommended daily dosage is 2mg and i am taking 100! I read that taking too much can kill you, but i dont know exactly how much. I hope 100mg isnt too
much? Do you know if this amount is safe? Also, i had all kind of blood work done, and my thyroid stimulating hormone was 1.83. I do have high cholesterol of
282, and my triglycerides is 352! I am breastfeeding so i cant take any meds and it sucks! I will have to stop bf as soon as i am able to afford to go see a doctor.
I am soooooooo depressed cause i wanted to bf as long as possible for my baby girl. I am so upset over this and i would just suffer and continue to bf her, but i heard
that if you dont treat the Carpal, you can lose use of your hands and can get permanent nerve damage. Then i wont be able to hold, feed, or do anything with my baby.
Well, thanks again for replying. Would you mind emailing me personally to tell me what you have had to go through having Carpal? I heard the EEG (hope that is what]
it is called) test is very painful? Can you tell me about that and the surgery details? PLEASE? I would appreciate it so i know what to expect. Thanks!

Ronda


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