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Re: carpal tunnel without repetitive movements

Re: carpal tunnel without repetitive movements

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Posted by Jackie on May 03, 2000 at 00:43:14:

In Reply to: Re: carpal tunnel without repetitive movements posted by Barbara on May 02, 2000 at 13:20:56:

:Actually there is a hormone link with low thyroid that can cause the estrogen problem.. When you are pregnant, thyroid can do funny things then and presto, CTS. If you have other symptoms, eg. fatigue, hair loss, feeling cold, then you might want to have your thyroid checked. If you read the thyroid board here you find out it is not so simple just to have your thyroid checked. Lots of misinformed Dr.s out there so get yourself informed first.

Jeannie, I was diagnosed with cts about 6 months ago, and that is what everyone was asking me. How did you get it, what kind of repetitive motions do you do? I am not on the keyboard all day, which is what most people expect. If you think about it, though, there are all kinds of things that are repetitve. Most recently for me, last year I spent alot of time cleaning our home and painting it to get it ready to sell. It sold right away, and the newer home we bought also needed cleaned and painted. I can type all day with no trouble, but when I start washing walls or using a spray bottle that I have to squeeze, that is when I have problems. Looking back, alot of my jobs have involved repetitive motions of some sort. I have heard of librarians and musicians getting cts, for example. Another posibility is estrogen. There is a link between hormones and cts. You've probably heard of pregnant women getting it and then having no problems after the baby is born. Of course, some women continue to have problems. It could be your hormones are acting up. I know that estrogen has played a part in my cts. The splints help alot. My neurologist also had me take a 100-150 B-complex, not just the B6. You need the whole thing. That has helped. I also take grape seed extract, which you can find every where now. It has helped,too. Good Luck! Barbara

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