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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
only had couple of hours sleep every time i fall asleep pins and needles in my hands and arms wakes me up and if its not that its mild contractions.been told it could be carpal tunnel in hands has anyone else had it?or does anyone know if it clears up quickly after baby is born?
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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I sympathise! I am 37 weeks gone and up all the time in the night, cant sleep more than a couple of hours, natures way of prepring you I suppose!

As for the carpal tunnel, very common and soon goes away after the birth, have a look on some pregnancy sites etc, there are some basic things you can do to help ease it.

My issue of choice at the moment is heartburn and piles....

I noticed a thread earlier about not having 'gone' for 36 hours... pah, kids stuff! Its been like 10 days here.
#2
yeah the heartburn wakes me too :(
i would feel ok if i could just have a good sleep,no point me going to docs baby will prob arrive this week :)
just been struggling to butter some toast lol its driving me mad and now i can hear the kids getting up so i have no chance of any more sleep
when u due?
1 Like #3
Ask your midwife fir some splints for the carpal tunnel syndrome - it may ease it during the night so be easier in the morning. Good luck btw - I only made it to 34 weeks and it was all a bit sudden so didn't experience the discomfort during the last couple of weeks!
1 Like #4
aww i feel sorry for you poor love. I hope its all over soon and you have your gorgeous little baby to hold-it will make up for all of it and your nightmare will be forgotten(at least til he/she is a teen lol)

please let me see pics tho im waiting eagerly :)
1 Like #5
I got carpal tunnel AFTER the baby was born and it was just awful until the doctor sent me to get a splint - that helped enormously. Even now 4 yrs later I have to lie in a particular way and I need an extra pillow to kind of hug and rest my arm on but I haven't needed the splint for a couple of years. Yours will almost certainly disappear after the baby comes but if it's getting bad don't hesitate to get a splint, it really works.
1 Like #6
i got carpel tunnel in my wrists from being 7 months gone and then it just disapeared the minute i had baby. it was a really bad weakening of the wrists with pains in the bones it got that bad towards the end that i couldnt lift the kettle.i wish you well hun you havent got much longer now but be asured that if it is carpel tunnel it will go the minute you have had baby.
#7
thanks everyone :)
are the splits something the docs will have or would i have to go somewhere else for them? if im still pregnant by monday i will go the docs ive got to do something tis getting me down its deffinatly alot worse at night for some reason
#8
in the meantime will something like elastic bandage work to ease it? it might be something you have or family have to hand? i dont know but i would try anything in your situation...
if its really bad tho i would get the doc out or get to an out of hours?
1 Like #9
I had it with two of mine, dissapeared a couple of days after they were born, The only problem i have now is that if i sleep on my hand then it wakes up completly dead. Wishing you loads of luck for you and your family it will all be worth it xx
#10
plumberman01
in the meantime will something like elastic bandage work to ease it? it might be something you have or family have to hand? i dont know but i would try anything in your situation...
if its really bad tho i would get the doc out or get to an out of hours?


i dont know,what would i do with the plastic bands?
im willing to try anything so i can get some sleep tonight.it is ok in the day but as soon as i nap it wakes me up!
i would feel a bit like a time waster going to emergency docs they prob dont have splints to hand anyway
i know my mum had some splints as she had this carpal tunnel thing but she is on holiday at the mo and i dont know if she threw them after she had the op.shes not back till the 3rd hopefully i would have the baby by then and my hands will be better :)
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edjaned
i dont know,what would i do with the plastic bands?
im willing to try anything so i can get some sleep tonight.it is ok in the day but as soon as i nap it wakes me up!
i would feel a bit like a time waster going to emergency docs they prob dont have splints to hand anyway
i know my mum had some splints as she had this carpal tunnel thing but she is on holiday at the mo and i dont know if she threw them after she had the op.shes not back till the 3rd hopefully i would have the baby by then and my hands will be better :)


Your welcome to my right hand splint, ( still need my left hand one at the mo, not sure if it's cos I'm pregnant again or if it just hasn't gone from last time ) I think they are specifically fitted to the individual, mine was, I was referred to the fracture clinic and saw a specialist there, it does usually clear up after the birth and quite quickly, but if it hasn't in 10 days or so, go to the gp to get referred. It isn't easy to do housework, look after babies etc with the splints as they restrict your thumb to one position.
You can get wrist splints ( elastcated like tubigrip etc ) for rsi from places like Boots, this may help.
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edjaned
i dont know,what would i do with the plastic bands?
im willing to try anything so i can get some sleep tonight.it is ok in the day but as soon as i nap it wakes me up!
i would feel a bit like a time waster going to emergency docs they prob dont have splints to hand anyway
i know my mum had some splints as she had this carpal tunnel thing but she is on holiday at the mo and i dont know if she threw them after she had the op.shes not back till the 3rd hopefully i would have the baby by then and my hands will be better :)


no not plastic bands-elastic bandage-if you get a smallish one you could make a whole for your thumb and wear like fingerless gloves? i dont know if it will work but it would be some support? maybe they make them for wrists too? i havent had what you had just trying to think of things that may help.
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i really feel for you i have had pins and needles running down my right arm into my hand and it is horrible and like that it affects everything and i cant sleep properly anyway after countless trips to the docs they have sent me for physio as they think its all coming from my neck! but i have no pain in my neck but i have my 1st physio appointment on thursday so i will see what she says i hope you get sorted as i really do sympathise with you.
#14
ohh sorry i get what u mean,im not thinking straight at the mo i feel like a walking timebomb lol
ive got an appt with my consultant at the hospital 2moro so im hoping he may be able to give me something for it
i slept better last night thankfully,dont know if its the calm b4 the storm!baby went quiet since my sweep on fri but since last night baby gone back to hypo again i dont think he/she is any rush 2 come out x

thanks for help x
#15
wulshaz
i really feel for you i have had pins and needles running down my right arm into my hand and it is horrible and like that it affects everything and i cant sleep properly anyway after countless trips to the docs they have sent me for physio as they think its all coming from my neck! but i have no pain in my neck but i have my 1st physio appointment on thursday so i will see what she says i hope you get sorted as i really do sympathise with you.


that sounds awful,hope u get it sorted!good luck for thurs x
mine is in both hands/arms but seems worse in left.i dont think it helps as i sleep on my side with my left arm under the pillow with my head on top of the pillow if that makes sense.im trying now to sleep without doing that but its very difficult getting comfy when ur my size and i have no choice but to sleep on my side.i hope it goes quickly after birth i dont fancy having this to cope with and all the kids and a newborn
#16
edjaned
that sounds awful,hope u get it sorted!good luck for thurs x
mine is in both hands/arms but seems worse in left.i dont think it helps as i sleep on my side with my left arm under the pillow with my head on top of the pillow if that makes sense.im trying now to sleep without doing that but its very difficult getting comfy when ur my size and i have no choice but to sleep on my side.i hope it goes quickly after birth i dont fancy having this to cope with and all the kids and a newborn


that is awful and theres nothing worse than losing sleep but being pregnant also i hope it goes after the birth as you say it is alot to cope with on its own never mind feeling ill and losing sleep i really do feel for you if i could i would give you a hug so instead i will send you one! :friends:
1 Like #17
wishihadadonkey
Your welcome to my right hand splint, ( still need my left hand one at the mo, not sure if it's cos I'm pregnant again or if it just hasn't gone from last time ) I think they are specifically fitted to the individual, mine was, I was referred to the fracture clinic and saw a specialist there, it does usually clear up after the birth and quite quickly, but if it hasn't in 10 days or so, go to the gp to get referred. It isn't easy to do housework, look after babies etc with the splints as they restrict your thumb to one position.
You can get wrist splints ( elastcated like tubigrip etc ) for rsi from places like Boots, this may help.


agghh thanks iwish x
my left hand is worse :( i will see what they say 2morro at hospital hopefully they can advise me
prob by the time i recieve splint of u i would of had baby and prob would of cleared up thanks v much 4 offer though i appreciate it x
#18
wulshaz
that is awful and theres nothing worse than losing sleep but being pregnant also i hope it goes after the birth as you say it is alot to cope with on its own never mind feeling ill and losing sleep i really do feel for you if i could i would give you a hug so instead i will send you one! :friends:


thank u :friends:
not much longer to put up with it now (hopefully) and at least i slept better last night so am feeling better today x
#19
edjaned
ohh sorry i get what u mean,im not thinking straight at the mo i feel like a walking timebomb lol
ive got an appt with my consultant at the hospital 2moro so im hoping he may be able to give me something for it
i slept better last night thankfully,dont know if its the calm b4 the storm!baby went quiet since my sweep on fri but since last night baby gone back to hypo again i dont think he/she is any rush 2 come out x

thanks for help x


oh this is such a tiring time but so nice:)

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