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Message 965998 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 7:21:25 UTC
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The wrist pain I have been experiencing is probably a combination(according to GP) De Quervain's Tenosynovitis AND (!!!) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. What are the chances? I've had wrist pain before, but never this bad. Haven't had a good nights sleep for over 5 days. Pain is indescribable.

I'm ODed on my Ibuprofen and codeine painkillers... I'm counting the pills I've taken. I've had 36 hours worth of codeine in the 24 hours past... and 'bout 2 days worth of ibuprofen recently. Need morphine or vicodin or some painshit like that... nitronox would be good right now.

Back the the choice... do I opt for the pain to alleviate itself? Do I take shots of cortisone steroids? Or do I have De Quervain & Carpal Tunnel Surgeries?
What would you do? Or what would you not do?
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Message 966006 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 10:00:04 UTC

my Mother had to have the surgery, she said it was the best decision she has ever made. doing day to day tasks with NO pain.
this was about seven years ago, still no problems.


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Message 966007 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 10:03:42 UTC

Sorry to hear that Luke.

I was reading a little about that syndrome.
If the pain killers dont work anymore i think i would choose the surgery.
First case is the risk of addiction on morphine.
On the other hand it should resolve the issue for ever.

Only my 2c worth.

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Message 966028 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 14:37:07 UTC

Luke---

Maybe the clicking for modding isn't helping. Maybe you need to leave the forums and all unnecessary clicking for awhile. That usually gives me enough of a break but you've also exceeded your meds to the point where your liver could be damaged.

Get the surgery.


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Message 966029 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 14:51:27 UTC

Those at work who've suffered through this for long periods of time wonder why they didn't have the surgery earlier. It worked for them.
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Message 966037 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 16:18:10 UTC

Morphine, Yeah My brother had to take that to keep the pain down as His Lung Cancer had spread to His Brain, So for Him addiction wasn't a real problem, He was dying and didn't really like the idea any. So I'd say get the surgery Luke and get well soon too.
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Message 966041 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 16:32:56 UTC

Go for the surgery. The pain killers obviously won't resolve the problem and living with pain when you have an option for surgery doesn't make sense.
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Message 966048 - Posted: 26 Jan 2010, 17:02:53 UTC

For a month I had pain in my left knee. Pain got so bad i could not sleep either. went to the doctors and e took an xray and told me it was Arthritus. Gave me a shot of cortisone. and ten days of a pain killer and anti inflame atory. After 2 weeks My knee is a lot better. He did tell me that in a few years i will need a knee replacement though. Hope yo get some relief.
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Message 966065 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 0:13:47 UTC

So far I am managing my Carpal Tunnel by wearing a brace at night and using trackballs on my 2 primary computers.

Mine is still at the going numb stage as opposed to pain though.

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Message 966070 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 1:05:23 UTC
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I must be really lucky then, As I type almost all day long here at the PC, Must be My hunting and pecking style of typing or the support of the desk(I learned to type on My own as I'm self taught, Just like Abraham Lincoln in this respect[16th President of the United States]), As My wrists are ok, Go figure. Heck I even have a beard almost like He did, But at least I'm not running for office, He at least was a lawyer before that. :D
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Message 966071 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 1:22:28 UTC

Had to make the same choices about 10 yrs ago. my problem was degenerative arthritis. The pain is not going to go away on its own, pain killers only mask the problem. I thik you should seriously consider surgery. I did, and I have never regretted opting for the surgery.
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Message 966091 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 4:13:36 UTC

Have the surgery Luke.

@At James, my knee blew up last May/June. I self diagnosed myself and figured it was Arthritis. Years ago, my GP warned me this could happen. He also stated surgery wouldn't help me. But I think we have come along way since then.
I managed the swelling and pain, with over the counter Motrin and herbal salves.
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Message 966096 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 5:06:01 UTC

I've been having problems with My right knee lately when walking or getting up, I took two acetaminophen caplets for It today as My left ankle and the whole right leg below the knee were being annoying too, As they had last night, If I thought the doctor would do anything, I'd go, As to surgery, IEHP would probably not do anything on surgery, I'm lucky that x-rays to those areas would probably be decent, unlike other areas, As surgery would have to be approved by a committee. :|
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Message 966355 - Posted: 28 Jan 2010, 6:31:29 UTC - in response to Message 965998.  

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Message 966361 - Posted: 28 Jan 2010, 8:02:59 UTC
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Well.. If they give you surgery as an option already now, it
should tell that its serious - and probably will not be much
better without it. (or they will not give you the option at
all.) ;-)

Pain killers are just what its called - pain killers. They dont
do anything to the Reason for the pain. But they do something to
You in the long run...

So.. I guess its Your choice, Luke.
It doesnt sound very difficult to me. ;-)

All the best!

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Message 966419 - Posted: 28 Jan 2010, 16:22:41 UTC

This thread needs a little Music for a Hard Days Night...

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Message 966427 - Posted: 28 Jan 2010, 17:02:08 UTC


My dad had carpel tunnel about 15 years ago and used mega doses of vitamin b6 apparently the b6 is involved in nerves and reduced the swelled that causes the pain from carpel tunnel


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Message 966464 - Posted: 28 Jan 2010, 19:32:32 UTC

Thank you all for your opinions. There seems to be an overwhelming lean towards surgery.
I have CT surgery scheduled for today. De Quervains Tenosynovitis surgery, if there is any needed, will have to wait until I have recovered from CTS.
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Message 966467 - Posted: 28 Jan 2010, 19:46:18 UTC - in response to Message 966464.  

Thank you all for your opinions. There seems to be an overwhelming lean towards surgery.
I have CT surgery scheduled for today. De Quervains Tenosynovitis surgery, if there is any needed, will have to wait until I have recovered from CTS.

Good Luck Luke.
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Message 966540 - Posted: 29 Jan 2010, 2:29:48 UTC

The kitties wish Luke a successful surgery, with a swift recovery and good results.
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