EXTREME pain in wrist & hand

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lil_angel1198, May 20, 2004.

  1. lil_angel1198

    lil_angel1198 New Member

    I woke up this morning with extreme sharp pain in my wrist and hand. I can't move my wrist, and can't hold anything in my hand, I can barely type.

    This is soooo painful!!!
    I had a very hard time showering today, and could not even do my hair,let alone brush it. I had to put in a head band, which was very hard.

    I can not possible make dinner, and haven't been able to do anything at all today, not even write.... it's the hand I write with.

    I'm almsot in tears here, I hope it's better tomorrow, cuz I just can't stand this pain. I can't even touch my wrist it hurts so much.

    Has anyone else ever had this happen??? What do you do or it??

    I've had a wrist brace on all day, and it hasn't helped. Also took Ibuprofin, no luck.

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  2. catlin

    catlin New Member

    sometimes Bengay will help - but do not mix it with hot water. You can actually burn yourself if you do. You need some pain relief. It can last a week or two. Then, I get very bad spasms too. My whole hand will turn inward, and I am unable to straighten it.
  3. RENA0909

    RENA0909 New Member

    I also have this problem!!
    I drop things cos the pain shoots thru my wrist like an electric shock,I got tested for carpal tunnel but that was negative and I was given wrist splints which hurt to wear sometimes cos I am too pain sensitive.

    I also wake up with pins and needles and my hands curled over like talons!!Very painful!!

    Wish I knew what it is..... but it does ease off.I think it is fibro but am not sure cos docs dont seem to know.I have a lump on inner right wrist which is painful sometimes and am now very weak in my wrists and hands.

    Hope things get better for you soon!


  4. QuietMoments

    QuietMoments New Member

    I have had two carpal tunnel surgeries on my right hand, and I get the same way as you are describing when it's severe. Pinched nerve is still a possibility as well. Did you awaken with hand/wrist in an odd position? Have you worn a splint before and if so, for what may I ask? Have you had any problems with carpal tunnel in the past?

    I hope it will go away for you, but if it doesn't you should see a doctor about it. I've always gone through nerve testing for carpal tunnel, and it could be you need that to see what is happening.

    Surely hope you feel better soon. Hugs!
  5. Dobber

    Dobber New Member

    Thank you for posting this. I have had hand and wrist "aches" so badly that I cry. And it is in my right hand, mostly, which is what I use. Some times my right fore arm, wrist and hand hurt for days. I try to take warm baths... not hot... warm... it seems to help for a little while. Any relief is good. I usually take an extra Ultram, since they only come in 50 mg, and I usually take 100 mg per dose. It seems to help some, too. I put this stuff called "BIO-FREEZE" on my arms and hand. It really is good for pain. I use it on my knees as I have arthritis, too, and it does wonders. You can order it on-line, by searching under Bio-Freeze, or some Chiropractors have it... that is where I get mine. You put it on and let it soak in your hands for a few minutes then you can wash it off... what is left... there's no odor or no trace on your skin. It really does help best of all things. Hope you find relief. Some times that is the worst part of my FMS for weeks at a time. I hope and pray some day that we can all be free from this living hell that we have to suffer through. Hugs and wishes of better days!!

  6. trellisjoy

    trellisjoy New Member

    I also have extreeme wrist pain...I have a lump on top of my wrist and dr calls it a ganglion cyst..it has grown and is causing my right hand to go numb and has to be taken out..I have heard that ganglion cycts as well as carpel tunnel S. is quite common in Fibromyalgia
  7. trellisjoy

    trellisjoy New Member

    I also have extreeme wrist pain...I have a lump on top of my wrist and dr calls it a ganglion cyst..it has grown and is causing my right hand to go numb and has to be taken out..I have heard that ganglion cycts as well as carpel tunnel S. is quite common in Fibromyalgia
  8. lil_angel1198

    lil_angel1198 New Member

    everyone. I felt so alone yesterday!!

    I wore the brace through the night and it still hurts today, though not quite as bad.

    I used to be a hair dresser and I had the brace because of the arm and hand pain I would have after cutting hair all day. I finally had to quit working because of the Fibro. I can't even do one hair cut without extreme pain in my hands, arms and shoulders now.

    Let me just say, this really SUCKS! I am only 32, I have a 13 yr old, an 11 yr old, and a 5 yr old and also 2 step daughters, 9 & 11. I feel like I can't do anything with them!! I want to be able to have fun with them, and all I am is a drag!! I hate this disorder, I hate the pain and I hate that I can't be a fun person all the time!!!

    thanks for letting me vent a bit.
  9. phelp

    phelp New Member

    your pain. i have had 5 ctr surgeries on my rt hand. considering your occupation i would definitly have a emg test done. then you will know for sure what you are dealing with. it certainly sounds like carpal tunnel. that is what preceded my new condition of fibro...i wish you good luck, please let us know how you are doing....phyllis
  10. Rina_Decker

    Rina_Decker New Member

    Thumbs and pinkies, all the way to elbows from pinkies and inside arm for thumbs, like applying a hot curling iron from thumb to inside elbow crease.
    But it passes. FM migrates after about 2 weeks of this torture to another part of my body (yippee).

    No, can't do much at all when it hits.
    Rina, Canada
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  11. lil_angel1198

    lil_angel1198 New Member

    I have the use back again. It was about 3 days, but I can use it again. But, there is still pain.

    I am seriously considering trying for SSI. I am just very nervous about the whole thing. But, I looked at their 'requirements" list and there are a lot of things that apply to me.
    I'm really going to have to think about this.
  12. jeneg

    jeneg New Member

    I was googling pain in wrists and hands and found this. I woke up in April with sudden pain in my hands and wrists and unable to put any pressure on my hands at all (I was doing yoga, but I couldn't do a single plank or down dog). Since then, it has gotten worse, regardless of the many doctors I have gone to including an orthopedic &quot;specialist&quot; (who said I did not have arthritis), a rheumatologist, an acupuncturist and a chiropractor. No one could figure it out and I was left with no answers, no remedy. I can no longer twist caps off of anything and simply turning a door handle causes extreme pain. I was carrying folded sheets to the linen closet just now and couldn't even bear the weight of SHEETS on my wrist. It is agonizing. I am a writer so I thought this could be carpel tunnel, but have not been diagnosed and now I am uninsured (for a few months). I truly feel your pain and would love to hear if you discover what it is -- and a solution. Thank you (and hope you are better)!
  13. Kittyweird

    Kittyweird New Member

    I get this every so often, especially if I forget to wear a soft brace while doing art work. Repetitive motion often kicks it in.&lt;BR&gt;
    The best thing that I have found is to rub in Tiger Balm ( it is the only heat rub that does not burn me &amp; the one that seems to really ease the pain), &amp; then put on a pair of cotton gloves, so the goo does not rub off on everything. I do this at night while I'm watching tv.&lt;BR&gt;
    Sometimes I also wrap my electric heat pad around my hand &amp; wrist. I have some gloves that you heat up in the microwave that help too, but the heat doesn't seem to last long enough ( I got them at Bed, Bath &amp; Beyond).&lt;BR&gt;
    I've heard that some people find that an ice pack helps, but heat seems to work better for me.&lt;BR&gt;