I stayed home from work today to go to the doctor and catch up on the 6 hours of sleep I missed out on last night.
Nothing is terribly wrong, but I wanted to get it checked out, just in case.
It started a few weeks ago, when my hands (particularly my right hand) started going numb at night. Not just a little tingly numb, but a throbbing, painful numbness that wakes me up every hour and no matter what position I'm in, won't go away.
Last night was by far the worst. I've started sleeping with two pillows under my head and a body pillow. I thought I found a position (which was totally uncomfortable) that would keep my hand from falling asleep, but alas, it did not work.
I work up about 30 minute after going to sleep with a throbbing hand. Each time, I'd have to get up, walk around and shake my arm to get it to feel somewhat normal, although it still felt slightly tingly.
This happened every hour. I'd get about 20 minutes of sleep and wake up.
Finally, I used all the pillows we have (except for the one Andrew was sleeping on) and tried to prop myself up to sleep. That was at 5:00.
By the time the sun rose, I was so tired and my hand hurt so bad, I wanted to bawl. I text my boss and let her know what was going on.
I'm 24 weeks and the doctor said that while it was a tad bit early to swell up, I wasn't really that swollen. He said he thought it was pregnancy induced carpel tunnel. He recommended a brace and told me to sleep in a recliner (which we don't own).
So, here I am, propped up in bed with a dozen pillows, trying to type with this brace on my wrist.
I'm praying this works! Have any other mamma out there experienced this? What did you do? If you tell me to just suffer through it, I'll punch you in the kidneys.