Of all the things I expected during pregnancy, I did NOT expect this.
Last night, I started experiencing a throbbing, aching pain in the middle of my right hand. As the evening wore on, it spread up my arm to my elbow and a little above. I took some Tylenol and went to bed, thinking it was due to all the nursery prep from that day. However, I woke up in the middle of the night with a throbbing elbow, and dealt with the same throbbing hand and arm all day. I'm not one to complain about pain, but this hurts!
I've learned via WTEWYE as well as Babycenter that it's likely due to pregnancy-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Apparently, you never have to have had it before to be affected, and it can last pretty much through a few weeks after birth.
SO, now, ahead of returning to work tomorrow and sporting an oh so cool wrist support thingie (which really actually helps some), I'm just wondering if anyone else is dealing with this as well? Anything proven to relieve the pain; any exercises work; hints? Anything would help, even to know I'm not alone.