Just as I thought everything was going swimmingly, I develop pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome.
It really sucks because my right hand is always tingly, and I can’t do things that require gripping for long – like brushing teeth, or writing, or even opening jars. My right arm aches often too, including the elbow and shoulder. The worst thing is that it’s keeping me awake at night.
My midwife says it’s only going to get worse, and it usually doesn’t occur this early :(
She recommended acupuncture so I tried it yesterday. I had some points put in my wrists as well as ankles to combat any swelling that may be occurring there. It’s a weird sensation and I’ll need a few sessions before I notice any changes – assuming it works.
I was told to reduce my fat, salt and dairy intake as they cause water retention – nooOooOoo! All the good things!
At least this is an excuse not to do dishes :)
I wonder what else is in store during this pregnancy…?