Hello everyone. I took a few weeks off MN as was getting obsessed but am now back.
I have numbness in my fingers, particularly the right ones. This has been going on for about a week. I've looked up carpal tunnel syndrome (both my parents had this) but my symptons aren't exactly the same (they include the little finger which carpal tunnel syndrome doesn't). Also my reflexologist said I have water retention in my ankles.
Too early to know if I am pg - am 8dpo. Have booked GP appt tomorrow in case it is because any sinister reason, but in the meantime any advice?
Did anyone else get numb fingers in very early pregnancy - I would be happier if I could convince myself this is A SIGN.
Been on the computer a lot? My Dh suffers from hypertension, water retention along with other symptoms and this shows up in his hands too - particularly his right hand when he has been on the computer for long periods and the GP thought it was like his own "mouse hand" syndrome! His mouse mad is stretched over to the right a bit and is a little bit of an uncomfortable reach, small repetitive movements irritating the nerves in his fingers. Often worse when the weather is stormy - air pressure - or under stress/worried/not sleeping properly etc.
Not saying it is not a pregnancy symptom of course, just letting you know that it could be a repetitive strain symptom. Sorry probably not the answer you wanted!
Just noticed this thread and wanted to say that the month I had a BFP, my right hand (my 'mouse' hand actually) was really numb. It was mostly my pinkies and every so often I had to shake my hand out. I didn't think much of it until I posted about it somewhere on another board and a few people said they had the same. Have you tested yet?
Carpal tunnel usually affects the fingers nearest the thumb. I've been referred to physio recently because I've kept being woken up with a numb little finger and the one next to it on the right hand - they suspect it is something to do with pressure on the ulna nerve (in the elbow) and the way it connects at the top of the neck -- related to poor posture / computer use though.