I'm 7 weeks in. Breastfeeding. My wrists and forearms feel like they are on fire. It's particularly bad in the mornings. I mentioned it at 6 weeks check, doc wasn't very concerned and said to come back if it doesn't get better in a few weeks.
Searching online I've found a few people had the same and said it's caused by hormones.
I guess I'm asking is there any magic cure other than ibuprofen and time?
I have joint pain which the doctor and my physio have said it's probably caused by my hypermobile joints and breastfeeding relaxing then even further. A bit different to you though as mine got bad at 4 months pp, and I'm now 9 months pp. I hope yours clears up soon, I've found baths help it and warm/ cool packs too. Also I am doing postnatal Pilates to help strengthen around be joint.
You've probably still got a few additional hormones. Often pregnancy can cause carpal tunnel and when you bf your body continues to produce relaxin (sp?) causing your joints to pop etc. Also general holds and holding a baby can bring up all sorts of aches and pains from using normally unused muscles too xxx
I had very sore wrists when mine were little- they were cause by picking the babies up constantly. It was a sort of RSI. I cured it by taking their weight by picking them up by the front of their babygros then sliding the other hand underneath.
Be careful not to do it if the babygro fastens down the back, though!
I had horrendous wrist pain that started while I was pregnant and continued while I was breast feeding. No doc could diagnose it, I went to physio and that didn't help at all. Then eventually I saw a locum doctor who diagnosed it as de guervains tenosinivitis (so?) and prescribed a 2 week course of ibuprofen, which pretty much cured it. I think he did say that he would have prescribed a stonger anti inflammatory if I hadn't been breast feeding.