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I know some swelling is normal but my hands are still pretty swollen and there's pain throughout my wrists. I feel pain/soreness in my joints and when I pick up something like a gallon of milk/water the pain gets really bad and I almost drop whatever I'm holding. Anyone have any experience with this? Should I call the doctor about it?
Eclampsia is something to rule out, but i think it sounds more like carpel tunnel which should subside after the fluid leaves your body.... If you get a headache or see spots, with right upper stomach pain-I sould see your doc immed. But if its just your hands, I would call on monday for an appt.....hope you feel better soon!
Just lurking. Ditto to Jess. That sounds exactly like carpal tunnel. I've had it for the past month or so, and this past week it just got bad enough to start really hurting. Hurts a bunch right when I wake up, when I pick up milk, etc. Sometimes the pain radiates up to my elbows. If you had it before you delivered, I wouldn't worry. It normally clears up within a few weeks of birth. If this is new, I would touch base with my OB. For now get some wrist braces. They really help to support that nerve in your arm.
Yeah I've had it for a few years now and have a brace I wear to work sometimes for my left hand. I can't believe I didn't think about it before now. The pain only radiates when I have to close my hand around something to pick it up, but I'm still careful when I pick up Jaxon because I definitely don't want anything happening to him.