Re: pain and numbness in both hands

December 2, 2010 at 12:25 am

It’s been over 1 1/2 years for me now and though I have improved-my hands have gotten worse. Most of my typing is now done w/ two fingers. Even though my cidp has put me into a wheelchair, my hands are currently my biggest problem. I have told my husband I could learn to deal w/ not being able to walk if I could just get rid of all the nerve pain. The intensity changes throughout the day. Though my hands feel numb- I can feel things that I touch and can feel if I am touched. I no longer drop dishes but sometimes my hands shake so bad, I am not able to eat certain foods- or carry my own beverage. (I spill it all over). I use a power chair. My legs from my knees down remain partially numb as well. I have explained some of the nerve pain like this to my family: It’s like I am holding on to an electric fence or stuck a bobby pin in a light socket. It also feels like when you’ve left the dentist and you keep tapping your jaw because it’s partially numb—-but my lower legs will not wake up and my hands are driving me BATTY! Lots of sadness happening now. Probably because I expected to be healed by now. Using hands seems to intensify pain.