hi all I'm new here, i found the page while searching the net for help or just ideas how i can manage my pain.
Mid last year i started getting left hand pain which started by just throbbing then shooting pain up my left arm, it would get so bad that the only thing i could do was go to bed and try and sleep through it. Im on a computer all day at work last year was poetically busy, and i think is is when my pain started. now I'm right handed so that confused me bit but makes sense as i type a lot. now i started relying on my right hand for literally everything... my right hand started getting pain around the beginning of this year. especially when using a mouse at work, the pain in my right hand is different to the one in my left hand/arm. its more of a cramp-fatigue pain it reminds me of when i was a child and went on a ride at a fun fare and was holding so tight onto the ride that my hands where painful but once i got off they were fine, now my right hand feels like that constantly sometimes the pain travels to my fingers and i have to shake my hand to make it hurt less. now iv had all the tests done on my left hand by a hand specialist but they found nothing and i have been taking amitriptyline for a year now which dulls the left hand pain and helps me sleep. now whatever i take for my right hand the pain doesn't go away,its so frustrating in everyday as gp's have said they can't diagnose either hand and "i should be glad that thats the case" well I'm not because its causing an issue at my work with my attendance which is stressing me out as there is literally nothing i can do to get rid of this. i do feel that I'm not getting the best support or help from my gp. Its my first week back to work after a month signed off, day 3 and I'm struggling, this is affecting everything i do, i can't wash dishes or carry this because my hands just can't handle anything heavy and I'm always aware of them especially my left hand as i don't want it to flare up (sharp shooting & throbbing pain up my left hand & arm). washing my hair is a struggle, driving etc i could go on. i feel so bad for my husband as he does absolutely everything from cleaning to cooking, if i am cooking i need him to help me stir. frustration isn't even the word its beyond that. i really want to find the cure.. so if anyone has any ideas please advise.