I gave birth to my baby girl on Nov. 6th, and a week later noticed my hands getting numb, tingly, very swollen and painful. I called the office of my OB and the nurse told me that the dr advised me to ice/heat and take motrin as he felt it was carpal tunnel brought on post delivery. I was thinking it was maybe a side affect from the epidural...but my sister said she too got this carpal tunnel after her child was born. She said it didnt seem as bad as mine is. Does anyone else have an experience such as this? I sometimes have problems picking up my baby...or holding the bottle before my hands go numb. Do I need to seek help beyond taking Motrin? Doesnt seem to be helping at this point. Does anyone know how long this should last?
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