Found out I have carpal tunnel *updated* Ive been having problems with my wrists and hands lately. Achey, burning pin, numb fingers. Starting to shoot up into my elbows. Big reason Im a lurker and dont post all that much. Well I went to the Dr yesterday for it, and have been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel, advanced in the right had. THOUGH, there is a possibility of Early Onset Arthritus, as I do have other joint issues as well. Not happy. They have given me meds, I start physical therapy in a week. I go back in a month and if has not improved I have to take time off work, and if it still doesnt improve I have to have surgery. The only way to know if it is the 2nd diagnosis is if the surgery fails. So Im stressed. Of course this happens AFTER we just bought a car that my income pays for. Ive been trying to get a hold of my mom, as even though I am 30 in 3 weeks, I still like to hear Moms voice if I am upset, but we keep playing phone tag and she lives 2500 miles away. Well, at least dont have to take out the garbage any longer, as I am not allowed to lift anything unless I have to. I dont know, Im just stressed. Im Bipolar, though Ive been more depressed than anything else for about the last year. Seems like everything always happens at once, you know? She also prescribed me an anti depressant, though I have to really monitor my mood to make sure that it doesnt send me into any mnaic episodes, since it wont be traeying the bipolor, just the depression. Has anyone else here had carpal tunnel and how did/did you deal with it? I type 40 hours a week for my job. What about arthritus, at a young age? that is what is really scary to me.