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RSI pain increasing

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Seanh153, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Seanh153

    Seanh153 Peer Supporter

    I've been battling RSI in both hands for 6 months, which has been constant pain, even at rest. X ray came back normal and 2 specialists confirmed no tendinopathy of the hand. Because of this I think I most likely have TMS, and for the past few days have resumed normal activity (typing on a keyboard full-time and using my old mouse). I even spent a couple of hours gaming earlier without much pain.

    The problem I have is that my pain has increased dramatically at rest - I get pain all through my hands, forearms and elbows. In my mind I'm trying to convince myself that this is because my mind isn't occupied and I'm thinking about my pain again, but I'm still worried because most of the success stories I've read had people with their pain reducing rather rather increasing, especially at rest. I'm still extremely stressed/anxious so this may also have something to do with it. Does anybody have any experience with this?
  2. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    It can very well be that when your hands are at rest, your mind is at rest too, and it immediately focuses on your symptoms. What you are describing about your symptoms indicates a clear picture of TMS. Be patient, stay the course, try to reduce your anxiety. It may take months to heal completely, do not panic! I healed from neuropathy, and you can do it, too!
  3. Seanh153

    Seanh153 Peer Supporter

    I'm finding it really hard to fight through the pain. I've gone back to normal mousing/typing (which isn't too painful while doing it) but afterwards the pain is horrible in my hand and wrist joints. I'm constantly thinking about how I should just switch back to using voice for typing. The pain is setting my anxiety off really badly, which is probably making it worse. Maybe I'm trying to do too much to start with :/
  4. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Fighting through will not get you anywhere. It is all mental, you may be too angry or frustrated about your pain and it only fuels it more. You should focus not on jumping back to activities but on your mental health.

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