In 2011 I started having severe pain in my right hand (dominant) and the symptoms were consistent with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I had the necessary tests done, the diagnosis was confirmed and surgery was performed.
It is now 2 (almost 3) years later. The initial symptoms were somewhat fixed. But now I have severe, chronic pain in both of my hands and wrists. If I write more than 2 sentences my hand is overcome with severe cramping pain that feels warm internally but not externally. My hands ache severely when I am not using them. There is consistent pain in my hands 24/7 and it demolished my grades when I was in high school to the point where I had to drop a class for an F and I requested for adjustments when taking my AP Literature and Composition test since there were 3+ handwritten essays with little time to complete them. I did not get the adjustments I needed and did not pass. I have no idea what's wrong with me. I've had xrays, mris, eegs, blood tests, nerve blocks, and prescriptions for at least a dozen different medications over 2 years. No neurological problems, no physical abnormalities that would require surgery, 6 months of physical therapy left me with "little to no change" in my wrist/hand condition. And it has grown steadily worse, even though I'm not in school at the moment. I was finally referred to a pain clinic, and so far nothing has worked. I've been seeing them for almost a year. They aren't trying to diagnosis whatever is wrong with me; they're just trying to treat the symptoms.