Mine started on my third trimester. My right hand tingled a lot, but if I stretch my hand the tingle slowly goes away. My left hand was a bit more different. It really HURT and no amount of stretching will make the pain go away. I rest every couple of mouthfuls when I eat because of the pain, and writing in my journal takes forever because I had to rest every few words (and my handwriting became terrible).
The occupational therapist I saw advised me to use a splint, which I was able to obtain from the local pharmacy. It has a metal bar and velcro straps. The metal bar can be switched so that you can use it for either your left or right hand. You have to be careful when you pick up bub while you are using it though. Because I really, really needed it. I didn't take it off when I picked up bub to nurse and it was really difficult to do that without any kind of wrist action. So I take it off when I need to, and put it back again as soon as I could.
I have used the splint for two months until I read about Baltic amber. At the time, I was looking for natural teething solutions until I read that Baltic Amber also helps with carpel tunnel. I gave it a go. On my second day of using it, I was in Pilates class and I remember one of the ladies asked me about my necklace (I had forgotten to take it off) and I told her it was for my carpel tunnel and I remember saying to her that I can still feel the symptoms, but has definitely reduced.
It has been three weeks now. I still feel the symptoms now and again but the only times it really hit me is when I forget to wear it (I take it off before I shower). I honestly feel so much better. I haven't touched my splint since the Baltic Amber necklace.
I have been obsessed about Baltic amber ever since. Here are a couple of websites, if you are interested:
(I have purchased teething necklaces, anklets and my necklace from these shops)
All the best, and I hope this helps. smile