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I have had the CTS for about 6 months now.
I have HBP, am hypothyroid, gluten-sensitive, problem sleeping well, abnormal Cholesterol ratios- taking acebutolol 300 mg bid, Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg OD, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg OD, ASA 81 mg OD, Synthroid 0.125 mg OD, alprazolam 0.5 mg bid, niacin 1000 mg tid, zopiclone 11.25 mg at night.
also take EFA's, Co Enzyme Q10, Multi vits, ester-C, Cal Mg (enhanced), Vit E (Mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols), Chromium and Vanadium supp., Vit B complex!
As a neurologist I can tell you that "Carpal Solution" described above as "effective" is nothing more than a gimmick that will cost about $150-200.It has been FDA-registered which essentially means nothing. It hasn't been studied by anyone other than its manufacturer, has not been even cleared by the FDA as safe, although it may be as safe as it is ineffective.Those patients who felt hopeful and even desperate to try it because they suffered and posted reviews, they voice their disappointment and how it was a waste of their time and money. It isn't even applied on the wrist where the pinching of the nerve occurs. Their claim that it stretches or reshapes tissues is fiction.You may find some "positive" reviews but you can be sure these did not come from customers.If you are looking for alternative treatments -- massage and acupuncture, in addition to bracing, stretching and occupational therapy are much more likely to bring relief that "carpal solution".At some point the pressure on the median nerve from the surrounding tissue is so great that the only intervention that will work is surgery done by a specialized hand surgeon.The degree of nerve damage is evaluated by doing a test called EMG (electromyography) which you may have already had.Corticosteroid injections can be tried as well before surgical intervention.I hope this helps.