I am 46, work from home transcribing audio, and often work 14 hours a day.
For the last 2 weeks when i have been working long hours my hands won't 'listen' to my brain, and my eyes are also affected (I am 'squint' in my left eye and when this happens it 'sees' better than the dominant right eye.) My speech also becomes 'scrambled' or I either can't speak or stutter.
I have mild CTS, but when this happens there is a 'blockage' between my brain and my hands, my fingers/hands become uncoordinated and I can't control them.
Is this just due to extreme tiredness, or should i be concerned? Please advise. I'm a single parent and sole breadwinner, so I have to be healthy enough to go on working.
My keboard is flat, up is worse, and I recently bought a roll-up keyboard which is completely flat, but am getting used to it when I'm not working to a deadline, and it is very different - will get there in the end.
I have a high back chair with a pillow behind me. It's mainly the hand on the mouse that acts up, but I fractured my little finger on my left hand in December, and now it hurts less if I semi-immobilise it when I type.
I don't take frequent breaks, just to make tea or go to the loo. A deadline is a deadline, and one has to meet it! (I work for myself)
A warm towel is wonderful for aching neck and shoulders, by the way!