I had this, too. It was the worst in 2012. The numbness was on both hands and would go up my arms. I had carpel tunnel- like symptoms too, although it wasn't true carpel tunnel. (That's actually come back somewhat in the last week.) In 2012, I was given a wrist thing to wear on the right hand, which was the worst. Wore it for 2 weeks and it worked. I wore it again after that for brief periods when it flared up again. I would try to relax my hands and keep them down by my side, but I don't remember if it did much good. Seems like sleeping with my head elevated helped some.