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Old 03-12-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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This is going to sound really weird. My hands aren't working right. I can't type like I used to. I was a fast typist----fingers flying across the keyboard near 100wpm. Now I feel like I have to hit the keys hard. I keep missing letters because the fingers aren't hitting keys hard enough. It's very frustrating. There's no pain. Not carpel tunnel. Not stiff. Not swollen. Nothing like that. Is a sudden decrease in motor skills like typing a symptom of something?
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Maybe one of these?

Stiffness or decreased movement, Unable to grip (hands) and Weakness: Common Related Medical Conditions

Pray it isn't this:
Symptoms - The ALS Association
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: In a house
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It's Old Timer's Disease.

Mine are doing that too. I can't blame it on the newfangled keyboards either because this is the same keyboard I've had for the past 7 years.

We're getting OLD. I can't even chalk it up to bad hand-eye coordination because I don't look at the keyboard when I'm typing, and never did.

Come sit next to me on the porch bench and we'll quilt while we wait for our dentu-cream to set, dearie.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Its the computer. It doesn't work right. And it gets worse as time goes by. Its not your hands. Its the doggone computer keyboards they are making these days. Part of the problem is the keys are not the same distance apart as on a typewriter, so your reach for the key is not what it should be. And having to press too hard might mean your keyboard needs cleaning. Mine does that all the time. Especially the shift key and the o key.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Perhaps, and especially if it came out of nowhere, its due to stroke activity.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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This is going to sound really weird. My hands aren't working right. I can't type like I used to. I was a fast typist----fingers flying across the keyboard near 100wpm. Now I feel like I have to hit the keys hard. I keep missing letters because the fingers aren't hitting keys hard enough. It's very frustrating. There's no pain. Not carpel tunnel. Not stiff. Not swollen. Nothing like that. Is a sudden decrease in motor skills like typing a symptom of something?
My hands got weird before I was diagnosed with MS. I am right handed and couldn't write or put on mascara easily at all with my right hand, my left was fine (1st clue something was wrong). They weren't numb and didn't hurt, they just didn't work. After some time they did go back to normal, my guess is it happened when the inflammation in my body lessened. Get it checked out.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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or it could be carpal tunnel, but regardless, yes,get it checked and no, don't panic. There are so many possibilities, most are not a matter of life or death....
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