I've hesitated to put in my two cents on this topic because it seems so off
topic -- HOWEVER, in the hope that it will help someone: carpal tunnel
syndrome is very often associated with autoimmune thyroid diseases like
Graves' Disease and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. If you've gone for years doing
what art teachers do without a problem and are suddenly dealing with this
and have a few other strange things going on physically, consider having
your thyroid function tested.