Carpal tunnel can cause a myriad of symptoms. they can differ from hand to hand! They can radiate up into the elbow.
It's all the median nerve that is affected. It can certainly affect one or all fingers, or no fingers. It can cause burning, pain, numbness, heaviness, itchiness, hotness, cold, etc.
I know a lot of people with carpal tunnel ... it's different for each of them.
Again, I promise you, you do not have rabies
Now, you need to be good to yourself....and tell yourself not to worry. You are okay !!! Try not to obsess about the feelings ....and perhaps visit a doctor who specializes in carpal tunnel. They can give you a brace to wear that will keep your hand in position so it isn't so painful. Also, typing away at the computer doesn't help!
If you have SIRI you can dictate your postings so you won't have to type.
It seems that with all the typing/texting people do, carpal tunnel is more prevalent- so many people have it. It is caused by repetitive motion.