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Help Please. Numbness in both forearms, some in lips (I think)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 14, 2009
  • 01:28 AM


About 1 month ago my left arm starting hurting all the way from the shoulder to the wrist. It stayed that way for a few days and hurt the most when I tried to extend it. Then it became numb from the inside wrist area to the inside elbow. I'm also having a "sunburn" feeling on the top of my arm and even my bicept. Then a few days ago I started to feel a very slight numbness in my right fingertips and some tingling in my right arm.

I've been researching a lot on the internet and I'm paranoid that it is something bad like ALS or a brain tumor. I went to an orthopedic doctor twice and he X-rayed it and my neck and sees nothing abnormal. Gave me a steroid pack and it had no effect. He has referred me to a neurologist but my appointment isn't until next week.

Also lately I feel like my top right lip is a little numb causing me to speak funny. This symptom really worries me since trouble speaking is a ALS symptom and I'm really not sure if my lip is numb or if it is psychological. My left arm seems a little better but still hurts when I extend it fully. Feels "tight".

I'm 39 years old and in great health otherwise.

Any thoughts?


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  • New symptom started today. tingly right thigh and I may be crazy, but I think I even have some numbness in my tongue.Anyone?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 01:00 AM
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  • This is called neuropathy, and many things can cause it. Try here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000593.htm
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 05:30 PM
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