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Tingling, Numbness in Hand/Arm

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  • Posted By: mma9594630
  • February 17, 2009
  • 10:39 PM

October 20th, I had what the doctors thought was a small stroke where I lost control of the right side of my body for approx. 45 minutes. I had ultrasounds, cat scans, echocardiogram, everything except a MRI because I have a Cochlear Implaint. They found nothing and determined it had been either a TIA or a Focal Seizure Episode. Then, around the middle of December, I started having a little tingling and numbness in my left hand (I am right-handed). At first, I thought it was a pinched nerve from moving heavy boxes, but it persisted and began to feel more like your arm and hand feel if they fall asleep and are waking up. I consulted my family doctor and he thought it was carpal tunnel. Because I am Type 2 Diabetes, I wanted to be sure it wasn't something else.

I've had electric shock testing, needles stuck in me, another cat scan, bloodwork, everything. It's definitely NOT carpal tunnel or diabetes and I don't have enough symptoms for it to be MS. I have full circulation. I have no pinched nerves or dislocations. :confused: They have no idea what it is. I have full use of my hand, it just feels like I'm wearing a heavy glove. I'm at my wit's end.

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