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Arm numb

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  • Posted By: thewalrus
  • September 6, 2007
  • 02:51 AM

Just today, the muscle(s) under my shoulder blade started twitching. It was very fast, came in sets of about 6 or 7. It did this a few times, but just after the last one, my arm went numb. On that same side, my side is starting to numb under my armpit (I hate to be blunt like that).

What was also strange, I felt a little naseus before, and pain in my lower abdomen.

I haven't been able to concentrate lately. Normally, I'm incredible at math, but I haven't been able to study or think well lately, and got a 70% of my calc test (I know, I know, it seems okay but not when the test was a basic limits test).

I'm sort of scared. I looked at a website and basically, it showed me uremia, but I'm no doctor and I don't want to diagnose myself.

I know there's another person with muscle spasms, but it seems like the situation is a bit different.

I'm 17, my parents don't have health insurance and I'm broke until tomorrow, but even then I don't think I could cover any sort of problem like this.

Any other thoughts?

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  • Are you a high school or college student? If you are in college you might be able to purchase insurance through your school cheaper than you would on your own. Visit the nurse if you are in high school and explain your situation to her. She might be able to guide you towards some community resources for people in your situation. Hope this helps! Jo
    jojom0405 15 Replies
    • September 9, 2007
    • 01:18 AM
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  • My boyfriend recently felt a tingling up his left arm and side, which spread slightly to his shoulder, neck, and thigh. He went to the Dr and she said he was having muscle spasms in his neck- she said they were most likely caused by some sort of continuous straining (he thinks its from looking up at the TV near the ceiling at his work every night). To treat his spasms, she put him on a large dose of steroids (calms them down, I guess). So far he says he's seeing a little progress... dont know if this helps you any, but it can be a start. The steroids only cost $8, and the appointment (he doesnt have insurance either) was $165...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 3, 2007
    • 07:34 PM
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