For several months I've been waking up with my entire left arm (from shoulder to all five fingertips) with tingling, numbness, and a dull ache. Last night it woke me up several times.
It's afternoon for me and the dull ache and tingling is still there. The sensations are becoming more frequent.
Besides being a busy mom I have a part time job that is very physically demanding and when I get home I am filthy, exhausted, and aching all over. I feel older than my forty years. The job includes heavy lifting at a fast pace.
I don't want to discuss this with any of my family because if I mention these symptoms they will automatically assume its something cardiac related (I have a significant family history of it).
Is it easy to confuse angina with a pinched nerve?