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Pain - Mainly in left arm but also elsewhere

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 6, 2011
  • 07:47 AM

Hello, I am hoping maybe I can find some answers about the pain I've been experiencing. Sorry for the length, but I'd like to give background and share as much as I can to figure out this issue.

Previously and randomly I had gotten arm pains in my left forearm. They would usually just go away though and not last long. It is hard to tell if it's my muscle hurting or what... almost like a shooting pain a bit though.

On Dec 26th, 2010, after a hike I came home and my left forearm pain started. However for the first time, the pain lingered up to my upper arm and I had some tingling in my fingertips. I got dizzy and felt as though I would pass out and then threw up. Because these are symptoms of a heart attack, I checked into the emergency room. While there, all my tests came back normal. EKG, CAT scan (head only) etc. and I have ruled out heart related issues.

From the 26th to the 30th, the arm pains had been pretty consistent, and it is usually in my left forearm.

THEN, on Thursday the 30th at about 4am I got a horrible flu from my boyfriend, which I believe was the norroviris. I checked into urgent care to treat dehydration and have had a horrible time coping with it. It is now the 6 or 7 days since and I have been so weak, had horrible gas, and lots of trouble coping.

I'm getting stronger and stronger now finally, but I'm scared because my arm pain is still affecting me. Mainly, I feel pain in my forearm; However I have felt pain also in different places: my right arm and wrist, digits of my fingers, and once maybe my ankle a bit. And it is hard to tell what is causing it. The pain seems to be so random and not caused by anything specific. Besides the pains, I'm not really having other symptoms, but have felt tired and rundown since the 26th. (esp. after the flu of coarse)

There are so many causes for arm and muscle pains and after such a horrible flu I'm wondering if I should wait awhile, or go see a doctor soon. I don't have medical insurance and can't really afford it. If anyone can think of something... or maybe if someone has experienced something similar, I'd really love and appreciate hearing about it.

Thank you very much, Catherine

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