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Upper Extremity, Numbling & Tingling undiagnosed

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  • Posted By: bayoubabe
  • November 2, 2006
  • 02:26 AM

I am a 44 year old female. I went to my PCP, I have numbing and tingling in my left arm from my fingertips to my shouldblade, it is intermittent, sometimes in my hand, sometimes just my elbow, sometimes in my shoulder, sometimes all at the same time! I have mobility issues with the arm, i'll go grasp something and sometimes my grasp will slip. or, if i reach to put the top to a sandwhich i am making, the cross over action and going to grip is sometimes difficult.

I am on naproxen and on some night time nerve medication.

I went to the orthopedist who did not find anything wrong with me except symptoms I am describing above. He took xrays of my neck and upper spine. all looked good he said.

I am now scheduled to go to a neurologist on monday to get and EMG and another test done.

I recently had a flu shot about a month ago, and do not know if those symptoms are a result of the flu shot or not.

I have been having the symptoms for about two weeks now.

Tonite, I notced a bunch of fever blisters (like 10-12) emerging on my upper/lower lips. I took a Valtrex that I had for this.

Any suggestions ? I'm open to all. Thanks in advance. Bayoubabe

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