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Trapped nerve any one ?

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Got to about 11:00 am and the pain going down my arm was bonkers . Missus took me to A+E . By now it had spread to both arms and shoulders , backs of hands . given Oramorph , Neproxen and Paracetamol . Lost all movement in left hand and numb down both arms .   No sleep , just walking the house . Eventually the horrendous pain subsided movement returned to hand and I am left with sharp electric like shocks down arms into back of hands and across shoulders , hips , bum cheeks and down one leg if I make any " extreem " movements . E.G. putting on a T shirt sets it off . It lasts for a few seconds . It a bastard .

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20 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Got to about 11:00 am and the pain going down my arm was bonkers . Missus took me to A+E . By now it had spread to both arms and shoulders , backs of hands . given Oramorph , Neproxen and Paracetamol . Lost all movement in left hand and numb down both arms .   No sleep , just walking the house . Eventually the horrendous pain subsided movement returned to hand and I am left with sharp electric like shocks down arms into back of hands and across shoulders , hips , bum cheeks and down one leg if I make any " extreem " movements . E.G. putting on a T shirt sets it off . It lasts for a few seconds . It a bastard .

Feel for ya stubby I've had a nerve problem for nearly 28yrs now and it's evil,it really does feel like electric shocks and unfortunately for my problem painkillers do nothing

 

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Just now, gary112 said:

Feel for ya stubby I've had a nerve problem for nearly 28yrs now and it's evil,it really does feel like electric shocks and unfortunately for my problem painkillers do nothing

 

Oh . I am sorry to hear that Gary . I am 66 and it is a first for me . Also I forgot to say it seems to have affected my vocal chords . I have partially lost my voice although I have no pain in my throat . Odd .

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8 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Oh . I am sorry to hear that Gary . I am 66 and it is a first for me . Also I forgot to say it seems to have affected my vocal chords . I have partially lost my voice although I have no pain in my throat . Odd .

Odd one about your voice,I lost my leg in accident and I get phantom pains and there's nothing you can do to stop it,and I often have 2or3nights not sleeping because of it but can go 6mths with nothing it's strange

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One positive thing maybe is they let you out of Hospital?...Did you have a scan and get the results? When I have been to hospital with similar symptoms other than the voice bit they  mri scanned me, put me on a ward until a neurologist was available and then sent me home as I did not need immediate attention (which is f-ing brilliant in world of neurology from my experiences), and I did get better with pain meds and taking it easy. 

 

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3 hours ago, Woodlover said:

One positive thing maybe is they let you out of Hospital?...Did you have a scan and get the results? When I have been to hospital with similar symptoms other than the voice bit they  mri scanned me, put me on a ward until a neurologist was available and then sent me home as I did not need immediate attention (which is f-ing brilliant in world of neurology from my experiences), and I did get better with pain meds and taking it easy. 

 

Second the comments by Woodlover. 

 

See your GP ASAP and get a referral to a specialist while you still have the symptoms.  The fact it's affected your vocal chords is a strong clue as to where the problem might lie.  The nerves that radiate off the spine are arranged a bit like a circuit diagram.

 

It may not even be a trapped nerve - may be something transient [like a virus].

 

Important to get an accurate diagnosis - and then treatment that leads to a long term solution. 

 

An MRI and some blood tests would be a start. 

 

Hope it improve quickly.  These things are not nice.

 

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5 hours ago, Bunzena said:

Second the comments by Woodlover. 

 

See your GP ASAP and get a referral to a specialist while you still have the symptoms.  The fact it's affected your vocal chords is a strong clue as to where the problem might lie.  The nerves that radiate off the spine are arranged a bit like a circuit diagram.

 

It may not even be a trapped nerve - may be something transient [like a virus].

 

Important to get an accurate diagnosis - and then treatment that leads to a long term solution. 

 

An MRI and some blood tests would be a start. 

 

Hope it improve quickly.  These things are not nice.

 

Yep I too wondered if it might be a virus . My brother had Guillain Barre and had to learn to walk again . I did not witness it as he lives in Aus .  All the above is in hand . Seen GP twice , seen physio ( they agreed nerve damage but could not pin point the source ) .  seeing a spine consultant on Wednesday as my GP thinks it might be a disk in my neck ...

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