Thank you. Does the pain sometimes last all day? I feel the muscle (I think that is what it is) all the way from my 2 last fingers up through my arm.....I can't seem to shake the feeling off. Though, it's only really bothersome when I am stiff or sore.... It is not the dead arm feeling, but just a "gotta shake it off" one that I can't seem to get rid of.
yeah, I guess you could call it a cord feeling.
I do work with computers, but I have been out of work for a year now. and I believe it started when I was I out of work for a year (my health seems to allow me to work for one year at a time, with a year off in-between lately.)
oooh, when i was at the stables w/ my honey, this horse had a doughnut around it's wrists on her 2 front legs. i asked the vet what for....he said that horses tend to sleep w/ their wrists tucked in & they develop nerve damage & arthritis from it!
so it's kinda like what happens when we sleep on our arms, nerves get compressed, you get the pins n needles thing.
i would guess it is most likely positional and small vessel and nerve related.
I guess I shouldn't have called it "tingles" - it is just this strange dead painful feeling (I know, how can something be painful AND feel dead? I can't explain it other than the pain might be mental because it feels like my arm isn't there....) It's not like my leg falling asleep that HURTS to wake it back up with the feeling of pins and needles going throught foot and leg.
Well, it's usually the middle of the night - so it is dark and I'm freaking out waking up with no arm. I can't recall if I need my good arm to get it itially moving (though, I'm usually running around in the dark - so, it's probably flinging around on its own! )
It is not the arm I typically got infusions in. I do have and off and on choleterol problem.
It's, thankfully, not all the time, but I do seem to go through spurts of it.....hmmm, I'll have to try and pay attention to when they occur - am I on the computer more then, am I having a flare....
It comes and goes...I haven't had it happen in a few weeks -but lately I've been dealing with pinched nerves and such. Neck, shoulder, back/sciatic, feet, calves....ugh.
We've actually had a lot of rain lately...it's been killing me. It makes me so unbelievably tired, our weather has been up and down - one day rainy and frosty, the next warm, followed by very chilly....can't keep up, making body a mess. Could be worse, I know....I am definitely the weather reader...I know when the rain is coming, even when it's not predicted yet!
Hope you are feeling better these days Erin.