What was that about last night?........

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   Posted 2/8/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
In the middle of the night I woke up to this awful pain in my entire left arm (shoulder to my hand). It felt like a very deep ache. Almost like a crushing pain. I was able to fall back to sleep and when I woke up this morning it was gone. I still feel it a bit in my shoulder.
Who gets this? And what the heck is it?

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   Posted 2/8/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Call your doctor or go to the ER to make sure you didn't have a heart related episode.
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   Posted 2/8/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I would tell your Dr right away to. I have been having kinda the same pain. It does cripple my fingers and it comes and goes. My DR told me it is like Corpral tunnel but in my elbow. I get the sharp pain in my elbow to my finger and I now have a constant pain in my shoulder ,some days I cannot use my arm at all. You may be having something else so check with DR.
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   Posted 2/8/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
YES, Redrose is right.  If you ever get that again, go to the ER immediately.  Any kind of left arm pain like that needs attention.  Better to be safe than sorry.
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   Posted 2/8/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate the ER....I went to the ER a total of 4 times in 2 months and all they did was stick me with a IV and sent me on my way! Now I hestitate.

I don't know if you guys remember but the pain feels just like the pain I had after I worked out at the gym. Remember when I had a deep ache in my knees and legs? It's like that.

I think it's my shoulder and elbow. I have it right now, but not as bad as last night.

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   Posted 2/8/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Lots of people with lupus also have APS (anti-phospholipid antibodies) or anti-cardiolipid antibodies. This causes THICK, STICKY BLOOD. It cause heart attacks and strokes even in young people. Ginny had a stroke from this (see her signature).

DON'T fool around with this. Get to the hospital or a doctor and get checked.


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   Posted 2/9/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Rosie and the others are correct. This is not something to mess with. You might actually be having a heart attack or stroke right now. Go to the ER now and don't let them ignore you. Women have very different symptoms than men when having heart attack or stroke. This is no time to wait it out.

Please go right now and let us know what happened when you get back.

I will keep you in my prayers.
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