Left arm pain and swelling

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   Posted 4/5/2015 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I woke up three days ago with pain in my left arm. I originally thought I slept wrong on my arm but the pain is not going away. I have tingling in the arm sometimes and I can not put any weight on it. If I try to snap or unsnap my bra I am in pain. If I lift it to high I am in pain. Tonight I notice slightly swelling in the arm.

Do any of you guys have this? Should I call my doc or go to the ER?

Fibro, IgA Nephropathy and possible lupus diagnosis
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   Posted 4/5/2015 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I would set up an appointment with your regular Dr. I doesn't sound like any kind of an emergency that the ER could treat.
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   Posted 4/6/2015 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had a couple of attacks like that after doing too much with that arm. I had to rub my arm down with Bengay, place ice bags on it, and do gentle massages.
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