Anyone ever heard of thoracic outlet syndrome? It’s an impingement in nerves / arteries (in my case just nerves) anywhere in the thoracic outlet region. I was diagnosed with this a few years ago and had two surgeries from a top doctor to correct the issue and a few years later I have no improvement whatsoever and the doctor doesn’t have any explanations. Basically, if I lift my arms or do anything overhead like just brushing my teeth, my arms go numb in 10 to 15 seconds, which eventually will lead to tingling but the type of tingling you get after your foot/arm goes to sleep and wakes up.
I was thinking people with lyme and coinfections also have numbness/tingling as a symptom right? Could this and thoracic outlet syndrome be related in any way?
I always dismissed my numbness stemming from lyme and coinfections because the numbness only occurs positionally when I raise my arms. I figured people who have this symptom from lyme and coinfections have it all the time, wheres as I only have it when it’s inconvenient for me like doing tasks, etc.
But given the surgeries didn’t work at all and the doctor doesn't have an explanation, I’m now wondering if this could be a possible symptom from lyme, babesia, and bartonella that I have. Thoughts? Keep in mind, it's only positional.
Post Edited (cppoly) : 6/26/2019 6:30:33 AM (GMT-6)