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Old 04-26-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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What could this be?

Hello everyone,

I wonder if you might be able to help me.

I was diagnosed with severe hypertension in December and put on several blood pressure/heart medications. About two weeks later, my left arm started tingling and has not stopped since. The tingling is concentrated in the forearm and hand mostly, involving ALL five digits. There's numbness that comes and goes; the tingling sensation is constant.
Only one arm is involved.

Though not exactly painful, it can be extremely unpleasant, itchy and very annoying. The tingling seems more pronounced when I lift the arm above my head, or during physical activities (such as walking).

Because I was forced to deal with several more pressing medical issues at the time, nothing at all was done about my arm. (It was ignored by everyone despite my repeated complaints). Now, 4 months later, I am told I'll probably have to wait 4 months (if not longer) before a neurologist can see me. I find that ridiculous and very, very frustrating!

I have some muscle weakness, aches and pains that come & go. I believe those are the side effects of some of the meds I am on. I don't think, however, that the tingling is a side effect. It's more like some type of neurological damage.

Isn't it strange the tingling is confined to one extremity only?
Can some BP meds or statins cause this type of damage?
What does the neurological testing usually involve? Which test are used?
Is it likely this will simply go away on its own?

Thanks for your help!

 
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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Re: What could this be?

I don't know if it's a side effect of medication or not, but I would suggest trying a chiropractor. It could be something as simple as a pinched nerve that could be fixed easily with a minor adjustment.
good luck!

 
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Re: What could this be?

Thanks, Rose.

I have not thought of that!

 
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