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Old 05-21-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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Re: sudden weakness in shoulders and arms


I'm sorry about the problems you are having. But believe me you are not alone!
I get all kinds of weird anxiety symptoms and they include weakness and numbness in certain parts of the body and the feeling of passing out. I just had an attack Friday night. Both of my arms felt weak and heavy then I started losing sensation in both of my hands. I went into the bathroom to try to calm myself down because I that point I felt faint too. After about 20 minutes I got myself under control and the feelings subsided.
You know I really believe sometimes these symptoms can come on because of lack of sleep. I had a rough week and found it hard to sleep all week. I think the stress just built up with lack of sleep and triggered all of these symptoms.
I hope you feel better. Take care of yourself--try to eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and get a lot of rest and sleep.