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    Old 07-27-2020, 07:45 AM   #1
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    Increasing pain and numbness

    I have been experiencing on and off numbness and weakness in my right hand in the past 2 weeks. When I grip something with my right hand for more than a few minutes, my right hand begins to feel weak and then starts to feel numb from my fingers through my wrist and occasionally to my elbow. The only finger that seems somewhat unaffected is my pinky. This morning I am noticing I'm having difficulty holding my pen to write. I cannot use my right (dominant) hand for more than a few minutes without this happening and it is beginning to impact my ability to carry out tasks. I have not started to take anything new/stopped taking anything I normally take and have not altered my activity level. I have also began to feel sluggish and tired more often, with painful joints in the mornings and increased difficulty staying asleep and I feel less and less refreshed upon waking. I am not sure if these symptoms are related, but they all seem to be "worsening" at the same time and at the same rate.

    Anyone have any thoughts what could cause this?

     
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    Old 07-27-2020, 10:51 AM   #2
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    Re: Increasing pain and numbness

    First thoughts are what meds are you on?

    Do you possibly have repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel or arm, elbow, shoulder, neck type issues?

    Have you changed your diet to exclude grains, etc? You should see your doctor for a full blood work-up that includes B vitamins, D and whatever else that could be nerve related.

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