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    Unhappy Any one know what this might be

    Hi all
    Got Drs. appt. next week and fed up of being fobbed off
    Over last 10 years various things wrong,severall involving my arms
    My APS consultant says my arm probs are due to thoracic outlet syndrome, but I am not so sure
    One of the problems has been flaring badly of late,hence appt
    So, it starts with elbow pain, so bad I could scream
    Always accompanied by fatigue
    sometimes accompanied by the feel of a jelly like substance betwenn skin and bone, and when this is present, I gert a feeling like electric shock if elbows touch anything
    then everytime I lie down for nap or go to bed at night the pins and needles go from the elbow to the wrist and the hands go numb, curling up in a strange shape
    If only one, then I use the other to rub it untill it comes back to life,which just takes a few mins, but obviously cant when both are numb

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    I would be interested to know what you find out about that deebee. Sounds exactly the same as what my hubby has in his elbow. Docs have just put him on anti inflammatory tabs to see if they will ease it over the next few weeks, and to go back if they dont help.

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    will let you know......

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    Deebee - could it be tennis elbow I wonder http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Tennis-...roduction.aspx

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    had a look,didnt mention the pin,needles, claw or numbness though,will ask gp next week

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    deebee...........be careful of diagnosis by forum or Dr Google.........you need a referral to a neurologist or some consultant. INSIST on it and hopefully they may get to the bottom of it. Really it could be many things and it is not helpful to sit there thinking, "what if its...."

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    I have numbness and pins and needles in my hands. In my case it's nerve damage in my neck.

    As reddivine says you really need to see a neuro consultant. They will be able to tell which part of the spine relates to nerves and numbness in arms. In my opinion the trouble lies in your neck area. You'll probably end up having a non-intrusive MRI scan to check things out.

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    I thought neuro too, but gp has referred me to a chest specialist???

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    would the fact that my neck keeps getting "stuck and when I move it forward to unstick it it goes crunch be related?

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    If the doc thinks it is your neck I would have thought he would have referred you to orthopaedics. That is only my opinion, I am not a medic.
    If I were you I would ask why a chest specialist?

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