View Full Version : Numb arm/ shoulder shud I be worried....

03-05-2009, 03:47 AM
Rite then I am a little only a little though worried..
I have been more sore for weeks now but the last few days have been getting worse now my right arm and shoulder are a little numb...

Best to describe it is, when u just had pins and needles as soon as they have faded u know that feeling straight after, slightly sore and numb..

I can still move it of course altho it's hard work and feels like I have a mega muscle pain, I can still type but it feels really heavy keeping the arm in place..

anyway is this bad or have I just slept on it funny a few nites?

thanks in advance everyone..


03-05-2009, 05:43 AM
hi tj

I recommend you call your rheumy. I am going to mine today, because I can tell that i am spiraling down. In the past, i waited and then before i knew it, i was totally non-functional. I am going to try this time going in to her before things get this bad. We will tweek my meds, maybe try something new. Anyway, I have found that waiting does not work. What meds are you on?

My rheumy does not have any openings today, so I am going to see her physician's assistant. I feel very comfortable seeing her. She will consult with the dr. and i will get help today and not have to wait for a dr. appointment.

good luck.....call your dr.....yes, I get the numb pins and needles in various parts of my body. right now, it is my left shoulder, chest, back, hip, that is giving me fits.


03-05-2009, 06:09 AM
i agree with mountain dreamer, call the drs. asap.

mountain dreamer good luck with docs appointment

03-05-2009, 06:38 AM
thanks gina,

since we are exploring a different treatment option, my daughters are going with me so that they can help me sort through the information. I really appreciate them taking time from their day to help me. We all know that i can't be trusted to remember what the dr. says.....i can't even remember what time my appt. is. ha ha ha


03-05-2009, 07:12 AM
thanks girls...
I am glad I am not the only one then...

I will see how it progresses 2day and 2mo if it stays like this I will deffo go and see the doc's...

Good luck on ur appointment MD

03-05-2009, 08:41 AM
Sorry you have to suffer with shoulder and arm pain. I have shoulder and arm pain too and the type of pain I have sounds similiar to yours. It is a pain in the A__ isn't it? Take care and the advice given to you to see your rheumy, sounds like good advice.

03-05-2009, 09:57 AM
hey yeh deffo a pain in the back side...
I will go see the reumy or doc if it is still like this 2mo...

Hope u feeling better soon urself....

03-05-2009, 10:06 AM
I know what you mean. I have numb or asleep arms and hands and feet alot! Especially when i try to sleep. My Rheum. said normal with some lupus patients, but I would speak to your rheum. about also. Sorry about that! I hate the pins and needles!