I had very similar symptoms years ago, and it turned out to be a herniated disc. It was my right side as well, and I waited so long that I ended up paralyzed and had to have surgery to repair the disc. That was back in 2000 and I'm totally fine now. My doctor did an EMG to check the nerves, and once he did that, he sent me to the ER for an MRI, then surgery. I'll never forget his stunned look as he did the EMG and I whined about not wanting to go to the hospital, he said, "Don't you know you're PARALYZED?!" I didn't want to have surgery, but he said my only choices were surgery or to be in a wheelchair. And at 32 years old, a wheelchair wasn't an option I wanted.
Ask tomorrow about an EMG, and they'll go from there. Good luck!!!!
Lupus, you have no chance!
Love and hugs,
(mom to my little Chihuahua, Brandi)
Diagnosed with SLE, Sjogren's, Reynaud's, Celiac, and arthritis November 2006.