Re: Arms hands go numb
That started in on me about 15 years ago..I'm 60 now...
I have scoliosis and the spine being curved puts pressure on many nerves--I get some temporary numbness,pins & needles and feelings of cold in my arms often,even when doing nothing strenuous ,like holding up a book to read..
My legs have been doing the same thing lately too,I know from sitting too much,I have let myself get so far out of shape the muscles in them are starting to atrophy and its not going to be easy to get the strength back in them..
I often get bad cramps in my legs,feet and arms,sometimes the right side of my chest too..
My doctor said to drink tonic water with quinine when I get muscle cramps,and Tumeric may help some...another sports coach I know said "drink pickle juice",that is what he gives teen aged athletes when they get cramps and says it rarely fails to subdue them..
Don't feel alone ,as far as your doctor "not listening"..mine also tends to think "its all in my head" and has pressured me to take Prozac and other anti-depressants..
I tried them for a short time and NO WAY will I ever use them again!..all they did was screw my head up,and did zilch as far as the pain,cramps and other symptoms..
I was ready to stop going to him and get another doctor..