Im awaiting diagnosis at the moment…a week before Christmas just gone my right arm went numb from the elbow down. It felt very cold and pins and needly and as though I had slept funny on it. The day before Christmas Eve I ended up in A&E in the most severe pain I’ve ever had (bar giving birth and this was a close second) all through it, from the shoulder through to my finger tips. After a week on Amytyptaline and Gabapeptin the pain finally eased and I was able to function properly again.
Im really freeking out now as in the past hour the numbness and ache has come back from nowhere, more around more elbow joint but this time from my shoulder somewhat as well. I can also feel it starting in my left arm but more mild than the right. I’m terrified this is going to result in that pain again… is there anything I can take to stop this from happening? My Doctor has said only this morning that my neurologist told me to take Amytryptaline every day and I have got a prescription to start tonight, would that help? Im so scared of going through that pain again!!