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;My arms ache and feel heavy and weak. I have been to the Dr.

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;My arms ache and feel heavy and weak. I have been to the Dr. I'm having a nerve test tomarrow. This has been going on for quite awhile. Could it be from stress. I have been a care giver for several years, and just lost my husband Dec. 19 2011.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

Weak and heavy arms, restless legs can be suggestive of the underlying neurological problem.

Mysticdoc :

Peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage can be the common exxplanation.

Mysticdoc :

This can be caused by diabetes, thyroid disorder, auto immune disorder, stroke, or even degenerative neurological diseases.

Mysticdoc :

Hence, these conditions should be ruled out.

Mysticdoc :

You should see a neurologist for full work up.

Mysticdoc :

You can try certain natural supplements to help with your symptoms.

Mysticdoc :

Vitamin B6 50 mg daily, Vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily, Glutathione 1000 mg daily, Alpha lipoic acid 1200 mg daily, Acetyl L carnitine 1000 mg daily will all be heklpful with your symptoms.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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Customer:

Are any of these life threating? Such as auto immune disorder or degenerative nerological diseases. I have had restless legs for years. I do not sleep well. I hurt allover when I turn Over or get up. I feel better after I drink a couple cups coffee.Then I can get moving. but my arms have been giving me problem for a couple months or so. I have osteo arthrides in fingers and the pain in my left thumb shoots into wrist pretty sharp.

Mysticdoc :

Not life threatening since you have them for long time.

Mysticdoc :

The symptoms are nerve related.

Mysticdoc :

After diagnosis prope treatment can be started.

Mysticdoc :

You can try the supplements in the mean time.

Customer:

Are any of these lif threating, suchas auto immune diorder or degenerative disease? I have had restless legs for years. My arms have been giving me problems for aprox. 2 or 3 months. I have Osteo arithides in fingers pretty seaver

Mysticdoc :

No these are not life threatening.

Mysticdoc :

Please see a neurologist.

Mysticdoc :

You can start the supplements as I mentioned above.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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