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Chill going down shoulders with feeling of weakness in arms.

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chill going down shoulders with feeling of weakness in arms. Age 67, female. Am on donepezil and escitalopram 10 mg each
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Am on donepezil and escitalopram 10 mg each. also atorvastatin 20 mgs. Discontinued atorvastatin because of pain in stomach
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, thank you.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here, happy to share my opinion.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 3 months ago.

What do you exactly mean by chill? Is it like a current or like burning sensation? Any pain in neck/ shoulders?

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 3 months ago.

If you have been having such sensations in both arms then it can be something related to your nerves. They originate from your neck from the inter vertebral spaces and supply both arms . With aging these vertebrae like all other bones degenerate and the space between them becomes lesser and lesser. This inturn causes compression of nerves leading to these symptoms you have been experiencing.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 3 months ago.

Donepezil may sometimes cause muscle aches and stiffness too.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 3 months ago.

You are likely to benefit from following

1 .Vit D and Calcium supplements

2. Vit B12

3. Tablet pregabalin or gabapentin

An x-ray cervical spine will help clear the state of your neck vertebrae.