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Why numbness in both arms upon awakening? it goes away after

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why numbness in both arms upon awakening? it goes away after 5-10 min.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
the numbness seems to be from nerve compression at the level of neck. you should have MRI of the neck to look for degenerative or age related changes and start taking calcium/ vitamin D. medicines like lyrica/ cymbalta should help with symptoms.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I have had MRIs!! and lyrica does not help. I have used neurotin/tramadal/ etc for

pain relief.

Do I understand you that the numbness in arms upon awakening is coming

from the same area- the neck - that I am being treated for as regards ***** ***** and

chest pain?

Expert:  Dr. Salar replied 7 years ago.
it seems to be coming from that. try amitriptyline