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I am a 28 year old male who on 5/16/2014 packed out truck at work. I work for cvs. On 5/17/2014 I woke up with pins and needle in my right arm and fingers. It would constantly come and go until 5/23/2014, when again on truck day I felt my whole arm go numb. I rushed to the er who diagnosed me with possible carpel tunnel syndrome. I was given prednisone and told to make an appointment with the hand specialist they had recommended me to. While waiting for my appointment, which was 2 weeks out, I noticed my arm getting sharp pains mostly in the wrist, palm, and occasionally finger area. Then a couple of days later the same symptoms started in my left arm. Weird as it might sound, the right one started to get better. I finally saw the hand specialist who said I have double unknown neuropathy in my hands/wrists. I made an appointment to see a neurologist to give me an EMG and nerve conduction test. Mean time I had a severe painful attack in my arm and noticed I was kind of sensitive to the cold ac on my upper arm area. I went to the ER again who said I am healthy but it could be arthritic in nature. While waiting to see a rheumatologist as I have no insurance, I saw an urgent care dr who did a few carpital tunnel diagnostic tests on me and said by the date of my EMG and nerve conduction tests, I would know its carpel and or cubbinal tunnel syndrome. Well I got the tests done and sure enough my muscle strength in my arms/wrists/hands was good, as well as the nerves. At this point I am at a lost for words. I don't know what to think and have been severely depressed. The pain has mostly gone but does creep in sometimes at night, but not as bad. I can type and write again, but I am seriously worried it might be something worse. I know I do have some stiffness in my neck, some aches in my arm mostly at night, fatigue around evening but wake up around 5 am for no reason. I don't feel refreshed from my sleep, have diarrea, feel nausea, anxiety, depressed, some tingling in my feet(nothing bad like pain wise), still get tingling in my hands, and notice a slight tremor in my pinky finger at times. Anybody have any idea what this could be. I really am praying it not ALS, Lupus, RA or MS..............but idk and I am seriously scared! I do occasionally have a restless leg that doesn't hurt but is annoying to try and sleep with. It usually goes away once I start walking around.

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Hi there! Welcome to the forum and so sorry to hear you are going thru this... your symptoms do sound like neurological ones mostly. I suffered from something similar back in 2010, I lost the sensibility of my left hand (half of it) for weeks, but was ok after a while. I do get pain there from time to time, specially when I apply pressure on the joints of my wrist... Btw, my hands tremble sometimes as well, been like that for YEARS.

Your symptoms could mean a lot things, sadly :( I really feel for you, because there is NOTHING worse than living in fear and uncertainty not knowing what is wrong with you. I know because I'm in the same situation. It's so scary and depressing. But I do think that it could be a neuropathy. I know it's hard to accept the diagnosis from your doctors sometimes, simply because you think it might be something else... but you really need to relax.
 

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Hi there! Welcome to the forum and so sorry to hear you are going thru this... your symptoms do sound like neurological ones mostly. I suffered from something similar back in 2010, I lost the sensibility of my left hand (half of it) for weeks, but was ok after a while. I do get pain there from time to time, specially when I apply pressure on the joints of my wrist... Btw, my hands tremble sometimes as well, been like that for YEARS.

Your symptoms could mean a lot things, sadly :( I really feel for you, because there is NOTHING worse than living in fear and uncertainty not knowing what is wrong with you. I know because I'm in the same situation. It's so scary and depressing. But I do think that it could be a neuropathy. I know it's hard to accept the diagnosis from your doctors sometimes, simply because you think it might be something else... but you really need to relax.

I hope its something that is fixable. I really don't want MS or Lupus or als or RA.

I was hoping it was fibromyalgia. I was reading DR qeervains tendonitis would explain the carpel tunnel like symptoms.
 
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