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    It does sound like the ulnar nerve. ER docs are not knowledgeable enough about this. Muscle relaxants wont help. Avoid leaning on your elbows and keeping arm straight at night does help. Most improve on their own, but it can sometimes take weeks to months.

    Do you have a neurologist or physiatrist that you have seen in the past? They will be able to more carefully check you and make sure it isn't related to anything going on in your neck. Some people will have an EMG/NCS test to confirm.

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    My hand is progressively weaker. Pain is still there but a reasonable 5ish. Not convinced it's ulnar as my back still hurts around the shoulder blade. Can barely push chair. Can still move everything just weak. And itchy as hell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    My hand is progressively weaker. Pain is still there but a reasonable 5ish. Not convinced it's ulnar as my back still hurts around the shoulder blade. Can barely push chair. Can still move everything just weak. And itchy as hell!
    Good grief, is your health system set up so that you can call them back with these symptoms? I think they need to see you again and get this sorted out. Or just get back in there.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Do you have one of the doctor's I mentioned?

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    No hlh. Just prescribed to follow up with family doctor. Less pain but more weakness today. Still numb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    Good grief, is your health system set up so that you can call them back with these symptoms? I think they need to see you again and get this sorted out. Or just get back in there.
    ^What he said.^
    Progressive limb weakness would be considered a "red-flag" sign and a reason to obtain additional diagnostic tests.

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    I would encourage you strongly to get in to see a physician who is at least a little knowledgeable about you and your health care issues. Inflammation can come from the back and neck area,but you do need to get it checked out. Try to keep it in a neutral position, you might want to try motrin or aleve. Sometimes that helps to relieve the inflammation.

    Please get seen again.

    CKF

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    The weakness concerns me more than pain or numbness at this point, as weakness can be progressive and hard to reverse if too much time passes. Do be seen by a specialist.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    Can you just call up a neurologist or physiatrist and make an appointment? Do you have to see your PCP first?

    If you like your PCP, sure go see them but they wont be experienced with this. But if you think they can refer you to a neurologist, then I would just try calling to see who they recommend. Just call every day or two and hope for a cancellation.

    Sorry this is such a drag....

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    I'm actually thinking about switching docs at the moment but it would be months to see a neurologist, unless I went out of town. In high demand here in Windsor and I would need a referral first.

    I noticed I have hot and cold back ... it may just be an inflammed nerve or something.
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