arms feeling heavy and dead

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Over the past two weeks I've been experiencing terrible arm deadness it feels like I've slept on them even thou I have not. Really freaking me out now anyone got any ideas, I have recently been diagnosed with possible fibromyalgia could this be another symptom. I have also recently started taking amertripolyn tablets could this be a side effect? Any help or advice would be great.

Lee

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    My arms and legs get quite heavy. However I have been on amitriptyline 100 mgs for over 4 years after being on 50 mgs for 6 years. No side effects. I couldn't manage without this medication
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    Hi Lee

    I experience this too, I find it most prevalent when I would read a magazine, or a paper or when I would reach up using my hands and arms. This was one off the first symptoms that made me feel that "there is something wrong here". I also feel instantly  exhausted like I'm going to die. I don't think that it a side affect off your Amitriptaleen,because I had it before I started taking this drug.

    It is a symptom off the fibromaligy, as it causes such weakness in you arms and other parts off your body

    Hope this helps, at least now you have got your diagnoses off FIBRO so read up on everything you can as I always say Forearmed is Forewarned x

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    dont freak its perfectly normal for fibro

    save the freaking out for when it happens to your legs

    you just got to go with it nothing much you can do about it eek

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    i dont take any meds just supplements and acupunture and the numb dead arms and legs happen to me eek
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    I am having the same problem, I also have pins and needles, problems with my wrists and elbows and drop things all the time. It is replicated in my legs - knees and ankles and feet, I have gone down quite a few times this week, very gracefully but down I go. I don't take amitripaleen so I don't think it is a side effect. Just Fibro!!
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    Hi Mr G

    Yes, unfortunately, this does happen with Fibro.....I have a lot of weakness in both my hands and when they get tired the arms to feel ever so heavy.  As I have had this over 20 years, I have got used to my pains. I am not on any meds but trying Ayruvedic herbal meds and it's too early to say anything as only been taking for a few months, but have noticed the pains in my neck, shoulders and back have reduced but the pains in both my hands have increased.

    Hope you find the answers you are looking for on this forum.

    Take care and try to stay calm and positive. 

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    I experience a cold senstaion at the top of my arms. It's awful. Hope you will get answers soon as I'm sick of all of it. I really am. I cannot understand that this doesn't show up in blood tests and its worse than many illnesses . Sorry, just having a bad day x
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      My neck and shoulders are very painful, but they are constantly cold too, my bones are cold if that makes sense? I have had so many blood tests recently I feel like a painful pincushion - waiting for last lot of results, but nothing yet! Thankfully a sympathetic GP! 
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      I know exactly what you mean regarding coldness. I think part of Fibro is intolerance to cold. I've now developed ' flashing light' syndrome without the headache. My GP said this was migraine and Fibro sufferers can get migraine. Glad to hear you have a good GP. Wishing you well with your test results x
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      Thanks Julie I have flashing lights too without a headache quite often, and 'floaters' in my sight vision too! 

      I hope you have a reasonable day today, I am not doing too much today as I keep forgetting what I start to do! 

      Gentle hugs to you. 

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      Those flashing lights are v scary. I cannot focus on anything when it happens and have to lie down until it passes. God knows what I'm going to do when I go back to work. Not doing too much myself today either x
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      I teach so a combination of symptoms means I am signed off for another month, but realistically I don't know what will happen, I drive 30 miles + to work, and apart from the pain, the fatigue and brain fog make it unsafe! Standing in front of class and forgetting what you want to say is not good either! Oh well, hopefully I will have answers before that! Take care, hope you have a reasonable day x
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      I'm a senior nurse specialist and have been off sick since this all statred in September. I'm 9 years away from retiring at 55. I really don't know what's going to happen as I have so many symptoms to contend with that I can't see myself doing my job effectively. As you say this brain fog makes it unsafe. I'm signed off until early July and the rheumatologist is expecting me to return to work! x
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