feeling weird!

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i have rheumatoid arthritis..also HLBA B27 querying ankylosing spondylitis..also cervical spondylosis, and a disc prolapse at L5.

About 4-5 months ago, i started feeling extremely fatigued, which has left me 4-5 days out of 7 falling a sleep at some point thro the day for 2-3 hours, even tho i am getting 7-8 hours every night. I feel like i have been drugged! Also nausea, lack of concentration, forgetting things, sweating, light headed, weak muscles?

I have had all bloods checked as i am on methotrexate also, and everything there is fine.

2 weeks ago i woke in the night with what i thought was a dead right arm...tried to get feeling back, arm slumped on bed, then had massive pins and needles followed by numbness, which radiated into my chest and my neck and right side of face..then down into left arm. I was taken into A&E, doctor said it is probs a pinched nerve somewhere, and to ask GP to refer to Neuro..which i have done.

Same thing happened again last night in bed again, this time it was also in both of my legs! this morning i have an aching heavy stiff right arm. Been to see GP who is getting me an urgent referral to Neuro.

If this is a pinched nerve can it give the symptoms i have been experiencing??..some i listed above.

Its really quite a scary feeling when it comes over me, i also tried to explain to my husband that i feel empty, like the shell of my body is here but i am not...told you ...feeling weird!!!


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    The problems with your arm certainly sound severe and may be linked to cervical spondylosis.

    As for your legs, this sounds similar to a problem I get now and then. A few years ago I woke in the night with severe burning pain, numbness and pins & needles in my right leg. It was sheer agony and frightened me, so much so that when I got up in the morning I phoned NHS Direct. I saw my GP who refered me to a physio chap. It turned out the problem was due to a herniated lumber disc pressing or pinching a nerve. The cause was put down to a bad fall I had five years earlier when I injured my back.

    As for you feeling tired and weak, most CS sufferers seem to be the same though the meds may be partly to blame.

    If you have CS all I can say for now is welcome to the club.

    Chin up,


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    Hello debbyftm:

    I had exactly the same as you regarding my arm going dead - it's to do with the C/S I have different symptoms almost every day - some of these will pass or decrease in time - I had the tiredness as well, which has gone now - Just hold on, you'll feel a bit better in time.

    Alan D

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    Hi Alan,

    Be careful about saying things will get better or that pain will go, it's just what the DWP want to hear.


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    Hi Debbyftm I can so relate to your symptoms I have been admitted to hospital twice because they thought the pins and needles in my arms were down to my heart but my heart checked out fine.Had a c spine xray just waiting for my results but my gp said she is sure i have spondylosis in my neck.My main symptoms are pain in neck and upper back numbness in chest and arms and headaches, does a cold or hot patch on neck help with pain and stiffness??.

    Many Thanks.

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