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Hi all, I'll give some background information first before explaining how my arms feels.
Perhaps this doesn't relate to the pain, but I've been dealing with health anxiety on and off for a couple years. I've been experiencing symptoms that have been going on for a month now. This time I have convinced myself I have ALS as I've developed constant twitching.
About two weeks ago I had these stabbing sharp pains in my abdomen and left shoulder. They were pretty powerful but eventually subsided after approximately 5 minutes.
A week later I noticed that my left hand seemed smaller than the left. It looked as though the muscle under the thumb (on the palm of your hand) had slightly atrophied.
Two days ago my arm began hurting. The pain was sort of dull and seemed to be coming from my shoulder. Since then it has intensified, the pain is mainly in my shoulder and forearm. At times it feels like there's a lot of pressure inside, others it feels like it aches. I also get this cold sensation in my arm from time to time. The back of my neck (where the head meets the neck) has also become sore on the left side only. It feels bruised and sensitive to touch. My fingers also swelled for a little but last night. I thought sleep would help but the pain continues.
I've never experienced this before so it has me worried. I do suffer from anxiety so i don't know if this has any relation to it. My family has said that it's probably nothing but I'm thinking otherwise.. When I've had pain in my limbs in the past usually it would go away overnight. I do have a doctors appointment with my doctor but that's a couple of weeks away.
I was wondering if anyone has any insight into what this sounds like or if it seems like something I should be going to a hospital for.
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