Received surgery for TOS seven months ago: Not sure if this could be a wierd symptom?

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Yea, so i had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in September. I went to physical thereapy, recovered really fast, but then stopped my stretches. Some of my symptoms came back but its no insufferable; i do them occasionally but not as much as my PT would have liked.

This morning however, I had this wierd sensation in my collarbonefelt like it could have been near to where the surgery happenedthat jolted me awake. Then my arm (the one that was operated on) started jolting and flapping around while i was only half awake, which lasted for mabe 15-20 seconds. Now my hand is slightly tingly and my arms a little stiff; my collarbone also feels kinda stiff.

Zero other parts of my body were affected in any way, which is why I posted this here...

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    I had TOS surgery Nov 20th.  The same type sensation happened to me 4 months post op.  I have since had a Botox injection in my pec minor and will have the pec minor release surgery sometime this Spring.

    The other symptoms that I noticed is that my shoulder folds forward (, the scapula feels like it is out of alignment  (I can see  that in the mirror) and my head always wants to drop down because the back of my skull feels heavy.  Not sure if that makes sense to you. 

    The surgeon told me that sometimes the symptoms will happen in the pec minor muscle as well.  The symptoms have been the same as the original TOS symptoms . Hurts like heck, muscle spasms, weakness  and hand jolts , drop stuff and now I get head aches into my left ear, sometimes I feel dizzy but I never black out or anything. 

    Hope you feel better soon

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    Where did you have surgery?
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