Sudden cramp or pain in right forearm???

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Ok so last night when i feel asleep, I was sleeping on my stomach and I woke up suddenly to my right arm having a sudden sharp pain or idk if it was cramping, it lasted maybe 1 minutes then went away but the residue of the pain was still there (if that makes sense). I went back to sleep and did not feel it until a few minutes ago. I felt it twice.

I took my blood pressure shortly after and it was 116/62. I don't have any symptoms like dizziness or nausea or anyhting, its just concerning. Idk if i should go to the doctors. Its not swollen or red or tender...it looks like and feels like my left arm. Sometimes i felt the pain in my wrist area or to the the side of my wrist.

I have health anxiety and I'm afraid its a DVT (lately my mind has been focused on that.)

I attached a picture, the red is where the pain/cramp would be felt and the blue is where would hurt after the cramp (it would only hurt for a few minutes.)

The other picture is of my arm.

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  • Posted

    Hi WorryBunny.  I really have never heard of that before.  If it is such a concern to you, perhaps it would be better to contact your Dr.
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      I rubbed this thing called mustarcreme (idk if you heard of it) it's suppose to help with sprains, nerve pain etc it's kinda like icy hot. Anyways I rubbed it in that spot of the pain and I haven't felt the pain. Although my fingers tingle on and off.
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    hey i'm totally getting the same symptoms today - how are you feeling now?
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      Oh I'm totally fine. I never ended up going to the doctor but it was happening on and off for a few days . I just let myself go through it and it hasn't happened since. I think it was the was I was sleeping plus I used to write a lot and put my arm in awkward positions

      I wouldn't say follow what I did just because it could be something else. So please go with your best judgement even if that means visiting your doctor.

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    Thankyou for your reply!  very good to hear.  i feel i share the same worrying issues and anxiety as perhaps you do.  the cramps come and go but i can't help feeling they are largely diet related.  these things crop up as just another thing for my worried mind to latch onto and amplify.  sometimes i wonder if antidepressants could help suppress the worry.
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