• Mammy Mammy
    November 21, 2009
    What is causing my right arm pain and shortness of breath?
    Mammy Mammy
    November 21, 2009

    I have a tingleing sensation in both arms at night causing loss of sleep. Also, my upper right arm aches constantly, sometimes worse than others. I have a dull headache constantly and have trouble breathing. I am 56 years old and being treated for degenerative disc disease and arthiritis in my lower back. What is causing my arm pain, and could it be related to my other condition?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    November 22, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    November 21, 2009

    A low back problem shouldn't cause the symptoms you describe, but if the degenerative disc disease has affected the upper parts of your spine, it could possibly be related.  However, the arm pain and shortness of breath concern me.  You don't say how long you've been experiencing it, but I'd strongly suggest you see your doctor as soon as possible to at least rule out any possible heart-related problems.  Good luck to you!

    • Mammy
      November 22, 2009
      Mammy
      November 22, 2009

      thank you for answering my question. I have been having symptons for about 3 months. I am concerned about the possibility of a heart condition. I am definitely going to check that out. Thanks again!

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