Extreme circulation problem in right arm

Barbara H Community Member April 07, 2007
  • I have diabetes type 2, and my doctor and I have it under control for the most part.  In my right arm there is an extreme problem.  When I use my right hand to use the mouse, put on lotion or whatever I get this awful tingling sensation until I raise my arm in the air.  If I lay on my stomach and my arm is down to the side of my body I have to move quickly for it to stop.  Has anyone experienced anything like this?  I'm not even sure if it's related to the diabetes.
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  • Anonymous
    Brenda Taylor
    Aug. 12, 2007
    I know this is a litle late but it sounds to me like carpal tunnel syndrome which is common in diabetics and not a circulation problem but a nerve compression problem. Need to see an orthopedist.  Brenda 
    • Anonymous
      Vikkis
      Oct. 23, 2012

      I think my husband has a circulation problem in his right arm as well.  Not only does he have the tingling and dropping things, but anytime we, or the Dr.s, try to take his BP in that arm, it either doesn't read at all or reads extremely low.  No such problem w the left and all w his heart checks out good. BTW, he did have open heart surgery in 2006,...

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      I think my husband has a circulation problem in his right arm as well.  Not only does he have the tingling and dropping things, but anytime we, or the Dr.s, try to take his BP in that arm, it either doesn't read at all or reads extremely low.  No such problem w the left and all w his heart checks out good. BTW, he did have open heart surgery in 2006, but was having the tingling and spells of limited use before that.

      Can anybody give me an idea of what is going on here?

       

      Thanks

      Vikkis

  • Patricia Theiler
    Jun. 01, 2007
    In addition to discussing this problem with your health care provider, you may want to review the information on Understanding Type 2 Diabetes. This includes information about symptoms related to your condition.


    Patricia Theiler
    Community manager.