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Thursday, December 24, 2009 Anne, Community Member, asks

Q: What if your left arm goes all tingling or like goes to sleep? Which I have NOW at 3:00 am????

I have two stints in my left descending artery , It was done 2yrs ago. I also have type two diabetics.

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MonicaRD, Community Member
12/24/09 11:37am

Hi Anne,

 

I you are certain that the tingling is not caused by the way you were sleeping (with your arm above your head or laying on your arm), I would definately call your physician considering your medical history. Numbness, pain, or tingling in the left arm (and even sometimes in the right arm) can be symptoms of a heart attack. If you experience any of the other symptoms as well, definately go to the emergency department.

 

Symptoms of a heart attack

 

Heart attack syptoms in women

 

Best of luck,

Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN

 

 

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