• Pain in the left arm and numbness in fingers during sleep?

    My girl friend is 47 years old and she is on a lot of medication including blood-pressure, nerve, pain meds, a mood stabilizer, calcium supplements (which she doesn't take)...and that's just to name a few. My biggest concern is that she is having severe pain in her left arm, hand and three fingers (pinky, ring, middle).The pain is also accompanied by a cold sensation. Is this a possible stroke?



  • Amy Tudor
    July 25, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    July 25, 2014

    Hi there -


    Did your girlfriend ever find out what was wrong with her arm and if it was related to her medications? If so, perhaps you could return here and tell us what she was diagnosed with and what treatments were prescribed.  It might be helpful to someone else in the community who is experiencing the same things. It sounds to me like she has a pinched nerve somewhere in her shoulder or neck that is causing the issues, but I'm not a healthcare professional and can't diagnose her symptoms.


    Here is some information on nerve pain that might be helpful:


    Nerve pain at a Glance

    Neuralgia – An Overview

    What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?


    Be well!


  • Mike Farris December 04, 2009
    Mike Farris
    December 04, 2009

    Poor circulation caused by clogged arteries (and a warning sign for stroke) is mostly likely the reason for the numbness, cold feeling, and pain. Heart disease is not just a male problem... it's the #1 killer of women, and the #1 cause of early disability. At age 47 your girl friend needs to make some changes. Here's a website that gives very helpful information about solving the condition you describe.


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