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A 24-year-old female asked:

Woken up by electric shooting pain in left arm for the 1st time. no numbness/tingling/other symptoms. pain last 1-3secs around every 30mins. 2hrs after i woke up, it stop. 5hrs later hand feeling a little numb now and colder. right arm/feet are good?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
May have been postural nocturnal compression, and perhaps due to pinching at wrist or elbow. Sounds transient and reversible, but contact your physician if it persists or recurs or progresses.
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