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Numbness/tingling in arms and swelling/tightness in hands upon waking in morning. Alsoheavy aching spells in arms 4past2yrs. Doc is aware of it/unsure?

Numbness/tingling in arms and swelling/tightness in hands upon waking in morning. Alsoheavy aching spells in arms 4past2yrs. Doc is aware of it/unsure?

Arthritis?: Morning stiffness in the hands can be a sentinel sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Even without abnormal blood tests this can help make the diagnosis. If your primary care doctor has evaluated it and doesn't have a diagnosis, a rheumatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I have slight swelling in hands and ankle with lyrica (pregabalin) for tn.Bp is fine.Also mild aching in legs and feet and slight tightness of hands.Normal sides?

I have slight swelling in hands and ankle with lyrica (pregabalin) for tn.Bp is fine.Also mild aching in legs and feet and slight tightness of hands.Normal sides?

See below: It can be a side effect of lyrica (pregabalin). Let your prescribing doctor evaluate this to make sure that it is not something else such as imflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant and scared I've got or going to get pre-eclampsia. I have perfect blood pressure, but I get headaches and tightness in hands. ?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and scared I've got or going to get pre-eclampsia.
I have perfect blood pressure, but I get headaches and tightness in hands. ?

You do have a OB MD?: If you ate currently being treated by a OB MD who is rendering prenatal care, then his/her evaluation will be of great importance. Please let him/her know of your headaches/hand tightness and be reassured that your OB MD will let you know if pre eclampsia is in the offing ...Read more

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I've been feeling dizzy, light headed, i've had a shortness of breath, a constant headache, and this strange tightness in hands and stomach.

I've been feeling dizzy, light headed, i've had a shortness of breath, a constant headache, and this strange tightness in hands and stomach.

Many possibilities: Hyperventilation could wrap all of your symptoms up into one package. However, unless you have an arterial blood gas determination during your symptoms, it's a diagnosis of exclusion. So some basic evaluation is required. The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Woke up & still 2wks later have: swollen tight hands w numbness tingling & red hot fingertips w pain in elbows. Wakes me up in night w severe pain.

Woke up & still 2wks later have: swollen tight hands w numbness tingling & red hot fingertips  w pain in elbows. Wakes me up in night w severe pain.

Complicated: Unusual set of symptoms in one your age. Complexity indicates that a doctor needs to be involved. A neurologist seems to be the type of specialist who can best diagnose your problem. Carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome might be considerations, but these are only wild guesses. Cock-up wrist splints worn at night will help if is carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Very tired, tight chest, clammy hands, palpitations, bloated I have a slight cold but healthy I am only 30 what's wrong ?

Very tired, tight chest, clammy hands, palpitations, bloated I have a slight cold but healthy I am only 30 what's wrong ?

Cold /flu: Probably coming down with cold and mild viral syndrome .Treat with resr asprine/tylenol plenty of fluids /chicken soup ...Read more

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When am severely stressed out I feel left side tightness with left hand shoulder pain.my Dr only listened to my heart n BP. he said heart fine.Angina?

When am severely stressed out I feel left side tightness with left hand shoulder pain.my Dr only listened to my heart n BP. he said heart fine.Angina?

Symptoms: Angina would be very unlikely in a 33y/o woman. Can only speculate from here, best to ask your doc what he/she thinks your symptom is. ...Read more

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Short of breath, chest got tight, hands, fingers and mouth/face tingled and tightened. Paramedics said hyperventilation. What to do next?

Short of breath, chest got tight, hands, fingers and mouth/face tingled and tightened. Paramedics said hyperventilation. What to do next?

Paper bag: To reverse hyperventilation rapidly, breathe into a paper bags (not plastic), making a tight seal around your mouth and nose. The idea is to re-breathe some of your own breath. Do this for 2-3 minutes and you should start to feel better. Continue if necessary, but not for more than 10 minutes at a time. ...Read more

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Mild throat tightness (feels like hand laying across throat) (breathing fine) since last night, what could be cause. Is this seasonal allergy?

Mild throat tightness (feels like hand laying across throat) (breathing fine) since last night, what could be cause.  Is this seasonal allergy?

Thyroid: If you feel strangulated, it may be your thyroid. It needs to be checked at 50 anyhow. Nasal allergies can cause post nasal drip and can have you choke on mucus within the throat. Post nasal drip is associated with some nasal congestion also. ...Read more