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Have aches in arms, legs, upper, lower back and legs get very stiff pains alternate all day but especially at night?

Have aches in arms, legs, upper, lower back and legs get very stiff pains alternate all day but especially at night?

This can be a long: Conversation but let's say it's been going on for a while and no one can figure out why. Do you grind your teeth at night? That's the headache, most likely. Arthritis pain, insomnia, muscle spasm, if not sleeping, muscles do not relax allowing blood flow into muscles in a spasm loop. If new onset may be different but I bet u have recurrent insomnia and pain w/o diagnosis, private consult? ...Read more

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Aching arms during the day and then at night they are constantly falling asleep with pain after. It doesn't matter what position I'm in.

Aching arms during the day and then at night they are constantly falling asleep with pain after. It doesn't matter what position I'm in.

Pinched nerves: If this problem has been happening for awhile I would suggest you seek help from a neurologist for nerve conduction studies to see where your nerves are being compressed. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my arms mostly around the shoulder and upper triceps area. I swim every night at moderate pace are these two things correlated?

I have a dull ache in my arms mostly around the shoulder and upper triceps area. I swim every night at moderate pace are these two things correlated?

Yes: Try stretching the affected muscles before swimming. Using a foam roller may also help. Do your swimming, then do light easy arm movement for a few minutes for a cool-down period. ...Read more

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I worked out yesterday until my arms were swollen usually the next day I would be sore but I had an all nighter and when I woke up I wasn't sore why?

I worked out yesterday until my arms were swollen usually the next day I would be sore but I had an all nighter and when I woke up I wasn't sore why?

Don't.: Don't work out until your muscles are swollen; swelling of skeletal muscle means muscle death could be occurring. It might feel like your muscles are swollen in which case you're probably sore. You probably weren't sore after an allnighter because you may have been drinking water, much needed anytime you workout. Sounds like you could use some guidance from sports medicine folks. ...Read more

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I'm 17. last night I was laying with both arms resting behind me. After a few mins my arm began to ache. I got scared & my chest hurt. Should I worry?

I'm 17. last night I was laying with both arms resting behind me. After a few mins my arm began to ache. I got scared & my chest hurt. Should I worry?

Likely not: At 17 I would be surprised if you have a coronary issue. In all likelihood the position you were in put a sheering force on the chest from the arms being under pressure behind your back.
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I have this dull ache in my arms and legs it happens at night and very randomly it's light it doesn't really hurt I just feel something. I do workout?

I have this dull ache in my arms and legs it happens at night and very randomly it's light it doesn't really hurt I just feel something. I do workout?

Get an exam: I would encourage you to visit your physician for a physical exam. It's good that you are exercising and working out, however, studies have shown that people who work out too vigorously can develop a condition called exertional rhabdomyolysis. I do not have your age, medical or surgical history, or medications, there are several components of your chief complaint and history your physician needs. ...Read more

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I'm a 15 year old girl and at night my arms and sometimes my legs ache. This just started happening a couple of weeks ago. Why is it happening?

I'm a 15 year old girl and at night my arms and sometimes my legs ache. This just started happening a couple of weeks ago. Why is it happening?

Excessive exercise o: Could be excessive exercise or thyroid disease is the most common at this age. Others conditions can apply. ..you need evaluation with your pcp ...Read more

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Went to go bed last night and my whole body started shivering uncontralably it lasted about 20 mins today I feel drained and my arms and legs ache?

Went to go bed last night and my whole body started shivering uncontralably it lasted about 20 mins today I feel drained and my arms and legs ache?

See your doctor: You should see your primary care provider ASAP for a more complete evaluation. You'll be just fine, but need to get to the bottom of this. It could represent a serious infection among other things. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have small "milk bumps" all over my chest, arms, back &then 1crusty sore on the right side of my face-just happened over night; concerned boutmy face?

I have small "milk bumps" all over my chest, arms, back &then 1crusty sore on the right side of my face-just happened over night; concerned boutmy face?

Consultation advised: Sorry, but it's not a good idea to render a diagnosis without seeing your rash. A picture really is worth a thousand words. With an online consultation at Health Tap you can upload an images of your rash and discuss it with a physician. Best wishes. You can join Prime and consult with a primary care physician or you can have a Concierge consultation with a dermatologist.
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I've been getting boils under my arms and I did some research and found out silver sulfadiazine cream is used for boils. I have some in my home and used it last night and it made the hard sore knots under my arms soft and a lot less painful. What does t

I've been getting boils under my arms and I did some research and found out silver sulfadiazine cream is used for boils. I have some in my home and used it last night and it made the hard sore knots under my arms soft and a lot less painful. What does t

Recurrent boils: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, like sores or boils. But it can also cause more serious skin infections All skin infections may not be MRSA. A proper evaluation by your doctor is warranted. ...Read more

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I have had a constant migraine since 8 last night. Also nausea sore calves and upper arms. The soles of my feet are sore too. What could be wrong?

I have had a constant migraine since 8 last night. Also nausea sore calves and upper arms. The soles of my feet are sore too. What could be wrong?

? systemic disease?: You appear to have symptoms that affect many different systems. The migraine effect may indicate problems with the brain, the soreness problems with the muscles and the peripheral nerves, the nausea problems with the stomach. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. You may have problems with blood pressure, blood sugar, viral syndrome, or a more serious disorder. ...Read more

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Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

Started taking 25 mg of Luvox 5 days ago and have been experiencing tightness in chest, neck, shoulder and back ache, cough, numbness and tingling in arms. Woke up first night and had sudden neck pain and squeezing in chest. Has been more mild since?

UnpleasantSideEffect: All these symptoms started after you started taking Luvox. That means you are not able to tolerate the drug. I will call the prescribing doctor/psychiatrist and discuss your symptoms and may be a change of medication ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

There: There has been a lot written about non-occupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. In one study out of boston about 11-12 years ago in fact it was determined that women who took birth control pills had an increased incidence of carpal tunnle compared to women who did not. The problem with a lot of studies is that while statistically it seems to implicate certain behaviors or co medical conditions or medications it doesn't help you as an individual trying to do what is right for yourself. Remember that a study like that offers guidance as a risk factor but may not imply a direct cause. There are a lot of coincidences too.

Tingling and numbness in the hand can be from carpal tunnel but aching, coldness can occur form that or other issues.

As far as stopping or starting birth control, talk with your doctor. Your neurologist should be able to clarify whether you have carpal tunnel or not and ifyou are not getting success with the treatment offered maybe you want to ask your neurologist about an emg/nerve conduction study or perhaps see a hand surgeon in your area.

If your curiuos you can look at the one of the styudies I am talking about, but none of these dtudies offer a direct cause and effect ie you can't say bcp lead to cts just that its been identified as a factor in this one study in this one population (the people studied). ...Read more

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Why do my arms ache when I sleep?

Why do my arms ache when I sleep?

Pinched nerve: Cervical disc disease possible positional agraveter. Should see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Arms sore after workout two days ago, what to do?

Arms sore after workout two days ago, what to do?

Rest: My thought not knowing your overall level of fitness or what you actually did to work out is that you overdid it. If you are sore for a day, that's pretty much normal. But if your soreness lasts 2-3 days, you may be overdoing it. Perhaps some ice or NSAIDs would help your symptoms. Think baseball pitcher with ice on the shoulder after a game. ...Read more

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What to do if my arms a little sore workout more?

Careful: Although this is somewhat of a generalization, there are primarily two types of soreness you might experience after exercise. One is felt during recovery phase from exercise and is felt to be a product of the lactic acid during anaerobic exercise in particular. The other is a sign of injury. In either case, you would be best to let that particular muscle group rest before exercising it again. ...Read more

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What to do if my arms sore after workout! Two days ago?

What to do if my arms sore after workout! Two days ago?

Rest stretch fluids: Movement is the key for delayed onset muscle soreness. Usually worst on 2nd day ...Read more

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I worked out my arms two days ago. And they're only a little sore today. Can I work them out again?

I worked out my arms two days ago. And they're only a little sore today. Can I work them out again?

Arm Muscle Soreness: Muscle soreness after working out is common and frequently occurs 24-48 hrs after the particular workout that caused the soreness. Sometimes referred to as DOMS (delay of muscle soreness) it is a normal response to a good workout as your muscles are growing and responding to a new level of activity. Drink lots of fluids and stretching will help post workout. ...Read more

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Both of my arms are very sore, and it feels like I lifted weights or got a shot but I haven't done either. Should I be concerned?

Both of my arms are very sore, and it feels like I lifted weights or got a shot but I haven't done either. Should I be concerned?

Muscle pain: At your age it is uncommon to have any serious problems. Muscle soreness can happen from inflammation, infection drug induced and physical exertion. If the symptoms does not get better with may be some tylenol (acetaminophen) and good hydration have it checked out ...Read more

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Why do my arms feel sore when I put on deodorant?

Why do my arms feel sore when I put on deodorant?

Irritation: The re-application daily can cause a chemical irritation
may need to take a break. ...Read more

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Why do I feel my shoulders and arms sore when I cough?

Why do I feel my shoulders and arms sore when I cough?

Common: Prolonged coughing is known to cause pain in the muscles and especially upper body due to the shaking in the muscles, ligaments, bones it causes. If you feel like there is more to the story we need to know, you might describe your symptoms and the course of your disease so we could tap into that deeper. Ibuprofen or naproxe unless contraindicated, can help. Treating cough is essential as well. ...Read more

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Really sore arms after lifting weights. Is this normal?

Really sore arms after lifting weights. Is this normal?

That is quite common: Allow those muscles to rest before you work that part of your body again. You might want to start with lower weights and reps and work up. ...Read more

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