I have RA and Fibromyalgia and as anyone who has Fibro knows it can mimic other conditions. I have symptoms which I'd like to discuss and see if anyone has had this and it's then turned out to be Fibro and not Cervical disc herniation with nerve compression.
So I have been to my Gp and am being referred to a specialist. I have a history of pins and needles in my hand and my physio thought that it was coming from my shoulder/neck. Unfortunately at that time I had a fall and needed a knee op so couldn't have the MRI she had suggested. I've had a pain over the back of my arm, running down to my elbow for the past two months and nothing relieved it. Last week i statrted getting a headache and the pins and needles in my hand was really bad. Within an hour I had to go to bed because i could barely open my eyes, the pain in my head was really awful and i have never experience a pain like it, along with that my arm felt numb and very tingly and the pain got worse. i couldn't lie downand had to sleep propped up. Since then i have had a slight headache every day, the pain is in my shoulder and upper arm almost like a line of pain, it's better in the morning though I do get woken if I move my arm in a certain way, as the morning goes on it gets worse with use. Driving seems to really aggravate the pain and today as i had to hold a phone in the affected hand when i put the phone down, my middle finger was deviating to the right.
do any of these symptoms seem to fit with cervical nerve compression or Fibro. I had a strength test at the GP and had a job holding paper between any of my fingers and i am finding my hand aches a lot if I hld htings of any weight. Thanks for your thoughts.