I believe you have a pinched nerve at your elbow, the Ulnar nerve which will affect the last 3 fingers.
I fell and was OK, then all of a sudden I was completely numb, and I was scared like you. So, I went to my neurologist, had a 5 minute test and was found to have a pinched nerve.
I also was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, - got something going on with the nerves in my head.. freaked me out because it is still numb and I was worried about a stroke..or another problem that isnt necessary to discuss because this is about you.
The best advice I can give you - get a diagnosis for yourself. Your OWN Peace of mind,
Maybe he will have a treatment for you, I was just relieved when he said that possibly with rest it should get better. (can discuss surgery later on down the line if it gets worse)
He suggested and gave me a prescription to go to medical supply store and get "soft elbow pads' so that if you bang that funnybone, it wont send you thru the ceiling. try not to lean on it too.
I was also told that it the problem could be from a neck injury/strain too.
This was ironic, because 1 yr ago, I was on topamax and had the same symptoms, and the ysaid that it is possible that the reaction (had migraines for years..) I had more severe symptoms though...I just happen to ahvfe an appt with him, and where Yeah BP does get a little higher when You first see the dr.. my BP was all over the place VERY HIGH 190/110 from 1 dosage of topamax that I took. The admitted me right away- so much fun.
So now what:
I am just going to be satisfied- that I have a pinched nerve. I have more then one-LOL
It bothers me, So my choice, I have stopped driving, rather be safe then sorry. I am getting better due to the rest and my try to drive again next month
If you would like to compare notes, i would be happy to.
Chronic pain management, have had a few tests, and tried a lot of meds. I have to keep a positive attitude, or I would be miserable.
Hope to help someone somewhere, sometime
· 1 decade ago