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Disturbed sleep, pain in shoulder,chest and elbow. Is this a serious problem?

have been having a hard time sleeping for the past few weeks and when I wake up I kind of jerk up and slam my body back down on both my left and right arms. Both of my arms have been having really sharp pains going from my shoulder down to my elbow and sometimes my chest hurts on my right side. Do you think this could be something serious or just a result of bad sleep?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Jun 2012
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It needs a good history and understand whether it is just bad sleep or serious thing. It is also important to know if ther eis previous episodes like these. What is your age, and any health problems?
Do you snore? Do you wake up fresh each day? Do you consume any medicine for any other problem?

So it is better to get evaluation from the doctor.
Answered: Wed, 20 Jun 2012
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