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Feeling strange sensation in arm. Got relief after taking ativan. What is causing this?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


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Posted on Sat, 8 Dec 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Last night I had a strange feeling in my arm like getting hit in the funny bone that reverberated to my stomach, which felt like a panic attack. I was trying to sleep when it happened. It happened repeatedly, and I was up until 3 a.m. when I took some Ativan and it stopped. YYYY@YYYY
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Thanks for posting your query.
The feeling that you had could be due to vitamin B complex deficiency, electrolyte imbalance or anxiety. If it is a one time symptom then there is nothing to worry and you can wait for it to subside spontaneously. In case the feeling is recurrent then taking Vitamin B complex supplements and a mild anti anxiety drug with low day time sedation after consulting your physician will help.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.

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