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What causes electric shock sensation in left arm radiating to chest?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: I was just awakened with a strong electric shock sensation that started in my left arm and went across my chest from the neck down t's disease my waste to my right arm. It jolted me to say the least, I have 3 conditions. Parkenson's disease, sleep apena and a vertibrae in lower back that is tilted. i am active physically working on environmental systems and a nuclear reactor program, walk 1/2 mile a day. I'm 77 yrs old, 5'8', 145 lbs.
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sleep apnoea may be the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query carefully; these symptoms may occur in patient with sleep apnoea and need further observation. Having said that cardiac cause needs to be ruled out by ECG, TMT test if not done recently.
Was there any sweating and nausea associated with your symptoms?
Hope this helps and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Mukesh Chugh (10 minutes later)
There was no sweating or nausea. I am being re tested in the sleep lab at the VA Hospital in Reno , Nv on August 6th. Previous studies confirmed the sleep apena as being severe central brain. I had trouble adjusting to the mask. they now have new design for my test.

i have had annual exams at the VA with no signs of any cardiac issues. is there any data/experience with people with sleep apena having these electric sensations. I can't tell you how strong it was.
Thanks, XXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There are no data available

Detailed Answer:
Hi
It’s good to see you
After going through the whole discussion, the symptoms you had were most likely due to sleep apnoea. Unfortunately there are no data available to quantify the problem. I wish I could be of more help to you.
Take care and if you have further query I would be please to answer them or you may close the present discussion.
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Sleep apnoea may be the cause Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for posting I have gone through your query carefully; these symptoms may occur in patient with sleep apnoea and need further observation. Having said that cardiac cause needs to be ruled out by ECG, TMT test if not done recently. Was there any sweating and nausea associated with your symptoms? Hope this helps and I shall be glad to answer any further query. Take care