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Degenerative disc disease, weak arms, lupus, thyroid cancer. Treatment?

I have degenerative disc disease in my neck #1,2,4,5...and in my lower back. When i stand up my arms go weak my chest tightens as if hard to breathe and i feel like im going to collapse...i also have lupus..thyroid cancer..i wont go to ER ever again. What should i do...y is this happening? My arms are starting to just stay weak now..even when lying down.
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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greetings friend, degenerative disc disease in the neck and lower back often comes with normal aging and should not involve difficulty with breathing or chest tightness, if you feel like you're going to collapse upon standing, this could suggest a cardiac or respiratory or blood pressure issue that he should go to a regular doctor rather than to the emergency room. My concern is that something is going on besides the degenerative disc disease that needs to be addressed. have a great day.
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