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Electric shock feeling in armpit, painful. What is causing it?

I keep getting this strange electric shock type of feeling in my left armpit. It s very brief, but hurts and can happen from 10-30 times a day. It s been happening for about three weeks now, and I am concerned about what s causing it. It s more annoying than painful, but I want it to go away. Any ideas or suggestions about a cause or cure?
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Shock like feeling occurring repeatedly could be nerve irritation - arm pit is supplied by T-3.
If there is nothing locally, you may have to see a Neurologist / you may need X-ray of Chest and Thoracic spine

It is difficult to suggest a cure without a diagnosis...
In the meantime, drugs like Gabapentin which raise the pain threshold may be tried - discuss with your GP and get appropriate prescription.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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