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Frequent numbness and tingling in arms, taking medicines for cholesterol. Cause?

I wake up many night with my arms numb and tingling .I love to paint and I noticed that when I was painting Saturday that my arm would start tingling. What is happening. I have extremely high cholesterol and and taking 20 mg of Crestor in the morning and 20 at night. I also started taking fish oil and flaxseed oil. I had read some things on the internet about daibetes.
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Tingling and numbness in arms can be caused by various medical conditions like
diabetic peripheral neuropathy
abnormal levels of calcium,potassium etc
low levels of VIT B 12,
Other causes could be compression of nerves at the cervical level or there could be local problems like..
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cubitus tunnel syndrome
Radial tunnel syndrome.
You must consult a neurologist and get yourself thoroughly examined and investigated because treatment would depend upon finding the cause and then giving proper and relevant treatment.
Answered: Tue, 9 Jul 2013
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