I experience terrible weakness in both my arms. It is so distressing and literally comes on very sudden. Like tonight I was fine.. sitting on the floor playing with me kids... got up did some laundry... came down stairs and just like that I noticed my legs and arms were both really weak and shaky. Much more in my arms though. I sat down to eat and I felt I could barely lift my fork and it was shaking. My husband asked if I had low blood sugar. I said I didn't think so cause I'd been snacking all day. I was also kind of dizzy. Well anyways I felt so weak I had to get up and go lay down. Very scary when this happens cause it seems to come on so sudden. I've layed on the couch for a bout an hour and am still feeling weak, but a bit better. I also got this same arm weakness about 2 weaks ago again out of the blue. I feel like I can't even lift my arms up. Last time it lasted for it seems a whole day then goes away. I also notice weakness and my arms get really fatigued easily by holding heavy things such as my 2 year old daughter. If I hold her for a long time my arms get really shaky.
Can't figure it out!! It is a sucky feeling though. Does anyone else get this kind of weakness?
Yes I get this but mine lasts for a few days. It's gotten better though. I'm not sure if mine is from nerve damage related to my spine surgery though. I have a hard time holding something out in front of me or over my head.
I do get weakness that fits this description well. More so in my arms than in my legs, I have never fallen, but I have dropped things.
I am pretty strong. But during a flare, I can have some difficult fatigue/pain issues. That is usually when I will experience this sort of weakness. It has never persisted in me, it seems transient and mostly connected to fatigue and/or over-exertion.
I started getting this in January. Mine only last 10 to 15 minutes and also involve pain/pressure/numbness. I had thought it was a C-spine issue due to stenosis at the C5-C6 level that was on my C-spine MRI. Did your MRI's mention stenosis at all?
This weakness in arms is getting out of control!! I'm so sick of it! It's been on and off for the past few days. Yesterday I felt pretty well, but yesterday evening I suddenly got extreme arm weakness (this time in my left arm... it's usuallly in the right). My arms feel SOOO heavy and weak. I don't think I have actual weakness if that makes sense. Like I could probably lift the same amount it's just they feel EXTREMELY TIRED and heavy. This is very distressing when this happens. What is causing this?? My arms also hurt occasionally especially in the elbows and I get shooting pains in arms through hands. I had to go to bed last night at 730 cause I was so weak. I felt I couldn't barely move .... it was too tiring.
I'm like patsy10. Sometimes, it feels difficult to lift my arms/legs, but I still can do it. They can feel heavy or sluggish, and/or I can have weird pains in my skin and muscles (in addition to the joint pain).
Between the fatigue and feelings of weakness, this disease seems to always try and stop me from moving!
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