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Nerve Damage from Blood Draw?

I found this community and was shocked to see how many people have had nerves hit during blood draws; professional journal articles make it seem like it is uncommon.

A week ago I was going to have my bi-monthly blood work and the tech stuck my nerve  at the inner elbow area close to the inside of my arm. I immediately let out a yell and had the worse electric shock pain, burning, and numbness go down into my arm hand. My muscles hurt for 2 days (and still do) and then I started getting the bad pain and tingling in my hand, mainly related to the thumb and index finger. The forearm itself hurts as well. It hurts to extend my arm, lift the lightest of things (i.e., pillow), turn it, etc. etc,  which produces the worse pain. Today cold water hit my index finger and it felt like it was badly burning.

My doctor said it would get better, but it's getting worse. Does anyone know what to  do?

Kindly
D

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