I have had several episodes of temporary weakness or heaviness in both arms. The episode doesn't last very long - perhaps a minute or so. It's happened three times in the past 6 weeks and I remember it happening a couple of other times more than a year ago. When these episodes ocurred I hadn't been doing any physical exertion. The weakness and heaviness is in both arms from the shoulders to the hands and is fairly overwhelming when it happens. It's as if I can't lift my arms or use them. There isn't really any pain or other symptoms. Does anyone know whether these symptoms are signifcant - should I see a doctor? Do you know what causes this to happen?
Yes. That has happened to me. Intermittant weakness, with a strange sort of dizziness that leaves my upper body limp. It happens rarely, but when it happens is as you say, overwhelming. I am a healthy, physically active 58 year old woman.
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