My daughter is almost 4 weeks postpartum (c-section) and is experiencing some weird symptoms. About a week ago she started complaining that her index finger on her left hand felt like it had been jammed - although she had done nothing to injure it. By the next day her hand was swollen and sore.... By a few days later her muscle stiffness had moved up her left arm and into her shoulder and neck and by the next day had pretty much lost use of her left arm and hand. She had no grip and could only move it a little. She looked like she had had a stroke (but only in the left arm). I had to give her the baby to feed (propped on a pillow) and then take him back to burp and change when she was done. Went to the ER and they gave her a prescription for 5 days of steroids. The next morning her arms were better (but not good). By early evening the right arm was very weak and the hand had no grip. Over the next few days it seemed to come and go but never getting good. By the 4 day of the steroids she had limited use of her hands, could grip things but not great. She also couldn't (without a significant amount of effort) lift her arms to shoulder height. I spoke with her this morning and she said her arms are "useless."
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.