THIS COULD BE A STROKE, GO TO THE ER!!!!
Adding my advice to the others. Go to the ER! Don't wait for your 15th appointment. Please let us know how you're doing.
I'm posting here only to emphasize to those who read this many days/weeks/months later, that ONSET of a TIA, and in fact, of this kind of symptoms, requires a "stroke protocol" so as to have minimal/no later symptoms. The protocol gives medication to dissolve clots and uses scan to ID the problem more fully.
After an initial TIA, medication (like plavix/aspirin) is prescribed to minimize likelihood of more symptoms.
If these are a NEW onset of symptoms, that is, you were free of symptoms for awhile, go to the ER now for administration of another stroke protocol, rather than waiting. The neurologist can't do anything to minimize symptoms in his office.
Hi LAB. Hang on, there will be answers and help... I'm really glad you checked it out. Best wishes.
Diabetic women are seven times more likely than the general public to get a frozen shoulder. Is it pain when you move your arm (anywhere in the shoulder area, front, back, top?) Or is it pain in the arm itself?
I had the worst pain of my life (couldn't' sleep for 48 hours, worse pain than passing a gallstone) when I briefly dislocated my shoulder (parking my car!) and then my shoulder started to freeze up almost overnight. It's related to high blood sugars over time causing our tendons to get very stiff. I had to wash my hair one-handed; couldn't lift my hand above my shoulder.
It took about a year of physical therapy to get it back to 100% mobility, but the physical therapy was well worth it.
I had a frozen shoulder the year prior to my diagnosis and it was the most painful thing ever. I did 10 months of physical therapy three times a week and it finally got better. For me it has been like the chicken or the egg...I still can't figure out if the diabetes gave me a frozen shoulder or the steroid shots for the frozen shoulder (and the pain) triggered off the diabetes. Guess I'll never know.
Has he considered Bells Palsy.