I have sat in front of a keyboard of one type or another for the last 30 years. Now when I try to do anything in that type of position I have severe pain from the neck to the shoulder down the arm. Right now I am experiencing it on the right side only but a short while ago I was experiencing it on the left side only. I went to the doctor and he said it from carrying a heavy purse. I found that hard to believe but took the medication he prescribed and about a week later the pain finally subsided. It had returned twice more on the same side. I did return to the doctors the 2nd time and he prescribed the same med and about week later the pain went away. On the last day on my job. I went to work and said I hope this day goes fast my neck and arm pain is back. The next thing I know I was fired and gave a phoney reason for my firing and didn't go to the doctors this time because money would soon be scarce. But what I didn't realize is the pain would worsen. I am having a hard time finding a job because I am having trouble sitting at a computer for any length of time. As far as taking any speed tests or anything is impossible. Now of course I have no ins and any type of job I try to do is killing me. I can actually work about 6 hours without too much pain but those last 2 hours kill me. It will start with tingling down the right arm. But then it goes into pain from the back of my neck down my shoulder and arm. The end of my finger tips feel numb. I don't know if I am being a big baby or if I should be concerned? I know I am having difficulty trying to function in a normal capcity. With no insurance I am afraid to go to the doctor because I do not want a couple of pills, I need a full examine and that will cost money. I think arthritious is becoming a problem at this point of my life as well. But need to know where that pain starts and ends and if this is a form of carpal tunnel which is what I suppect. Any suggestions?

Posted By diane morgan on April 26, 2004 at 13:09:41:

In Reply to: Shoulder/neck/arm pain or tingling posted by Betty on January 14, 2004 at 10:09:54:

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