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Injection in arm causes numbness in hand

When my husband injected the back of my arm, a pain shot down my whole arm into my hand (like it had hit a nerve or something.) This happened at 8:15 in the morning and it is now 7:50 in the evening and 2 of my fingers and that side of my hand are still numb.  Note that the terrible pain that I originally felt lasted a half but the numbness is still there.  Note I never had numbness in my hand from MS itself - it definitely is related to the injected. This shooting pain down my arm into my hand happened once before about 2 months ago, but at that time, I was fine after anout 1/2 hour. I had been on copaxone over 6 years before this happened. has this happened to anyone else?  Any thoughts?
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338416 tn?1420045702
It sounds like he hit a nerve going in.  Maybe the radial?  I would see if the numbness goes away, and talk to your neurologist if it doesn't.

I don't know about you, but I've had problems with that nerve.  Sometimes I'll extend my arm and an electric shock shoots down my arm.  
572651 tn?1530999357
The arm is my tough spot to inject and I recently called SS about this problem.  I would do the shot and I would have pain in my wrist and in my shoulder joint. But only on my right arm - never my left.  

They had me adjust the setting to a lower number and that has made all the difference. When I checked, my autoinjector was at a ten - they had me take it back to a 6. It was immediately a better experience.

SS also sent me a new autoinjector- yours might need to be replaced too (if you use one!)

Be sure to talk to your neuro and SS about this problem.  
best, Lulu
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