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I’d like a quick piece of advice? Regarding an injury or

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I’d like a quick piece of advice? Regarding an injury or underlying condition?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No, sertraline and propranolol
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Suffer from Health anxiety
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: about 3 weeks

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Hi so my trouble started around 3 weeks ago I did some diy painting and a few days later I helped move a fairly heavy cabinet! That night I noticed a sharp pain upper left chest shoulder region? Initially thought it may be heart related??? Anyway it passed and now I’m left with a tremor in my left hand index, middle and ring finger that seems to come and go depending on how much I use the arm and extend(for instance shower/google swing)trigger it??? Then yesterday I lifted my daughter onto my shoulders and whilst I didn’t notice anything at the time i had shooting pains radiating from the shoulder last night and there is definitely pain there when I move it but nothing unbearable. My question is, is this finger tremor related or should I be more worried as it’s now been 3 weeks and whilst it’s not getting worse it’s not getting better! No weakness btw thanks

Most likely these symptoms are due to muscle overuse and fatigue related.

Muscle spasms will cause finger tremors and shooting pain as well.

Another possibility can be cervical spine arthritis and nerve compression due to heavy lifting.

This can also cause shooting pain and tremors.

They are not serious condition.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
How long would you expect to wait to see an improvement? I’m also taking sertraline and I understand that can induce tremors? Thanks

4-6 weeks.

May improve earlier even.

Please adequate electrolyte rich fluids.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thanks for the help!!!!

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