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    An_190860 posted:
    Dr. Metz:

    I have had a problem with allergies for 40 years (I am 48). I take Calaritan twice a day for approx. 6 months out of the year, mostly from Sept. to January. In the last several years I get a stiff neck and left shoulder when my allergies are their worst. The pain feels like a pinched nerve under my left shoulder blade. Causes a sharp pain in neck and left/upper back. Slight numbness in left arm. Trying to determine if this is allergy related or a coincidence.

    Gregory M Metz, MD responded:
    Dear DZJ, sorry to hear about your pain and numbness. I do not know of a way to explain those symptoms in the context of your allergies. I would mention them to your primary care doctor so an investigation into other possible causes can be undertaken.

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