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Burning sensation in legs, itchy finger joints, tongue and facial neuropathy. Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 27, 2007
  • 09:22 PM

I'm an 19 year old college student with neuropathy around my face and a constant stinging sensation on the left side of my tongue and occasionally the right. My facial muscles around my mouth almost feel like they're swollen or just or unable to move properly and it causes me to mumble unless I'm putting in effort. I also have intermittent neuropathy on my legs. Usually it feels like a burning or stinging sensation in my calves, occasionally climbing into my upper legs. Some days I'm alright while other days it 's very painful. Otherwise I occasionally have a strong itching sensation on the joints in my hands. This all started at the very end of last augest after I had been working in a hospital delivering food to patients and working in the dishroom for a month. Please, if you have any idea what could help or what this is I would be extremely thankful.

So far I've had an MRI and several blood tests and the following have been rules out.

Thyroid problems
MS
Diabetes
Vitamin B deficiency
Lead Poisoning
Hypocalcemia
Hemochromatosis

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  • Have you been to a neurologist yet? You mention the MRI issse but even a GP can order that kind of test. Have you had STD examinations? Sometimes they can cause some very strange symptoms if untreated. Also, it's possible you contracted some kind of bacterial infection while working in the dishroom.
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  • Sorry, forgot to mention. Yah, went to a neurologist before the leg symptoms appeared (apout a month after the face) and they didn't know and wanted to wait but the mri was done. Had a full STI check that showed up negative and both standard tests and a western blot test for lyme. Going to see the neurologist again soon.
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  • Also had some basic blood tests done but they all showed up normal just some slightly high Eosinophil count and HCT (hematocrit) and MCV (mean cell volume) values
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  • Have a western blot lyme test done. Lyme disease is very difficult to diagnose, and is becoming more and more wide spread.Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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    • 02:17 PM
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