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Does this sound like circulation problem?

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  • Posted By: lilcee
  • March 9, 2010
  • 02:27 PM

My hands have been getting tingly, especially the left one. Also my arm will ache, my feet tingle sometimes when I sit or stand a long time. I feel cold even when the room is warm. My back hurts in one spot in the middle of my back and no drs have been able to tell me why.
I've been going to the Mayo Clinic and have several tests done for pain in my chest. They've been checking my espohogis (sp?). I'm also going for an MRI on my head and neck because I keep getting a pain in my head. Does the tingling and cold feeling sound like circulation or nerve related? I'm wondering if my next step would be a heart dr? I've had ekg's and stress test a few times in the last couple of years and they say my heart is fine, but I've never had an echo or had my arteries checked.
Yesterday I was doing some stretches and was using the exercise bike. After I got done I felt light headed and tingly all over.

One other thing I get is itchy all over - especially the back of my neck, my elbows, knees, feet and my back where the pain is. No rash, just itchy.

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  • I have some questions: When started to itch? You lose weight or gained weight lately? Are you taking any medication? Have you enlarged lymph nodes? Any abnormalities in blood tests?
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  • I have some questions: When started to itch? You lose weight or gained weight lately? Are you taking any medication? Have you enlarged lymph nodes? Any abnormalities in blood tests? I started itching about a week ago. I haven't lost or gained any weight. I'm taking an antibotic but the itching started before that. As far as I know I don't have enlarged lymph nodes and no abnormal blood tests. I have to go back to the Mayo Clinic on the 22nd. If it continues I'll talk to the the Dr about it and see what he wants to do. Thanks
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  • My hands have been getting tingly, especially the left one. Also my arm will ache, my feet tingle sometimes when I sit or stand a long time. I feel cold even when the room is warm. My back hurts in one spot in the middle of my back and no drs have been able to tell me why.I've been going to the Mayo Clinic and have several tests done for pain in my chest. They've been checking my espohogis (sp?). I'm also going for an MRI on my head and neck because I keep getting a pain in my head. Does the tingling and cold feeling sound like circulation or nerve related? I'm wondering if my next step would be a heart dr? I've had ekg's and stress test a few times in the last couple of years and they say my heart is fine, but I've never had an echo or had my arteries checked.Yesterday I was doing some stretches and was using the exercise bike. After I got done I felt light headed and tingly all over. One other thing I get is itchy all over - especially the back of my neck, my elbows, knees, feet and my back where the pain is. No rash, just itchy.It may be circulatory, and I would first have the aorta checked. That can give back pain and circulation issues. Have doctor check blood pressure and pulses in all extremities (hands and feet). If the feet are lower, there is a problem. An echo would be for the heart vessels, but what you describe is more probable to be vessels outside the heart. The doctor should check the limb you complain of, including signs of venous and arterial blockage. (does it hurt when pressing on that leg along a line going down, it it red/blue/black or swollen anywhere, do you get tingling or numbness in that leg, etc.)This can also be from nerve compression, and if your back hurts, that may be the place it's affected. I would try a chiropractor for that, as long as s/he has the gentle, not 'back--breaking' approach. The itching can be liver related if you think of nothing else that triggered it. You can have blood tests (LFTs) rule that out.Good luck, and please post if you figure this out, as that would be beneficial for my knowledge. All the best.:)
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