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Numbness and burning in thighs. Pins-and-needles in feet.

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  • Posted By: ScaredButCurious
  • August 8, 2007
  • 05:02 PM

Greetings everyone. This is a problem that has literally left me almost paralyzed with fear for the past several months, so any help is appreciated.

I'm 27 years old. I'm overall healthy. I've had full physicals recently that show nothing out of the ordinary, and all of my tests are about as good as they can be.

Now, having said that, I was diagnosed with Crohn's last year. I do have intestinal discomfort, but repeated tests show no sign of Crohn's aside from the bloodtest. Anyway, that's just for the background. That's not my current issue.

I have this really annoying burning and numb sensation that's primarily on my thighs. It seems to concentrate on the inside and back of my thighs, but sometimes I feel it on the front as well. It radiates down to the knee and past it as well. The whole leg has this almost numb feeling to it.

Also, I sometimes get this zinging sensation that runs down my leg and into my feet. It seems to concentrate in two areas of my feet, the bottom toward the heel and the toes. This isn't a persistent feeling and seems to happen every once in a while in between the burning, etc.

Finally, I do have some lower back pain on my right side. Years ago I "threw out" my back that resulted in a spasm that lasted for several days, but there was never any direct correlation between that and the burning/electricity I feel now.

This feeling has persisted now off-and-on for a few months. My job requires that I sit practically all day, and it's definitely worse when sitting down. I feel better when I walk around, but it still feels a little numb. It's better when I'm sleeping as well, but seems to start again a while after waking up.

Any thoughts? I'm a bit of a hypochrondiac, so I tend to think for the worst. My first concern was herpes or something (I'm not at high risk, but I have had two prior girlfriends; I'm married now), but I've never had any sores or anything. Still, anything that affects the thighs makes me paranoid.

Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated!

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