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Numbness and Tingling from left torso down into both legs?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 10, 2008
  • 11:16 PM

basics, im a healthy 22yr old female. no history of health problems, i dont drink or smoke, and i keep myself at a healthy weight with exersize.
about the 19th of december, i noticed numbness in my left torso just over the ribs. at that point, i ignored it thinking it would go away. over the new 2 days it started to spread, first down into my left foot, followed by my whole left leg and then up into my my left shoulderblade and back, i also have an itchy sensation in my left arm and my leg almost feel like it has heaviness to it. i called my primary doctor and they couldn't get me in immediately so they had me talk to a triage nurse (who til this day has not returned a call). because i couldn't get in to see my PCP i went to the ER on the 22nd. they had me do some sensory tests, did a needle poking test, and gave me a CAT (CT?) scan. they diagnosed me with Neuropraxia and sent me on my way. after that the numbness/tingling spread a little more into my right leg from the knee down, i also started to notice a "twinkling" out of my right peripheral vision, which only seems to be there when im in a bright lite area. the day after christmas i was finally able to see my primary doctor. she also did the needle poking test and blood work and gave me a referal for an MRI of my brain to rule out MS.
both the blood work and MRI came out normal. my doctor has refered me to go to a Neurologist but i cannot get an apointment before the 24th of this month. the waiting is absolutely unbearable and i cannot believe it is taking me so long to get a diagnosis. the symtoms have not changed and they are constant except that i dont notice the twinkling in my vision. because the doctors havent been able to tell me anything at this point i am still going about my daily habits and working while taking it as easy as possible but i worry if it could just be making my siduation worse. if anyone can tell me anything it would be a huge help and relief. thank you.
~amanda

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  • so it's just one sided???? shingles without a break out????
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 06:54 AM
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  • Demand an MRI of the back and neck. Was the first numbness on your back ribs, or your front ribs? Have you been to an eye doctor about your vision? Check these out to see if any match.These are from Wrong Diagnosis.Blurred vision Double vision Cloudy vision Visual halo Blind spot Visual hallucinations Visual problems Vision disorders Disturbed vision Visual disturbance Halo around lights Acute blindness Cataracts Cotton wool spots Double Vision in One Eye Double Vision in Both Eyes Floaters Eye floaters Hemianopsia Visual blurring Blurred Vision in Both Eyes Diplopia Hemianopia Visual Floaters Halo vision Blurred Vision in One Eye Cataract Visual impairment Vision Changes in Both Eyes Impaired vision Acute Vision Changes in Both Eyes (without pain or inflammation) Vision loss Peripheral vision loss Tunnel vision Loss of vision Vision changes Gradual vision changes in one eye Acute vision changes in one eye (painful or inflamed eye) Vision Changes in One Eye Acute Vision Changes in Both Eyes (with pain or inflammation) Gradual vision changes in both eyes Colour Vision Disturbance Acute Vision Changes in One Eye (Without pain or inflammation)
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 00:01 PM
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  • it started out one sided but then moved into my right leg from the knee to my footrad-skw - the numbness started on my front ribs and i haven't gone to an eye doctor because the twinkling has pretty much stopped.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 08:44 PM
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  • i didn't mention this before because i hadn't thought about it til now. right before the numbness started, i had started taking large doses of Vitamin C, to jump my system for the winter. i stopped after the numbness started, and asked the first doctor i talked to if it could have been the cause. he said toxicity from vitamin C was very unlikely. a few hours ago i took my first dose of vitamin C since then and noticed a change in the numbness in my right leg. sure enough when i looked it up, it said that it was a possibility, but that is all that it said. does this seam like it could be the case? if so, is it the vitamin c itself or actually another deficiency caused by the vitamin c? how would you treat something like this? obviously until today i had stopped taking the supplements, but the numbness has still been constant.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2008
    • 10:02 AM
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  • i didn't mention this before because i hadn't thought about it til now. right before the numbness started, i had started taking large doses of Vitamin C, to jump my system for the winter. i stopped after the numbness started, and asked the first doctor i talked to if it could have been the cause. he said toxicity from vitamin C was very unlikely. a few hours ago i took my first dose of vitamin C since then and noticed a change in the numbness in my right leg. sure enough when i looked it up, it said that it was a possibility, but that is all that it said. does this seam like it could be the case? if so, is it the vitamin c itself or actually another deficiency caused by the vitamin c? how would you treat something like this? obviously until today i had stopped taking the supplements, but the numbness has still been constant. I've experienced the same thing and the only thing I can think of is the vitamin C. This is just tingling in the legs. I will stop and see what happens in a few days.
    navarro_miguel 1 Replies
    • February 13, 2008
    • 01:58 AM
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  • I've experienced the same thing and the only thing I can think of is the vitamin C. This is just tingling in the legs. I will stop and see what happens in a few days.i dont have an answer for you...but i have a numbness in my stomach....bellybutton down pretty much down to my knees....i can at time feel "some" but pretty much nothing. i had my husband pinching me a million times just to see and nope nothing but a couple bruises....my dr thinks that it maybe from the epiderual from my c section 3 months ago, but i really have not much faith in drs anymore. i had a mri done yesterday and they called and said it was ok but want more blood work? idk good luck to you though......amanda
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 15, 2009
    • 03:13 PM
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  • Hi i know this was a while ago but this is happening to me now I haven't had any vitamins though it just started in the left part of my torso front and back and has spread down the left side of my body it's upto my knee atm and in my left groin and inside leg very strange feeling any help would be appreciated Rachel
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