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Numbness in hands and fingers what is it?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 9, 2006
  • 05:56 AM

I'm 32 years old, no major health problems, but do have a monster of a sweet tooth. Anyway, I experience intermittent bouts of tingling and numbness in my fingers and hands, mostly my left, but sometimes right side.

My mom started having these symptoms at my age and blames it on her pregnancy with my brother (which makes no sense to me). She continues to suffer from progressive peripheral neuropathy of uncertain origin. She won't get a spinal tap to confirm or rule out MS. She also has seizures, confusion and fatigue, which she did not have earlier on in life.

Now that I am having neuropathic symptoms and have seen her health degenerate, it is difficult to not become terrified. Does this sound like diabetes? Lupus? MS?

I also have constipation and sweating, but think it is related to my antidepressants (Wellbutrin 300 and Effexor 75, both extended release).

Any ideas??? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  • Sweating, tingling extremities, constipation, genetic pre-disposition... have you considered food intolerences?
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 05:59 AM
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  • You may want to consider Raynaud's syndrome/phenomena/disease as a cause.Also look into B-vitamins. Lack of some of these can cause numbing and tingling. I think niacinamide might be helpful from what I have been reading.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
    • 07:17 PM
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  • get some blood work done to make sure you have a strong white and red blood cell count and Tcell count to rule out low immune system or vitamin deficiency and to rule out Diabetes. Make sure your doctor knows about your family history, your mother's conditions may have passed on to you and you may pass on to your children. For this, you may need a neurologist. Did you have any accidents? or do you have repetitive stress syndrome or carpal tunnel? Best of luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 09:33 PM
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  • Sounds like Osteoarthritis of neck and DDD. I have the same problem when I wake in the morning. I went to PT for my neck and the therapist said it was called Cervical Osteoarthritis. No cure for it. It is pinch nerve leaning on nerves to hands and thumbs. Of course the neurosurgeon I went to put me on steroids bymouth for 30 dys, It helped some. But now I take Celebrex 1 day. It helps. I will wait forever for surgery to relieve the pinched nerve. Good luck Gail :)
    FloridaSunshine 6 Replies
    • December 12, 2006
    • 05:01 PM
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