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pins and needles

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 10, 2006
  • 11:57 AM

Hi I have been experiencing pins and needles in my little finger and the one next to it on my left hand for a month now, its really troublesome and I am not too sure what it could be, does any one have the same kind of problem. All advice will be most welcome

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  • Hi, I have had pins and needles in my feet going on 4 months now. I wanted to ask if you had any other symptoms you find strange or new? Do you have any numbness that follows it on your arms or do you have any spots in your field of vision? Just asking because years ago, I had pins and needles in my pinky finger and never thought about it. I am now having a lot of other things going on and they can't find anything wrong so far. I don't want to scare you, but just wanted to know if it was just 1 thing going on with you.
    kitkat2 17 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 04:20 PM
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  • that is often a symptom of a neuropathy, usually caused by diabetes or celiac disease, i dont know of other causes though.
    the_one 39 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 05:48 PM
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  • I would also have your cervical spine checked, as this is where the nerves to the fingers eminate from. A simple X-Ray will verify if there is any compression of the nerves eminating from the spinal cord.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 04:18 AM
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  • Hi, I have had pins and needles in my feet going on 4 months now. I wanted to ask if you had any other symptoms you find strange or new? Do you have any numbness that follows it on your arms or do you have any spots in your field of vision? Just asking because years ago, I had pins and needles in my pinky finger and never thought about it. I am now having a lot of other things going on and they can't find anything wrong so far. I don't want to scare you, but just wanted to know if it was just 1 thing going on with you.PLEASE GO TO A GOOD NEUROLOGIST AND HAVE AN MRI DONE ON YOUR BRAIN AND SPINE. I SAY BOTH BECAUSE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE SYMPTOMS YOU ARE DESCRIBING ARE JUST A FEW OF MANY THAT I HAVE HAD FOR ABOUT ELEVEN YEARS. I HAVE RELAPSING/REMITTING SECONDARY PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE SCHLEROSIS. IT IS ON MY BRAIN AND SPINE, BUT CAN ALSO ONLY BE ON ONE OR THE OTHER . THEREFORE HAVE THEM BOTH CHECKED. THIS WAY YOU WILL BE CORRECTLY DIAGNOISED. I ALSO HAVE FIBROMYLAGIA. HAVE A GOOD RHEUMATOLOGIST CHECK YOU FOR THIS. THESE SYMPTOMS ARE VERY SIMILIAR TO M.S. SYMPTOMS. THE SOONER YOU GET THIS CHECKED OUT THE BETTER YOU WILL BE. THERE ARE NOW INJECTIONS YOU CAN TAKE THAT WILL SLOW THIS DISEASE DOWN. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU. P.S. IF YOU GO TO A RHEUMATOLOGIST AND HE SAYS "IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD DUE TO STRESS." "RUN" "HE DOESN'T NEED TO BE PRACTICING MEDICINE."
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 04:17 AM
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  • Hi I have been experiencing pins and needles in my little finger and the one next to it on my left hand for a month now, its really troublesome and I am not too sure what it could be, does any one have the same kind of problem. All advice will be most welcomePLEASE READ MY ADVICE TO KITKAT2. THIS COULD ALSO APPLY TO YOURSELF. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 04:20 AM
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  • I have had pins and needles in my feet and legs for one week now and it is driving me crazy. I have had bllodwork done and am going to my GP tomorrow to keep following this up.
    Mistee 4 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 02:39 AM
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  • Pins & needles in fingers can be due to the nerve being pinched at the neck. A common cause is poor seating arrangements when using a computer - your eyes should be looking DOWN at the TOP of the screen at an angle of 15 degrees. If the monitor is too high/big, especially for short people, then neck problems, pinched nerves and headaches can ensue from having to look up even a little at the top of the screen. Elbows should form a right angle so that forearm is level with the keyboard, not reaching upwards, and feet should be flat on the floor or a footrest. Regular breaks, at least every hour, are essential too. We weren't designed for sitting at a computer for long periods!Hope this helps
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 03:17 AM
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  • Pins & needles in fingers can be due to the nerve being pinched at the neck. A common cause is poor seating arrangements when using a computer - your eyes should be looking DOWN at the TOP of the screen at an angle of 15 degrees. If the monitor is too high/big, especially for short people, then neck problems, pinched nerves and headaches can ensue from having to look up even a little at the top of the screen. Elbows should form a right angle so that forearm is level with the keyboard, not reaching upwards, and feet should be flat on the floor or a footrest. Regular breaks, at least every hour, are essential too. We weren't designed for sitting at a computer for long periods!Hope this helpsThis is the most likely cause...I have had pins and needles and numbness in my hands come and go intermittently over the last 15-20 years. Coincidentally, my computer use has increased significantly in that time.It can flash on and off for a week or a month. Probably Carpal Tunnel. If it gets progressively worse as it comes and goes, see a doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2009
    • 08:45 PM
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  • I have experienced the same thing in both of my hands, I went to the doctor and they ran a series of test that really sucked I might add, they did a nerve test with this needle hooked up to a machine in which they stuck the needle in certain parts of my hands which was very painful but come to find out it was carpal tunnel , I had 1 surgery per hand and vuala I'm doin just fine :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2009
    • 01:08 PM
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  • Hi I have been experiencing pins and needles in my little finger and the one next to it on my left hand for a month now, its really troublesome and I am not too sure what it could be, does any one have the same kind of problem. All advice will be most welcomeive had the same pins and needles in my lil finger and the side of my palm i went 2 the doctors and he said theres nothing they cn do....confused
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  • Read up on a compressed ulnar nerve. Carpal tunnel i caused by a compressed median nerve. Posting worst case scenario over something as minor as isolated parenthesis in two digits only worries people for no reason. Serious issues would have many more symptoms. It would still be wise to get a professional to take a look at it. Surgery may be necessary in some cases to prevent perminant nerve damage. Do you drink a lot of energy drinks or take in a lot of vitamin B?
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