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Tingling sensations leg, arm, face

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 2, 2008
  • 10:55 PM

About 1 week ago I started getting vague feelings of tingling, numbness in my feet and hands. It moves up my calf and forearms. Lately, I have noticed my tongue and lips being tingly. I have not lost any of my sense of feeling of pain, hot, cold, etc. Sometimes I feel a little lightheaded or dizzy when I move quickly. It's not getting any worse or better. Should I go to the dr? I also take Levothyroxine for hypothyroid but no other meds.

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  • Hi there,Tingling and numbness in feet and hands can have many different causes. The only cause I'm at all knowledgeable about, because it affects me and I have these symptoms too, is vitamin b12/folate deficiency. There is a forum about b12 deficiency on this site which is extremely friendly and supportive and you could look at. You can post your symptoms there and the very helpful people on it will give you advice and suggestions. You could also look at these sites/forums:http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/ http://roseannster.googlepages.com/homehttp://www.paulgolding.id.au/ Good luck!jan
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  • About 1 week ago I started getting vague feelings of tingling, numbness in my feet and hands. It moves up my calf and forearms. Lately, I have noticed my tongue and lips being tingly. I have not lost any of my sense of feeling of pain, hot, cold, etc. Sometimes I feel a little lightheaded or dizzy when I move quickly. It's not getting any worse or better. Should I go to the dr? I also take Levothyroxine for hypothyroid but no other meds.Are you sure your TSH/FreeT4/FreeT3 levels are at the correct level for you?You can get that tingly feelingly feeling in your mouth if your medication is too high or too low.Ideally, the TSH should be between 0.5 - 1.0.Dizziness and lightheadedness are symptoms of hypothyroidism.When's the last time you had blood tests for hypothyroidism? If you're stable it should be performed every 6 months to once a year. If you're not stable it should be performed every 4 to 8 weeks until you're stable.Great site with a link to a very informative and friendly forum:http://www.freewebs.com/thyroid
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  • could be shingles
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  • Hypothyroidism can lead to neuropathy which can have the symptoms of tingling you describe. Go see a neurologist: he/she should be able to help you.Good Luck and God Bless.
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  • hi,About 1 week ago I started getting vague feelings of tingling, numbness in my feet and hands. It moves up my calf and forearms. Lately, I have noticed my tongue and lips being tingly. I have not lost any of my sense of feeling of pain, hot, cold, etc. Sometimes I feel a little lightheaded or dizzy when I move quickly. It's not getting any worse or better. Should I go to the dr? I also take Levothyroxine for hypothyroid but no other meds. sentersoftech.
    AndrewKlim 1 Replies
    • February 11, 2009
    • 07:18 AM
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  • I wonder the same thing. I have numbness in legs plus burning. I also have numb tongue and sometimes lips. It almost feels like i burnt the end of my tongue.
    daisykf 21 Replies
    • February 21, 2009
    • 08:46 PM
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  • I too am hypothyroid and have been experiencing tingling in my arms. Im due another blood test in a month to check my levels.
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  • My wife has this before her migraine attacks (once in 5 years or so). Progressed twince in 32 years to where brain does not work for a couple of minutes, forgets people etc.. Scanned /ECG found nothing. Recently read Prabakarn(LTTE) had ischemic stroke, they gave same symptoms.
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  • I had this for a long time. I got numbness in my feet and hands and tingling in my feet and hands. I also had a feeling of cold water running down under the skin of my legs, sometimes it feels hot too but more cold. Aomtimes it's as if it runs down my side. Finally when I told my gp I felt like I was wearing wet socks, I was sent for an MRI. I have multiple scleriosis and that's how I found out.These symptoms can be suggestive of a problem with your central nervous symptom and many of these things can be treated or at least controlled. There are several things, too many to list that this could be. All I would stress to you is that you must see a doc about this and an MRI is a good idea, even if only to give you peace of mind.
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