I am 24, female, nonsmoker, but overweight.
About maybe 4 days ago I first noticed the pins-and-needles feeling in one of my feet. It was on-and-off, more not there than there the first day. The next day, I started noticing it in my other foot. By the end of that day, it was more frequently happening. By the next day, at any given time, I was more likely to be having the sensation in my feet than not. Now today it has started in my left hand. It seems to have no bearing on whether I'm sitting, standing, or laying down. It doesn't matter if I move or don't move, it doesn't go away or get worse or better.
I have a few health conditions, mainly hypothyroidism, GERD, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I haven't started on any new medications recently or anything. I know that diabetes can cause issues like this, but I was tested 3 weeks ago at a routine checkup and the bloodwork (checking for diabetes, my thyroid, and a complete blood count) came back fine as far as the diabetes goes. I don't have it.
The only thing it found was that I'm anemic and my platelets are high. This has been the case for about a year (at one point I had to get a blood transfusion) even though I eat plenty of red meat and I don't even menstruate because of the PCOS, so no one knows why I'm anemic.
I've also been itching all over my body for about a month. No red patches, no scaly or flaky skin, nothing, just itching everywhere. A prescription antihistamine did nothing to help it.
There's lots of little issues going on with me, but that's not really the main reason I came here. It's the progressive pins-and-needles/tingling in my feet and now hands that is scaring me a bit. This has never happened to me before. Should I go to my doctor?
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