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Tingling/numbness in arms/hands/legs/face/head

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 7, 2007
  • 08:30 PM

Tingling and numbness are basically around whole body, although moreso in the back of head, face and mouth now, after being more all around over two months ago when this started. Sometimes tingling in legs will become extreme when walking.

Extremities seem to "fall asleep" (different than the above numbness) often. A couple of months ago my foot (I believe left one only) several times fell asleep with a distinct centralized "ball" of heaviness/pain for lack of a better description. Had never felt anything like that in extremities falling asleep earlier in my life.

Muscles have little, visible twitches at times, in no particular area (mainly legs, arms, hands and face).

Occasional heartburn-type feeling (has actually been happening for about two years).

Some trembling and inability to make fine movements with hands, although I have never been the most dextrous so it's hard to tell if this is new.

Difficulty balancing at times, but not extremely.

Slight muscle soreness/weakness, especially in hands/fingers. Occasionally on face.

Dark/smelly urine (possibly from infection or directly from whatever is causing everything else). Seemed to have small amounts of uncontrollable urination but not as of late.

Some sudden, inadvertent movements, especially of legs/feet.

General fatigue/tiredness.

I know this is very vague. I went to the ER two months ago and they said it could be pretty much anything from an infection to MS. They didn't do any tests. I'm a 24 year old male.

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  • Doing some reading...For years I have had Raynaud's, or something very similar to it. My hands have been very sensitive to cold, and they do turn purple/blue, starting mainly in blotches. Then they start to get painful or even numb at the point where I don't remember anyone else having issues. Still, I thought this was just normal. :p Or that I was just not good in cold weather, since I've liked warmer weather for quite some time. My ears are also sensitive to cold, but I've never had a chance to look at their color. Do these symptoms also possibly point to MS / FMS? Seems to be a common phenomenon with those two.Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- Immune Dysfunction.Activated by viruses- created by vaccines.look into parasites too.best
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  • Just right now I noticed purple nail beds. My nail "moons" disappeared a while ago but I haven't noticed the beds being off-colored like this before. :( Thanks for the response, Eatafruit78.:) Can CFS be aided by anxiety? Before these symptoms (other than fatigue) all started coming on one after another, I was going through the worst emotional trauma I've had probably in my life. It hasn't exactly let up now that I'm dealing with that and the symptoms.
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  • I have had many of those symptoms you describe and it turned out to be anxiety disorder. It turn into full blown agoraphobia. I was later diagnosed with chronic fatigue disorder. That was in 1992. I am much better now and at full functioning. My CF does kick up once in awhile if my stress levels stay very high.Good luck to you
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  • Hi two unregistereds. :D It's ironic that you mention anxiety disorder because I was going through a huge piece of emotional trauma before this struck (not that it's any better now, what with feeling sick). The fatigue had been setting in before that, but for all I know that could have been a bit of laziness and/or growing in years. Most other recent symptoms seem to have come on since then. To the first unregistered, yes, it does almost feel like several things are happening. In fact, I was just thinking of that as a possibility the other day. It also seems like some of these ailments with similar symptoms can work in conjunction with each other (of course some have no greater odds with or without the other one present).Now, I have sunburn from a bike ride this afternoon. I take it that one is completely unrelated to anything else though. :rolleyes: God bless you.
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  • I have had many of those symptoms you describe and it turned out to be anxiety disorder. It turn into full blown agoraphobia. I was later diagnosed with chronic fatigue disorder. That was in 1992. I am much better now and at full functioning. My CF does kick up once in awhile if my stress levels stay very high.Good luck to youThere are no stories of success in Psychiatry- it has not cured a single patient, so I would not accept any of those 'half truth' diagnosis.What is the cause behind a nervous system malfunction? Anxiety disorder is not listed in any manual and has no scienfic explanation. Did you know that?Anxiety is not s disease is a symptom of immune system problems.Don't accept anything face value- research on your condition- not in the diagnosis.Frui.
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  • I had very similar symptoms, numbness, tingling on and off down my arms to my elbows where it just seems to hurt like a good case of tennis elbow, eventually it progressed down the arms to the hands as well.I had fairly severe muscle spasms about the size of a dime in random places on the arms as well as sometime severe muscle pain on my back right shoulder as if those muscles were constantly spasming causing pain and fatigue.my gp chalked it up to stress, so I go to see a masseuse for about a month at which point she says she isn't helping as I already know and suggests her chiropractor.WHATEVER you do DO NOT let the bone crackers after you.I did and after he cracked my neck a few times the third time during the third week being the charm; he cracked me and lit my whole left arm up.xrays follow, not good. Mri follows even worse.2 slipped disks and Spondylosis at c6. Symptoms caused by nerve root compression at c5 and spinal compression at c6.Surgery, dual level Discectomy and tri level fusion c5-7 with a nifty titanium plate and a bone plug the size of a roll of dimes jammed between c5 and c7 as they cut out most of c6 out which was compressing my spinal cord, followed by nine weeks in a neck brace.yes my heads on a peg.The good news was that Immediately upon waking up in recovery all symptoms were gone and have not returned.This was sept of 06The bad news is light duty for the better part of a year, neck pain is not bad if I don't strain, no meds either way but the job required alot of bending twisting and such so out of work to boot.If I do too much like carrying in groceries and over do normal things it does tell on me and I feel it for days.such is life, all in all the surgery in my case was needed due to the bone issue and is NOT the case in 90 percent of people with nerve root or spinal compression. I would have been in a wheelchair within a month without the surgery it was that bad in my case but probably not yours.If your still with me this far the only point I am really trying to make is get a xray, if your doc laughs get another doc. still contemplating suing mine as I mentioned all this to him in april 06 during a full phy and a simple xray would have done the trick with me. get the xray before going to any bone cracker, you may still go to one for spinal decompression but do the xray bit first.The nerve root at c5 causes all of the symptoms I had.lumbar nerves could cause the leg symptoms but I had none of that.hope this helps someone because I sure wish I had known in april then maybe all I would have needed was the decompression routine.good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2008
    • 08:29 AM
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  • Guys!! I am so glad I found this thread! I am almost at tears and goosebumps! I am feeling all your symptoms 'Q&A' all the way down to the floaters in my eyes (ive had them since a child but have become more noticeable as these symptoms were occurring) to the wandering and concentration of my mind when trying to sleep! Not to mention THE BIG first symptoms of my arms and hands up to the elbow (down to the purple color of the palms q&a!) The pins and needles as well (although this has only happend during my 2 "central nervous system" 'attacks' for lack of medical knowledge)I too went to a basic family doc and as soon as I mentioned my light marijuana and adderall usage, he immediately "put his wall up" and tried to write me off with anxiety. Now look, I know I have nervousness when going to class and meeting new people but what I have been experiencing is not psychological. I know its chemical, and in a sense it is coming from the brain clearly, the central nervous system. Let me explain myself so you guys can paint a picture of me a little bit. I am a 20 year old male with a military father and am BIG on exercise and nutrition. I am fit and my body and muscles are as strong as can be for my age. But when my nerves started acting up (4/25/08) it was something else for me! To be able to lose feeling (dysthensia) in arms and hands (the main culprits) and after 2 'central nervous system attacks' followed by a 'joint' of marijuana combined with fatigue (no sleep). Im 20 years old I should be able to go a day or two without sleep!Now like I said I am not a doper so do not get the wrong idea like my doctor, please gentlemen. I do take adderall (no prescription) which I acquire from my friend maybe twice a week for school and class. Helps with my so called "anxiety" and nervousness. And to come down off of the amphetamine I smoke 1 or 2 small tiny joints. Nothing of that compared to my friends, whom of which are not as physically strong as me who abuse these same drugs constantly for years and have not had my symptoms ever.I've come to the conclusion that these are not the cause but rather 'triggers'. And so of course I've discontinued all usage and have not had an attack since. But I do maintain the symptoms only on a very subtle level throughout the day and especially at night during fatigue. During the day is this BNF 'the muscle twitches' throughout the body and don't hurt but are noticeable and are apparently linked to muscle degeneration. So I have started my stretching and exercise routine up again as I usually do each summer when I have time. Anyways I don't want to write a whole document here but would like to go into detail of my attacks (aphasia + paresthesia oral) 1st attack: mouth went numb, slurred speech, muscle convulsion, heat sensations. and 2nd attack: goosebump flares down left arm only followed by (dysthensia and pins and needles when handling cold objects, clear sign of nerve end damage) and I urge you 'Q&A' and 'samkmw' to email me as I do believe we have something in common. I know certainly, something is the cause of this whether it be vitamin deficiency or a disease (but surely not anxiety disorders) and I urge anyone to email me that have similar symptoms so that we can get to the bottom of this. I am going to take my blood tests and MRI's this month to make certain it is not MS or any other form of disease.On a positive note I just took my first B-12 vitamin (because of you guys and this thread), and sure enough 20 minutes later body does seem to be functioning better with circulation. I am going to get some rest now, and please email me if you have like symptoms or reply on this thread. I will check frequently and wont let you guys down. You can count on me to get to the bottom of this.Richard (silenceviolence@gmail.com)
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  • alright well after eating some more its surely not abdomen problems internally. It's definitely coming from the brain (central nervous) and spread out through the nerve endings (hands, arms, legs) I have started to take Centrum one a day multivitamins just to make sure I get my immune system fully boosted and exercise + stretch daily. It is helping.My symptoms only come at night after a fatigue (grabbing a glass, trying to put it up to my mouth) Its just an awkward nerve feeling. Skeletal, muscular, nerve degeneration of some sort.Or it can be brought on by marijuana intake, even of the slightest degree. Now I've been smoking since a teen and to finally have to put it down for sake of nerve damage is a step in the right direction. But i must say I am stumped as to how in the world can the most harmless plant drug (besides smoke tar buildup, etc) cause my nerves to react in such a way after years of good times and considering the health my body is compared to smokers of more long term usage than me and not as healthy as me.I must say I am now jealous of them but surely it must be chemical reactions in the marijuana already stimulating an ever slow developing disease that we all must have or a chemical imbalance of some sort.So the vitamins and no more smoke I have been good with no "attacks" even if I stay up late at night. But the moment I take one toke of a joint. Just 1. As soon as I stand up I get frequent headrushes and to the point where it gets fuzzy and ringing in my ears progress blacking out slowly.And you guys hear this and laugh and say 1 tiny puff and your gonna pass out and faint. Well I dont know what to say I was a champion smoker in my day and could keep up with the best of them. Now due to some chemical imbalance or circulation disorder I can not even 1 puff. samkmw, we must talk. We are going through the same exact symptoms and reaction to a marijuana joint.
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  • Tingling and numbness are basically around whole body, although moreso in the back of head, face and mouth now, after being more all around over two months ago when this started. Sometimes tingling in legs will become extreme when walking.Extremities seem to "fall asleep" (different than the above numbness) often. A couple of months ago my foot (I believe left one only) several times fell asleep with a distinct centralized "ball" of heaviness/pain for lack of a better description. Had never felt anything like that in extremities falling asleep earlier in my life. Muscles have little, visible twitches at times, in no particular area (mainly legs, arms, hands and face). Occasional heartburn-type feeling (has actually been happening for about two years). Some trembling and inability to make fine movements with hands, although I have never been the most dextrous so it's hard to tell if this is new. Difficulty balancing at times, but not extremely. Slight muscle soreness/weakness, especially in hands/fingers. Occasionally on face. Dark/smelly urine (possibly from infection or directly from whatever is causing everything else). Seemed to have small amounts of uncontrollable urination but not as of late. Some sudden, inadvertent movements, especially of legs/feet. General fatigue/tiredness. I know this is very vague. I went to the ER two months ago and they said it could be pretty much anything from an infection to MS. They didn't do any tests. I'm a 24 year old male.are you sure you dont have diabetes combined with something like a urinary tract infection. -Some of the symptoms you are experiencing sound like undiagnosed diabetes.
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    • October 18, 2008
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  • I was thinking the same thing. Once he started writing about, having little visible muscles twitches, and "black floaters" in his eyesight, I was extatic. It's not just me! I'm having more trouble sleeping now. My asthma and allergy attacks have doubled. I spent most of 2006 in the emergency room because regular inhalers wouldn't work. Which was strange to me at the time because I haven't had an asthma attack since I was a 5yrs old.The muscle pain (tingling/weakness/spasms) have increased in frequency and intensity, along with the fatigue and headaches. The pain isn't debilitating, just strong enough to make you not want to do anything. New symptoms for me include heartburn, infrequent momments of imbalance, nausea, moments of foggy confusion accompanied by a strange pressure sensation in my noggin (not painful).Like you I have had many test and all come back normal or negative. But they have shot the it could be "Fibromyalgia" dianosis around. Nice to know that I'm not just some crazy hypochondriac.From MeP.S. I thought this might helphttp://www.erinelster.com/CaseStudies.aspx?ConditionID=18To Q&A and anyone else:I was actually relieved to read your first post because I'm having 99% of the same issues. I just turned 25 and have had a lot of diagnosis in the past 5 years. Most doctors I see think I'm a hypochondriac, however, they have found a reason for everything. Bipolar 2, Narcolepsy, Fibromyalgia, Kidney stones, Unknown reasons for Fainting, etc. In the past I have gotten nauseous, passed out, and hit my head 3 times a couple years apart. Once I actually woke up with vomit a foot above my head on the floor. This would wake me from sleep.MS would make sense. However, I have had so many blood tests and MRIs done so many times checking for everything. My tests are always negative. However, all of the numbness and types of vague symptoms you have- I have as well. I'm not having anxiety because I have gotten used to my history :) . This has all lasted for 1 1/2 months. I'm giving eastern medicine a try just for the heck of it. Can you tell me if you learn of anything?
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  • You should ask a neurologist to check you for a rare disorder called Myatonia Congenita or Para Myatonia Congenita. Most Dr's never heard of it but my husband and several of his siblings and nieces and nephews have forms of it. Your symptoms are some of the symptoms he has. You really should declare them to check you for this and be sure your Dr. sends you to a Neurologist who has heard of this disorder as well. They are rare. I hope this is helpful.Tingling and numbness are basically around whole body, although moreso in the back of head, face and mouth now, after being more all around over two months ago when this started. Sometimes tingling in legs will become extreme when walking.Extremities seem to "fall asleep" (different than the above numbness) often. A couple of months ago my foot (I believe left one only) several times fell asleep with a distinct centralized "ball" of heaviness/pain for lack of a better description. Had never felt anything like that in extremities falling asleep earlier in my life. Muscles have little, visible twitches at times, in no particular area (mainly legs, arms, hands and face). Occasional heartburn-type feeling (has actually been happening for about two years). Some trembling and inability to make fine movements with hands, although I have never been the most dextrous so it's hard to tell if this is new. Difficulty balancing at times, but not extremely. Slight muscle soreness/weakness, especially in hands/fingers. Occasionally on face. Dark/smelly urine (possibly from infection or directly from whatever is causing everything else). Seemed to have small amounts of uncontrollable urination but not as of late. Some sudden, inadvertent movements, especially of legs/feet. General fatigue/tiredness. I know this is very vague. I went to the ER two months ago and they said it could be pretty much anything from an infection to MS. They didn't do any tests. I'm a 24 year old male.
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  • I'm new to this forum, found it while researching recently appearing symptoms to add to my plethora (SP?) of other symptoms. I'm a 35 y.o. mother of three beautiful children ages 3 to 14 years. I come from a family of seemingly cursed women. We all have Chronic Inflammatory Disease/ Autoimmune diseases of some sort. Mother has Lupus, Raynauds (among about 30 other dx's since onset 20 yrs ago.) Sis has RA and Neuropathy (of some sort) and I have been dx'ed with AS "Ankylosing Spondylitis" Fibro, Gerd, Barretts and newest today..RA. My GP was suspicious that I had been mis-dx'ed with the AS because she ran the exact same tests and found nothing to prove I had it (spacing between vertebrae all normal.) I have not been seen by my Rheumatologist for a year now due to loss of insurance but my internal med doc. I just started seeing is extremely concerned about my new symptoms. Numbness and tingling in arms, feet, buttocks and now face. I like to call it "balloon jaw" as it is the exact feeling you get after over taxing your cheeks with 500 tiny "impossible to blow up" balloons. lol. I have awaken in the morning to find what appear to be large bruises on my face (and yes...I sleep alone) so no one is kicking my but while I sleep. I have sores in my nose that kill to touch (immediate tears) and memory loss, inability to concentrate, urinary incontinence and now very painfully debilitating (crotch pains) for lack of a better description. It feels as though my pelvic bone is snapped and I can hardly walk. Now, add to that...tremors during fine motor skills and involuntary head bobbing while concentrating on TV or a book or even this darn laptop. I don't drink diet soda (don't drink much soda at all) Am definately guilty of the coffee clutch and occasional cigarrette. I was referred today to a new Rheumatologist, Neurologist, Urologist and Gastroenterologist to check the mass found in my upper left flank area today. Maybe one of the "OLOGISTS" can make some sense of it all. Currently take 10mg prednisone daily for (dx'ed issues, swelling and inflammation) Nexium for my Barretts & Gerd and by my own choice 2400 mg. Omega 3 fish oil suppliments with (EPA & DHEA) And a Womens Centrum Multi-vite a day. Underwent Chemotherapy drug treatment last January and MTX use caused beginning stage renal-failure. HGPT levels shot up and I was in and out of the ER screaming with upper GI and right flank pain every other day. Now they want to put me back on the MTX and give the subcutaneous injections a try because they feel my issue was that I was pill dosing. I don't know but I feel like my life is over already and im only 35. My kids are still babies and I have no energy to be the mom I was 3 years ago. Fishing, crabbing, bikeriding, basketball, long walks or just playing with my kids in any way. I just hurt so bad I can hardly move. For those mentioning feeling afraid to tell their doc's what theyre experiencing for fear of being branded a "hypochondriac," I know how that feels. But I learned that it doesn't really matter what they THINK because your symptoms (however small they may seem to you) may be very serious indeed. If I had not called and called my rheumatologist and bothered him with mine, I may not be here today because as I stated, I was going into renal failure. And yes I was told that worry was causing me to get sick. You know you better than anyone else and sometimes, we know exactly what we feel, we just don't know how to explain it so we get frustrated and start to sound a bit whiney. It's OKAY. Anyone relate with any of the recent issues I have had arise? I know this was long, thanks so much for hangin in...I just feel so lost.Thank you sooo much for your time and responses. I look forward to meeting you all.I can releate to this completely. I am a 32 yr old mother of 3. In May 2009 I began experiencing numbness and tingling on the left side of my face, arm, and neck. I was also experiencing terrible fatigue and muscle weakness in my arms. My mother has MS and RA. My uncle and his son have MS. My grandma has Parkinsons and my other grandma has fibromyalgia. I had bloodwork taken and showed my RA level was elevated. At this time I had a MRI done of my cervical spine which came back negative. In June 2009 I went in for a follow up and my exam revealed no reflexes in my knees and the numbness had moved into my legs and my right arm. My internal med dr finally decided that i needed more MRI's and bloodwork along with a consult with a neuro. I had four MRI's done and they came back fine except it showed that in my neck my lymph nodes were enlarged. I went in September 09 to a neuro who was a complete ***k. My internal med DR suggested that I had MS but the neuro just ordered thousands of dollars of lab work and told me to go back to the internal med dr since my scans were clean. The symptoms went away about 2 weeks after that visit. Now they have reappeared and the nerve pain and fatigue is horrible. I have been referred to another neuro DR but can't get in until Jan 11 2010. I am just really frustrated and wondered if anyone could help. I am tired of being sick and tired. I feel like the DR thinks this is all in my head. I can't keep up with my kids and am still having to work full time. Basically I was told to be patient and it may take years to find out what is wrong with me.
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    • December 1, 2009
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  • Did you ever find out what was wrong? This is EXACTLY what has been going on with me! I know this post is from a while back, but I thought I would see if you would reply. Thanks.Tingling and numbness are basically around whole body, although moreso in the back of head, face and mouth now, after being more all around over two months ago when this started. Sometimes tingling in legs will become extreme when walking.Extremities seem to "fall asleep" (different than the above numbness) often. A couple of months ago my foot (I believe left one only) several times fell asleep with a distinct centralized "ball" of heaviness/pain for lack of a better description. Had never felt anything like that in extremities falling asleep earlier in my life. Muscles have little, visible twitches at times, in no particular area (mainly legs, arms, hands and face). Occasional heartburn-type feeling (has actually been happening for about two years). Some trembling and inability to make fine movements with hands, although I have never been the most dextrous so it's hard to tell if this is new. Difficulty balancing at times, but not extremely. Slight muscle soreness/weakness, especially in hands/fingers. Occasionally on face. Dark/smelly urine (possibly from infection or directly from whatever is causing everything else). Seemed to have small amounts of uncontrollable urination but not as of late. Some sudden, inadvertent movements, especially of legs/feet. General fatigue/tiredness. I know this is very vague. I went to the ER two months ago and they said it could be pretty much anything from an infection to MS. They didn't do any tests. I'm a 24 year old male.
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    • January 15, 2010
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  • Tingling and numbness are basically around whole body, although moreso in the back of head, face and mouth now, after being more all around over two months ago when this started. Sometimes tingling in legs will become extreme when walking.Extremities seem to "fall asleep" (different than the above numbness) often. A couple of months ago my foot (I believe left one only) several times fell asleep with a distinct centralized "ball" of heaviness/pain for lack of a better description. Had never felt anything like that in extremities falling asleep earlier in my life. Muscles have little, visible twitches at times, in no particular area (mainly legs, arms, hands and face). Occasional heartburn-type feeling (has actually been happening for about two years). Some trembling and inability to make fine movements with hands, although I have never been the most dextrous so it's hard to tell if this is new. Difficulty balancing at times, but not extremely. Slight muscle soreness/weakness, especially in hands/fingers. Occasionally on face. Dark/smelly urine (possibly from infection or directly from whatever is causing everything else). Seemed to have small amounts of uncontrollable urination but not as of late. Some sudden, inadvertent movements, especially of legs/feet. General fatigue/tiredness. I know this is very vague. I went to the ER two months ago and they said it could be pretty much anything from an infection to MS. They didn't do any tests. I'm a 24 year old male...................im a 27 yr woman married...experienced the same last yr.i get numbness to my palms feet half the face stomach upset anxiety ....my family doc replyed to me thats because of acidity and gastric trouble ..... and lack of vitamins... took mediciens according his preiscribtion and felt good .... even you shud try ...
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    • January 29, 2010
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  • So this all started back in June 2009 when my duaghter dropped a heavy wooden stool on my foot which initially cause a ridiculous amount of swelling with no break to the bones.Next came the constant giving out of the right knee with and without pain and the loud clicking noise. This prompted a visit to the doctor which resulted in a referral to a sports medicine doctor as well as a knee x-ray and an MRI. The MRI indicated atypical results in the bone Marrow and swelling above the knee. This lead to the Bone scan which came back normal.Next came the severe fatigue, muscle fatigue and cramping in the legs. At the same time I was having an on-going issue with pain a pressure in the right ear, which prompted the CT scan of the head which came back normal. Then I was referred to a ENT who looked at the ear as well as performed a scope of the nose and throat which also came back normal.My doctor had also run a variety of different blood tests to rule out anything and everything. All of the tests came back perfect.Starting about August of 2009 I had experienced the following symptoms which were not getting better but in fact getting worse. Muscle and joint pain numbness in the limbs starting with the legs and over time has gone to the arms with a tingling, burning and painful sensation. Loss of hearing on the right side accompanied by facial tenderness by the right ear weakness in hands and inability to make a fist. swelling in both the hands and feet (worse in the morning and the evening) painful muscle spasms mostly in the legs at night weight gain of about 12 pounds (probably due to the edema) insomnia due to pain in the limbs and numbnessI have been referred to a Rheumatologist who could find no indicators in the blood work and has also noted hyper extension in the joints.I have been referred to a Neurologist who found some nerve dysfunction in the hands, but is stating nerve dysfunction is a secondary issue caused most likely by what ever is causing the edema.I have been referred to a Vascular doctor who had run a blood flow test and has found no blockages that could result in poor circulation causing numbness in the hands.I have biweekly to monthly appointments with my GP to run blood work and talk about new symptoms or changes in my symptoms.My doctor would like to send me to a geneticist but since they are very few, you need a very strong reason for sending someone for testing, so I am not positive that I will ever be referred on.I am currently waiting for my Head MRI and the doctor has also scheduled me for another MRI to scan the top portion of the spine.The swelling in the feet has reduced significantly since the onset in June and the swelling and pain has moved to the hands. Anytime I raise my arms past my heart, I instantly start losing feeling in my hands and it starts at the fingers and works its way towards the trunk. At night the moment I lie down I begin to lose feeling in my hands and wake up frequently to restore feeling by hanging my limbs over the bed and when that doesn't work I have to get up and walk around for about 5 minutes.
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    • February 9, 2010
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  • So many possibilities. I've had the tingling/needles in my face (mostly nose,upper lip, eyes) for about 4 months. I'm also finding unrefreshed sleep and "chronic fatigue". I've gone from taking 30-45 minute naps 3-4 days per week to 60-90 minute naps as much as 7 days per week. I can barely keep my eyes open after 9pm when watching TV or DVD.This has also been accompanied by sudden hypertension over the last 6 months where I am now taking BP medication. I went from consistent 115-120 over 70-80 reading to 130-140 over 90.Because of the sudden hypertension, no significant weight gain and the chronic fatigue/non restful sleep I've gone for a sleep study to check for sleep apnea.The result of the sleep study was only very minor sleep apnea and snoring but because of the other symptoms they are recommending a CPAP machine for sleeping. I'll have the second sleep study with the CPAP next weekend.If this doesn't resolve the issue, then I guess it's asking about MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vitamin B-12 deficiency or Fybromyalgia. Maybe Lyme? Any thoughts?
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  • You all mention symptoms I've been experiencing for about a year. It came on first as fatigue. I would burn out faster than normal working out. Then came the muscle weakness, my muscles would tremble when working out and afterwards. Then came the numbness, tingling, pins and needles, slower mental facilities, decreased eye sight, etc. After a million blood tests all showing I was as healthy as an ox, the doc diagnosed me with depression and recommended happy pills. I was *****d because, well, I'm not depressed! So then I moved on to a neurologist. I've had a brain and neck MRI which both came back fine. My neck vertebrae showed some slight inflammation, but the neurologist said it was nothing of concern. He said there are more tests he can do, but really this could be anything. Could be some form of chemical shock, a parasite, a virus. Who knows?! Or, it could all be in my head, I suppose.
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  • I had a painful headache 4 years ago at the sides of my head which was happening quite often.Since then I had CONSTANT feeling of "unbalancedness" feeling like swaying and falling(not room spinning)and fatigue.Other symptoms include cant concentrate,poor memory and finding hard to speak properly at times.The most weird part of the symptoms is that I experience twitching/throbbing/spasm feeling all over my body although they are painless.Went to a neurologist a few months after that headache and after many blood test,and an MRI done,EMG(i think) he diagnosed it as migraine.However the feeling of dizzy and feeling like falling over stil persist 24/7.Its somehow i feel there is no activity in my brain and i feel that there is no "sensation" at the sides of my forehead where the pain was.I also find that my legs and hands are weak most of the time and cant really exert myself.When im walking down the stairs i feel like falling over forwards and even when i take the lift and step out of it i feel really dizzy.Same with after going out of a moving vehicle.Could it be a thyroid problem?I would assume the doctor did some thyroid test when he took the blood.Sometimes i feel the urge to cough but not because of phlegm but some discomfort in my throat.Or could it be that my inner ears have problem?But I dont have problems with my hearing.I dont buy that i have anxiety problem.I know everyone has that at times but i dont have panic attacts where my heard will race or I will begin to sweat.And could u really have anxiety 24/7?I went to an optometrist the other day and found out that i have a cataract on my left eye and my cupping for both eyes are larger than normal.The cataract i believe was due to an injury when i was young.I do see eye floaters most of the time.Not to sure if this is related to my dizziness.Should i go to the ENT specialist?Im quite sick of going to doctors and cant get a proper diagnosisProblem is there is no specific pain and i dont even know if there is a more sinister underlying problem.But it has ben affecting me for the last 4 years and now at 21 i dont know if im suppose to live with this forever.
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  • Tingling and numbness are basically around whole body, although moreso in the back of head, face and mouth now, after being more all around over two months ago when this started. Sometimes tingling in legs will become extreme when walking.Extremities seem to "fall asleep" (different than the above numbness) often. A couple of months ago my foot (I believe left one only) several times fell asleep with a distinct centralized "ball" of heaviness/pain for lack of a better description. Had never felt anything like that in extremities falling asleep earlier in my life. Muscles have little, visible twitches at times, in no particular area (mainly legs, arms, hands and face). Occasional heartburn-type feeling (has actually been happening for about two years). Some trembling and inability to make fine movements with hands, although I have never been the most dextrous so it's hard to tell if this is new. Difficulty balancing at times, but not extremely. Slight muscle soreness/weakness, especially in hands/fingers. Occasionally on face. Dark/smelly urine (possibly from infection or directly from whatever is causing everything else). Seemed to have small amounts of uncontrollable urination but not as of late. Some sudden, inadvertent movements, especially of legs/feet. General fatigue/tiredness. I know this is very vague. I went to the ER two months ago and they said it could be pretty much anything from an infection to MS. They didn't do any tests. I'm a 24 year old male.My daughter is 19 yrs old. She started with these attacks of one side of her body going numb then becoming tingley. Her symptoms have now changed to the numbing of one side of her face, her hearing becomes sensative, then a pain in her arm. After the symptoms go away she is tired.I have taken her to several doctors and a neurologist. They medicated her which had made the symptoms worse. They tried changing her meds several times. She is now scheduled for a second opinion with another neurologist. The doctors act like they can't figure it out. It is so frustrating. She has gone for blood work and a CAT Scan.... nothing.
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    • September 7, 2010
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  • Also, I have noticed that I am getting those black "floaters" although it isn't really a spot like some people are saying. It usually appears like a couple of bubbles connected and then a little string hanging down from them. Although I've always had a bit of double vision, it's now to the point where if I stop moving my focus for a few seconds it can easily start to double up. I seem to space out a lot (more than usually) too.Lately I seem to have joint pains, but it could easily just be an extension of the muscle pain. It could also be because of the poor sleep. :) I have been having night sweats, but not very severe at all. That could be from nothing more than anxiety I guess, I'm not exactly drenched but I do feel a difference from normal. I've had a sore throat and some sneezing too. I thought I might have a yeast infection but went to the dentist and he said it wasn't thrush even though the tongue is fairly whitish. Have to trust him on that since he's the Dr. Maybe that's just from all the anxiety too. The twitches are worse now. It's not just little under-skin movements but legs/hands will actually fully twitch now. They seem most prevalent whenever I'm sitting down or lying in bed. Standing and walking around seems to negate them, or at least I don't feel their occurrence. Once in a while I feel them while moving, but not often. Similar to the old twitches in the opening post, I seem to get buzzing feelings. Have been getting a lot more headaches, too. Probably half from anxiety, again. Thanks for any input.It sounds like you have ME / chronic Fatigue syndrome - your body and heart decondition and you have to build it all back up again - I get all of the above symptoms - the black dots are part of the 'brain fog' that you get and the muscle aches & twitches are all part of it - basically your heart is not performing at the optimum so your mucsles are deconditioned too. Get a specialist referral as you need to start graded activity asap. God Bless :)
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    • October 7, 2010
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