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Tingling on my arms hands and legs

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  • Posted By: David19
  • June 3, 2007
  • 00:54 AM

About 10 days ago I started to feel this tingling sensation on my finger or arm for no longer than a few seconds, over the days it has grown worse, it happens more often especially on my arms, it does not hurt or burn it just annoys. Needless to say I am really scared, more so after I searched the symptoms on the internet, all I could find related to it was diabetes, which can't be because I had my blood tested no longer than 3 weeks ago, pinched nerve, MS.

I'm growing impacient, everyday that passes I find it more certain that I have MS and the idea is killing me.... If someone could point out other possible causes, please do so I would appreciate it ALOT

Thanks, David.

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  • About 10 days ago I started to feel this tingling sensation on my finger or arm for no longer than a few seconds, over the days it has grown worse, it happens more often especially on my arms, it does not hurt or burn it just annoys. Needless to say I am really scared, more so after I searched the symptoms on the internet, all I could find related to it was diabetes, which can't be because I had my blood tested no longer than 3 weeks ago, pinched nerve, MS.I'm growing impacient, everyday that passes I find it more certain that I have MS and the idea is killing me.... If someone could point out other possible causes, please do so I would appreciate it ALOTThanks, David.I'm having pretty much the same things going on. Annoying tingling in my left arm and left index finger and thumb and also a sharp pain in my left leg. My vision, balance, coordination and memory are fine. No fatigue problem or anything but just this annoying none stop tingling/pins and needles.
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  • vitamin deficiency? b6? b12?
    jackflash 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • David,There are many other things the tingling could be related to, other than what you've mentioned. Depending on what the issue may be, more symptoms could be on the way. Or it could simply be a minor problem that goes away, or a chronic issue, but not one that is disabling in any way. It's a good idea to be checked out in person, rather than look for symptoms causes online. I have been doing that a lot lately after going to the ER in March when they wouldn't tell me a thing and just gave me antibiotics. As it turns out my symptoms just get worse over time, where I could have been checked out and possibly helped already. Needless to say, looking up all the sad possibilities and getting concerned isn't good for general health, either.So, I'm headed out the door to a free clinic for my first check, just to see if they notice anything and what area they might refer me to go to for tests first. You may want to consider doing something similar if you can.
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  • Doctor thinks I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Although he is not ruling out vitamin B12 defitiancy. I may be getting steroid injections and other stuff. If the problem persists or gets worse he is thinking of sending me for an MRI. Hope it's just the Carpal Tunnel, scared as ***l it could be somthing worse.
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  • Thanks for the replies, continuing.So I went to the doctor and he told me there was nothing for me to worry about, few days later the tingling totally disappeared.I feel much more relieved now, anyway I still have these muscle spasms while I'm trying to sleep, especially on my lowerback, any idea what it could be?
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  • Most people experience back strain at some point in there life. Not much to do about it unless it gets debilitating. Stop worrying so much about normal things is probably the best thing you can do for yourself.
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  • David, the tingling and back spasms could honestly be simply your body reacting to stress. The mind is an extremely powerful tool, that can both help and harm you. You may have originally felt the tingling in your fingers, and then start to worry when it didn't go away. The tingling got worse as you started to worry about it more and more. This is very common.Muscle spasms usually tend to be a mineral or vitamin deficiency. You should try going on a multi-vitamin and see if it helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 2, 2008
    • 02:32 AM
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  • I have had similar symptoms recently and they are progressing. They led me to the emergency room where they did a lot of testing, but no diagnosis or treatment. My bloodwork, urine, etc. all looked really good. My symptoms started with a funny taste and sensation in my mouth. Then I started having numbness on my tongue, jawline and above my mouth. Then I got a headache with vision disturbances but little pain, followed by several days of numbness in feet, legs, arms and hands with a loss of coordination and strength in my legs, and an increasing problem with taste and my tongue. I was truly exhausted for several days, and am having trouble sleeping and concentrating as well as memory troubles. I have an appointment with a doctor, but I am concerned that they will not be able to find the root of this frightening and increasingly uncomfortable range of symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 00:27 AM
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  • I have had similar symptoms recently and they are progressing. They led me to the emergency room where they did a lot of testing, but no diagnosis or treatment. My bloodwork, urine, etc. all looked really good. My symptoms started with a funny taste and sensation in my mouth. Then I started having numbness on my tongue, jawline and above my mouth. Then I got a headache with vision disturbances but little pain, followed by several days of numbness in feet, legs, arms and hands with a loss of coordination and strength in my legs, and an increasing problem with taste and my tongue. I was truly exhausted for several days, and am having trouble sleeping and concentrating as well as memory troubles. I have an appointment with a doctor, but I am concerned that they will not be able to find the root of this frightening and increasingly uncomfortable range of symptoms.You could check for hyperglycemia/ diabetes ellesse if your symptoms don't get better, or check your insulin level. Hope you feel better soon.
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  • I have the same thing going on. Ive had it for about 5 months, it started out with a headache that was really bad, eventually i went for an MRI and it was all fine. Its the most horrible feeling in my arm thats there everyday. Im still trying to get it sorted, but my feeling is that it may well be stress related.
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  • have your doctor check for potassium or sodium ion channelopathies do some research and see if they apply to you! katts
    kattsqueen 29 Replies
    • August 22, 2009
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  • I've also been having theses tingly like sensations on my arms as well, has had me very scared and worried for almost a week. Before this occurred I was very stressed out, but that doesn't rule everything else out because the list of causes is long. I did some research online and found a numerous bunch of things which could have caused it, ranging from stress to std signs. Seems like the more i worry the worse it gets, but i don't know for sure. I will be getting checked out soon by a doctor just to be safe. However, does anyone know for certain an std to be the cause of this?.... and, If so, does the tingly like sensation remain in ones arms or go away after a while?...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 14, 2009
    • 06:45 AM
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  • i've been having tingling in my left arm as well.It starts at the top of my shoulder and goes all the way down to my finger tips.Ended up going to the ER and they called it TIA (mini stroke) im only 44yrs. old! Im pretty much healthy except for type 2 diabetes,which i contol with diet. Im really having a hard time believeing i had a mini stroke,cause the tingling is still going on, sometimes several times a day.So does that mean im stroking out everytime my arm gets this tingling sensation???? Does anyone have any advice?thanks,sarah
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2009
    • 08:17 AM
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  • Hi. I have tingling in my arms as well. I drank alcohol heavily for about 9 years. I have peripheral neuropathy. I was told that the tingling in my hand (it started with my left hand) was carpal tunnel syndrome. It turns out my legs are in worse shape. There could be several causes for your neuorpathy. A pinched nerve, vitamin deficiency, etc.. Have you been on any drugs from the Doc for any length of time? Have you been taking more that 250mg of B6 everyday for a length of time? Chemo therapy is a major cause of neuropathy. Or perhaps, you just have something pinched that will work itself out and go away. But usually with neuropathy, the nerve damage starts with the limbs that are farthest away ( i.e. feet). Fet your folate serum levels checked as well as your B12, and B1 (all vitamins actually). If you do have neuropathy, you want to catch it now. Trust me. I have had it for about 5 years now, and it doesn't get better easy, if at all. Catch it now. Good luck! I wish you the best.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2010
    • 08:41 PM
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