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I'm going to the doctors on Monday after a week of some funny symptoms.
First of all, I have a pretty awful diet - I know this! I have a demanding job and if it were up to me, would probably live on toast and carbs. I don't eat a great deal of meat as I'm not overly keen on it. Hence, for some time now I've gotten every bad cold going!
My last bad cold, I took Sudafed and noticed that I had a weird foggy-brain feeling, so I stopped taking it (this was about 2 weeks ago) but then pins and needles started. I had it one night in my left hand and then my right foot. It would last for about 20 minutes before seemingly moving to a different part of my body. The next day, I had little sort of involuntary movements (not noticeable to anyone but me). For example, I'd text someone and my finger would slip to the wrong letter on the screen.
The pins and needles then came back but it was sort of weird short bursts of tingles...on the tip of my nose, the top of my left thumb, my right foot...even had an itchy toe. Taking an anti-histamine seemed to calm it down and when I started taking a good multi vit, plus a boost of magnesium, the brain fog certainly seemed to lift considerably.
Last night though, I had two glasses of wine before bed and it felt like my body was alive with ants crawling all over it...it was so weird! I went to bed and woke up at 2am with pins and needles in left hand and right leg and a heart beating madly at nearly 90bpm. I got up and sat quietly in a chair - the pins and needles eventually stopped and heart rate seemed to go back to normal about 30 mins later.
Other symptoms I've had over the past few years; I'm known for my whining about the cold! I'm always cold! I also (of late) have had a few episodes of shoulder bumping where I seem to walk into a door frame! I've also felt a bit dizzy, a bit nauseous and lacking in appetite (despite knowing that I should be feeling hungry!). I sometimes struggle to remember the right word for things too. Nothing serious but it's like the word for something is on the tip of my tongue but it takes a few seconds to suddenly grab it again.
Turns out we have a family history of hyperthyroidism, Graves and PA. I also read that PA can be linked to negative blood types...I'm a fairly rare A rh -.
I've no signs of muscle weakness and taking a double dose of B12 this morning seems to have cleared brain fog a wee bit more! But my left hand is a bit tingly and I still feel a bit twitchy.
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