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i have pins and needles in arms and legs and tingling feeling across chest my legs i have problems in the moring getting up as they are so painfull and feeling tight i have had 3 mri brain and spine found i have torn disc and bulging but its the pain in my legs and joint just a dull ache and have pain walking ,bending really everything i just have pain feel tired wen i slept all night gs says it not my back thats the problem and told me to look on hear i just need help to see if it is fibro

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    Yes definetly symptoms like mine....fibromyalgia. I don't have the pins and needles in my arms but do have that in my legs from knee down sometimes just numb feeling. I have a bulged disc in my lower spine that I thought was causing the pelvic and lower back pain but seems could be the Fibromyalgia as according to docs my bulged disc shouldn't cause pain x
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      hi thanks well at least i found somone with same syphtoms yes my gp said the same about my bulged disc i also have pain bottom of back and pelvic and its worse when i sit on a dinning chair gp press my bones on my chest and it was all tender i ask if it was fibro and she said it could be i got to go back in a month,do you know how they diagnose its fibro
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    Hi sian41806 I have had fibro for over 10 years I get pins needles in hands feet legs and arms. I too have problems with my disc bulging and also a tear in it also. acheing and pain are associated with fibro. drs normally like to rule out other conditions it could be, before refering you to see a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is the person who diagnoses fibro. The rheumatologist that I saw sent me for a bone scan, did blood test these 2 tests were to rule out rheumatoid arthritus. He also did a pressure point test on different areas of my body. their are 18 in total I had the full 18. if your gp suspects you have fibro they need to refer you to see a rheummy. take care
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      oh great thanks i got to go back to my gp in 4 week and i will ask her thanks thats a great help i was geting to the point that the gp didnt belive me,
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    Hi sian, I have bulging discs and lesions in spine.  Don't be fooled by the doc's.  Plenty folk suffer with pins and needles, pain and etc with these nerve enriched disc's.  Plus when we shift positions our verterbrae and discs are involved and it puts pressure on those compromised area's.  

    I have pins and needles down arms, massive pain/s and it is all associated to the neck.  Compression injuries.   However in the MRI's they say there is no compromise...   BUT the MRI's are taken when your laying flat on your back!   Last time I had an MRI I was in so much pain laying there from one part of my neck down my arm.   And just as I predicted.. 'no, nothing is obvious on the MRI'...  yeah right.  That's because we have sub standard MRI machines that do not show ALL injuries, etc.  NOR do some CT machines.  We have the latest and greatest machine in the North Island which is amazing and it does pick up the most minute brain bleeds, lesions etc...that normal MRI's and CT's MISS.  

    It is known that you can go home and die from head injuries that don't show on Scans..  Upon an Autopsie and slicing the brain it show's up, under the NEW technology.

    A friend of mine suffered with was described as 'fish hooks/ in his skin causing distress 24/7.  He wanted his arm cut off it was that bad.  He spent $36,000 on verious MRI's and Xrays and Scans, Plus the various Specialists he sought answers from.  Not one of these specialists could find anything wrong.  His last resort was to another chap who was a renown Muscular Skeletal surgeon who on first glance at the MRI's pointed to the area and said, 'how did they ALL miss this'..  He showed my friend the very, very small area where a bit of calcium or bone spur was putting pressue on a nerve.  Within the week he had his surgery and all was fixed!!

    Another chap I know suffered severe pain in his legs from an area in his back.  NO specialists again could find anything wrong on MRI's etc.  It got to the point the chap was not able to walk at all, and he was a Builder who owned and operated his own building business.  A young family man to.   In the end the Specialist surgeon just had to go in 'blind'...   OH and in so doing this he found the problem.  A very thin opaque piece of 'something' the size and diameter of a mans little finger nail had decided to grow out from between the disc and verterbrae. I think it was determined the disc which had leaked the fluid had solidified over time.. and of course this minute thin type of solidification doesn't show up on MRI's or the Xrays (obviously)...

    Once it was removed the young man had his life back.  It could have turned really nasty if the Specialist surgeon didn't brave it and go in.  He could have ended up in a wheel chair permanently..

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      Forgot to say that our top MRI machine in the North Island is NOT used for our Health system.  It's used in other research and eg: archeology etc..  tsk tsk..

       

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    Realy feeling for you poor Sian, gentle hugs from over the seas You really do need to visit a Rhumotologist they are the dr's that duagnose fibro..be blessed really hope you get sorted out soon..have a lovely day☺xx

    Please keep us informed on how you get on Sian, we really care

    about eachother and are genuinely interested..xx

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    thanks all i will let u all know how i get on got to go back to my gp in 4 weeks she wants me to try tablets first meloxicam 7.5mg i am on pregabalin 300mg now for the tingling and pins and needles the gp sayes i need to get more active i wish i could its just the pain when i walk ,,anyway thanks all xx
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      Active???   Is that the modern 'go to cure' for things today?? tsk tsk..  Don't dare push yourself to hard if your not feeling safe pushing yourself.

      I pushed myself simply to try and do the right thing and apease everyone, and what happens, 'I get grossly unwell, immune system fails me big time, my body locks up in agony and I swell up!!    So, why should I be suffering because someone has the impression that 'keep active' go do, and do this blah blah..  When in reality they ' know diddly squat '....   Being active means the most gentle movents, gentle stretching and warm pools and wheat bags...   To  slightly more normal routines for those not in Chronic phase or in remission.  

      My pins and needles have settled down over years..BUT I cannot use my arms as normal and get certain other things done, or do repetitive movements.  Anything with pressure of wieght and I am in big trouble.  It triggers off the worst experiences of pain, dizziness and nauseal, also back comes the pins and needles with avengence!  So it proves yet again, that allowing the area to settle and not get aggrevated 'you win'... 

      Take everything carefully, rest and be confident that you know what is best for your body to ease the trouble, and don't be shy to tell your doctor what you think works best for you.

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      Wow sian, what doesnt your doctor understand, when shes

      saying be active..when your like your are.. ??? And we put our

      health in their hands??..really, you have to wonder sometimes..you might need to be a bit asserive with her..be blessed and have a lovely weekend, or maybe bext ti e she says that..inviute

      her to come along..mmm xx😕😚

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      Whooops  sorry again I forgot to add that even though I get my arms to settle down  the rebad pins and needles, 'When I do aggrevate my neck, and arms my pins and needles do return, plus yes the tightness is there..  But I'm always putting up with painful aching and very tender ligments and stiffness. My fingers nearly everyday are tight and can swell very quickly and easily.  

      Take care sian..  all the best going forward...

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    I am also a sufferer of fibro and i have experienced everything that yu are saying.  the pins and needles in legs and arms..Having these types of symptoms you should first make sure it is not neuropathy.
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      hi no it is not neuropathy i have had brain scan 2 mri on spine i just feel like a old woman in the morning when i stand and my legs from knee down just a dull ache and feel tight and my back and neck arms just pain but constant pins and needdles just like to know what wrong with me il be going back in 4 wks so il tell gp to refere me
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