Numbness and dizziness for 2 weeks

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Hi all,

I've had what the subject line says, and it's bugging me quite a bit. I can't focus on things and I feel like I can't walk in a straight line because of the dizziness. My tongue and upper legs seem to be the worst-affected bits by the numbness but both my arms are affected too. I've read MS has those symptoms, but I had an MRI for unrelated reasons on 6th October and nothing came up on that. The symptoms started suddenly on 18th October. I've been back and forth to the doctor about it, and I also had an (apparently unrelated) bout of gastroenteritis (diagnosed by the hospital) from last Monday to Wednesday, which distracted me from things for a bit. What should I do?

p.s. I'm type 1 diabetic and have been diagnosed with transformed migraines.

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    I'm not sure about the numbness on your tongue but supposedly anxiety can cause numbness and tingling and dizziness, I have been told that's what I have, although I feel like my ears are making matters worse, another person on here told me about rescue remedy that is supposed to help with anxiety, the only other possible cause I could think of is a pinched nerve, but at least u know its not ms from the scan u had
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    Diabetes can affect the nerves and lead to numbness, particularly in the legs. Migraines can affect the nerves full stop and could help explain the tongue numbness. It may well be worth asking for a referral to a neurologist (a nerve specialist who deals with migraines and other neurological disorders).
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    Hi, I'm seeing a neurologist at the moment anyway about my daily headaches, so I'll raise the issue with him when I next see him. Would be good if I could get two issues sorted out at once!
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    Hi Charlotte,

    I haven't had the numbness with my tongue, but my legs and arms for sure. My legs are so weak that they tremble all day. I have the migraines everyday as well, may be due to the anxiety and stress from it all. My neck hurts and is stiff all the time. I also have horrible gastro intestinal problems everyday, sometimes I want to go to the ER because I am bent over with spastic spasms and pain thru the stomach and colon. I too have been scared of MS because of all the symptoms I have, but I had a MRI done too and they said nothing was on there. Yay for that, but still very frustrated how I can have SO many  sypmtoms and everything seems to be dominoing into another one. I just want to feel NORMAL again.

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      Hi Brenda, it's funny you should mention stomach and colon pain - I've been admitted to hospital twice in the last year with abdominal pain, but they failed to find anything. They presumed it was gallstones in the first instance and gastroenteritis in the second. I wonder if it's the same thing? Anyway, I hope you feel better eventually. I get weak arms and legs too and have fallen over a couple of times with them... I wonder what it is.
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