Pins and needles all over body, numb legs & back pain!!

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Please help? - It all started 2 weeks ago, sat watching TV with a sudden bout of pins and needles in my right arm, this quickly progressed to my whole right side, after calling 111  they sent out a ambulance for suspect stroke - after tests this was not the case. 

Next day i had P&N all over my body in different places, followed by numb aching legs and headaches 2 days after that, now most days i have pind and needles in my arms, hands & legs and the odd day I suffer with really heavy weak & numb legs that lasts about a day at a time then goes?

I have also been suffering with severe back pain in upper and lower back - seen the doc who has run bloodtests but all came back fine?? she is now stumped!!??

I have now been booked in to see a Neurologist in a weeks time but this is driving me crazy with worry as have a wife and 3 very young children to support as well as being self employed - anyone with similar symptons or help?

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    Hi Phil have you had any routine vacinations recently as i had exactly the same sytems after having the 3 in one tetanus injection back in July have finally been refered to a neurologist to see if they can dsort this out

    Best Regards

    Alan

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      Hi Alan, sorry to hear you have also these worrying symptoms!! No I have not had any vaccinations at all...just suddenly started so no idea whats going on. Hope they can get to the bottom of your issues though. 
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    phil...try taking high doses of magnesium...prob as simple as that...and do it before the med system gets hold of you and drags you thro it!

    you can get a spray in an oil base too just max out on iy til your symptoms go...not poss to overdose ...you just get the runs...often a relief in itself!!!!!!!!!!

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      you're welcome phil...but keep experimenting with foods and supplements....think about where deficiencies lie. They will be there our diets are depleted...particularly of magnesium...B vits ...and of course whatever factors are causing these symptoms.

      Do you have an objection to trying to take high levels of magnesium? There is a high possibility that this could help....and defend you from further aggravating symptoms. You have a high burden of responsibilty. Have you got enough support and outside people you can talk to?

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    Sounds like it could be nerve goings on.  Nerve cinduction studies (NCS) may be a good idea. Brace yourself for them. I have had them. Oouch!!!!
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    it sounds like either cramp or nerves playing up around your body causing excitary electrical activity and causing the pins and needles.

    richard

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    Hi Phil,

    Have you taken any anti-biotics recently? I have similar symptoms to you and have for over 4 months now, I have been diagnosed as a 'floxie'. Just a thought...

     

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    Hi

    Maybe ncs , nerve conduction study and mri to see if trapped nerve,

    Ive recently had both tests for numb leg, not too bad,

    Hope they sort you.

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    almost certain due to an excess of uric acid in the vlood
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    Hi Phil,

    I hope you have recovered by now, but just want to share my story since I found the cause of it the hard way. I had all of your symptoms for a couple of months after breaking a metatarsal bone and sleeping only on one side for a few months.

    It truned out to be a really bad misalignment of the joint between occipital bone and atlas putting my nerves under pressure at the top level making me feel pins and needles all over my body. A couple of adjustment by a chiropractor fixed that problem.

    Best,

     

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    This is probably anxiety or panic attack/disorder. I have experienced similar symptoms, except without back pain, but panic attacks affect people slightly differently. Your symptoms are more severe than mine, but something that might help is belly breathing, and there are exercises online that teach and explain belly breathing, or you can ask your doctor. I don't know if you should be given medication or not, but that is your choice. Maybe there is something at home, or work, that trigger these, or it could be caused by stress, but unless the attacks are caused by some disease, you're fine. All anxiety and panic attacks do is make you feel like something is wrong, but it's actually fine. Since I'm NOT a professional, if your doctor/psychologist tells you otherwise, then listen to them, rather than me. Hopefully this is helpful, and sorry for responding so late!
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    Hi phil49742

    I've been having exact same issues, dont know what to do about the pain. Would please post it when you find out what to do and why we are have it

    Thanks

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    Hi realize its been a year since your post, but i figured I give it a try. I hoping your story turned out good to give me hope.

    I am having a very bad morning today. I suffer from anxiety. SO at the begining of the year I went to see a Nuero and I got a MRI with/out contrast. He called and stated that my MRI came out fine, ther was a lession that was there but was also found with normal patients all the time. But I just couldn't shake off the lession part.  So 2 days ago I went to the nuero that ordered my MRI, and I wanted him to go over my results again beacuse I wanted to understand it more, turns out my insurance no longer covers me to see him, I have to see someone else. However I was able to obtian the report. And it says as follows? 

    1. Tiny t2 flair hyperintense foci within the subcortical white matter of the left frontal lobe just above sylvian fissure not associated with mass effect,restricted diffusion, or abnormal cnhancemnet. This focus is nonspecfic and can be seen in noral patients.

    2.Otherwise, normal apperance of the brian

    3. mild nasal septal deviation 

    BUt I of course googled the terms and this lesions are seen in patients with MS. I took this report to my genral dr, and she suggest a second opionion. I am just freaking out here. A normal person would pro read this and think ok I am fine, but me no! My anxiety level has gone up to DEFCON! 

    I still feel the tingleing in my left arm, and muscle weakness in the same arm.

    I feel lighthead all the time

    trouble sleeping

    my eyelide has been twitching for past month

    These symptoms are comperable to Anxiety and MS. 

    SO My mind is just running away with me. 

    Has anyone gotten a misdiagnoses before where they said it was fine they turns out it is MS? 

    Help Please

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      I was wondering if the neuro followed up with an EMG.  I'm having similiar symptoms, however, my recent EMG indicated nerve damage.  Right now I am searching for a cause in order to stop it from progressing.  The whole thing started last summer with the pads of my feet feeling puffy.  I attributed to humidity. This was followed by cramping in hands and legs.  Then came the twitching and pulsating. Two visits to my PCP in December and March and was told it was restless leg. I ended up in ER due to the combination of Parkinsons drug and muscle relaxer combination I was given for RLS. The ER doc could visibly see the pulsating through my jeans. At that point I was told I had PERIPHERAL neuropathy and had to follow up w a neurologist to determine a cause, To make a long story short and 6 specialists later (none of whom could provide a reason for the pulsating),  my nights are a horror show and anxiety builds due to sleep deprivation.  I'm in no position to lose my job.  I still question the MS even though this is called CENTRAL neuropathy because of the brain. With this drastic change in my lifestyle, I realize that if I don't work on the anxiety, things will never improve.  When and if you receive this, I certainly hope you are feeling better and found some answers.

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      Hi there.. just wondered if you ever found out what was going on with you? Your symptoms sounds just like mine was shocked when I read it tbh.. i have had an mri and mine was all clear but still things are getting no better and my doctors just don't want to know..

      Thanks

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