Pins & needles - stress related

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I had a viral infection about 6 weeks ago, also had pityriasis rosea. Towards the end of the infection I just felt generally weak and tired, but although the rash has disappeared completely I still have a weak feeling in my legs. I occasionally get tired quickly at times but I am more concerned with the fact I have been getting pins and needles for over a week now and occasional pain down my right arm.

Has anyone ever had any after effects like this following a virus. I have never had anything like this before that has lasted so long! I have read a couple of forums where people think it could be the start of MS but I am really hoping that it is still part of the virus or could it possibly be stress related šŸ˜• šŸ˜”

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    hi lisa, I get odd sensations down my arms and hands when having a panic attack due to a sudden rush in adrenalin, stress causes a multitude of symptoms and so can a virus but maybe you need to see your gp for sure.


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    Hi Lesley

    I thought I would give it a couple more weeks as people tell me viruses can last at least 2 months. I do often worry about things but try not to let it get me down too much as I know stress can cause all sorts of things. At the moment I am fairly positive and keeping my chin up but I expect things just have there way of getting out šŸ˜ž

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    Hello Lisa,

    I just went through a month's worth of pityriasis rosea. Although the rashes have gone, I am starting to feel pins and needles around my body. I'm curious. Has your condition improved? Was it related to something else?

    Thanks, hope all is well.

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      Hi axel 

      I first had PR in 2010 and ever since every time Iā€™m overworked or stressed the pins and needles sensation and muscle fatigue comes back but no rash. Pretty frustrating 😔

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