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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have been having persistent numbness all over the body for almost two years, including occassional pain & teeth sensitivity. done mri of brain & spine and blood tests but all normal. it's worse in the mornings. what could it possibly be?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Have you been evaluated for MS (multiple sclerosis) - you have a neuropathic central pain state.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Numbness over entire body can be seen with "small fiber neuropathies" and these can be challenging to diagnose. A neurologist might want to do an EMG test first, but a skin punch biopsy procedure may reveal the true answer. Address this category with your physicians.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
In addition to Dr. M's excellent advice, consider adding a nutritionist to your health care team. He/she can guide you in foods and supplements that can support your nervous system, especially the peripheral nervous system. Be sure to coordinate this w/your doctor. Peace and good health.

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