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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have a tingling feeling (paresthesia) all over my body for 12 hours now. it's so bothersome i can't sleep. what is this?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
May be stress: If it is indeed whole body tingling, I am not aware of any anatomical basis for this. Regardless see a neurologist and receive some symptomatic relief.
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Number of things: However, at your age, may be related to either stress, hormones, or medications. You should get checked out just to be safe. Often, when we feel that tingle all over our body, like when you hear a great song, it is due to a release of neurotransmitters. However, without a physical exam and thorough history, it would be difficult to say what is causing sustained feeling.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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