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Pins and needles after migraine. Is there any treatment for that?

Pins and needles after migraine. Is there any treatment for that?

Migraine phases: Migraine is not just headaches, as there are pro-dromal periods of malaise prior to the pain, and about 24 hrs of post-dromal symptoms, which could include paresthesias, such as pins and needles. Best approaches are to stop headache asap with a triptan or prevent the headache period. Work with a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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Pins and needles feeling in both hands and dizzyness? Pins and needles for past 3 weeks. New symptom. Dizzyness was already there before.

Pins and needles feeling in both hands and dizzyness?  Pins and needles for past 3 weeks. New symptom. Dizzyness was already there before.

See below: Combination of the peripheral and central symptoms in the young individual brings a wide range of the diferrential diagnosis. You will benefit from seeing your local neurologist for more in depth evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles?

What causes pins and needles?

Nerve compression: It is due to pressure on the nerve that goes to that area. ...Read more

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Sensoryreading-25 loosing sensation in toes of feet, pain, tingling.Canby any means process be stopped advise medicine and other physical treatments?

Sensoryreading-25 loosing sensation in toes of feet, pain, tingling.Canby any means process  be stopped advise medicine and other physical treatments?

I recommend : A neurology consult. I have never heard the term sensory reading 25, but, your condition is neuropathy related and i would advice a neurology consult to determine the etiology of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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All Causes of pins and needles in face, throat, arms, hands, sometimes leg/feet. More like pins and pins as it's smaller stabs. Like a fizzy pain?

All Causes of pins and needles in face, throat, arms, hands, sometimes leg/feet. More like pins and pins as it's smaller stabs. Like a fizzy pain?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes of the symptoms you describe. We are unable to diagnose this, please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes the pins and needles feeling?

What causes the pins and needles feeling?

Spine nerve irritate: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight.You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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I get a crawling sensation alongside my pain. Like 'ants crawling' . Is Lyrica (pregabalin) good for this type of sensation ?

Lyrica, (pregabalin) good choice: When selecting a particular medication considering comorbidities, safety, contra-indications, patient preference, any history of mental health problems (eg, anxiety, depression) and existing medication history. For initial treatment for neuropathic pain ( 'ants crawling' ) Lyrica (pregabalin) is a good choice. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Try acupuncture: Acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, healing touch, reiki are all modalities that may help with aches and pains. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for bilateral burning in the legs and feet other than medication like Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta? I'm 21

What treatment is available for bilateral burning in the legs and feet other than medication like Gabapentin, Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta? I'm 21

What is the cause?: What is the cause for your bilateral burning? Are you a diabetic? Do you have peripheral neuropathy? Those meds that you listed are the standard meds for painful peripheral neuropathy. If you haven't already, go get a nerve test (EMG) to determine if this is true peripheral neuropathy. Bilateral nerve pain is usually neuropathy, and there are a multitude of causes other than diabetes. ...Read more

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Piriformus syndrome with sensory loss and pins and needles on left leg. Orthopedic suggested pt. Any home remedies i can try. Concerned?

Piriformus syndrome with sensory loss and pins and needles on left leg. Orthopedic suggested pt. Any home remedies i can try. Concerned?

See physiatrist: There are many things that can temporarily relieve symptoms from piriformis syndrome including nerve pain meds, massage, trigger point injections, botox, acupuncture, etc. Vitamin b and d levels should be normal too. Nothing takes the place of physical therapy in terms of addressing the factors that are causing it to begin with (so it doesn't come back). Nerve glides can help relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Are pins and needles a symptom of q fever?

Are pins and needles a symptom of  q fever?

Rare: Neurologic manifestations of q-fever are uncommon outside of headache, and usually present as aseptic meningitis or encephalomyelitis, but symptoms of peripheral findings like "pins and needles" have been reported, although very rarely. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for burning feet and legs other than medication? I'm 21

What treatment is available for burning feet and legs other than medication? I'm 21

Finding the cause: Burning in extremities is a sign of sick nerves (neuropathy). Several common causes include diabetes, thyroid disease, b12 (rarely before age 70), heavy metal poisoning (rare), toxicity from medications (DDI (didanosine) and other HIV medications... pretty common)> several of these are treatable conditions. Otherwise medications are the next best step. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles sensation with numbness in the whole body with weakness?

What causes pins and needles sensation with numbness in the whole body with weakness?

See your physician: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. True weakness with paresthesias would be more concerning. See your physician for evaluation. You might be referred to a neurologist. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia.htm ...Read more

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Can Neuropathy be related also for tingling, crawling sensation in head or only for hands and legs?

Diffuse neuropathy: Neuropathy has many caused and usually involves the limbs but many conditions with associated neuropathy can manifest diffusely such as in diabetes. ...Read more

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Help! what are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Help! what are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Many possibilities: Edema, neuropathy, and pain can be due to many different reasons. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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MS fear for 1.5 years. Body wide VISIBLE twitching. Hasn't gotten worse. No numbness or pins and needles. Can use limbs like normal. Anxiety related?

MS fear for 1.5 years. Body wide VISIBLE twitching. Hasn't gotten worse. No numbness or pins and needles. Can use limbs like normal. Anxiety related?

Response: None of what you mention causes me to think of MS, and not clear to me why your fear this diagnosis. Limb twitching can be due to numerous issues, and would be well to have this evaluated by a neurologist. But based on your description, I seriously doubt MS is cause. ...Read more