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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

What exactly can be causing my paresthesia (tingling fingers and feet)?

Diabetes or alcohol: The most common cause of tingling fingers and feet are diabetes mellitus and excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

I am diagnosed with pannic attacks, permanent pinky finger paresthesia, woke up at 2am with whole left side of body numb and tingling. Should I do ct?

Let Dr decide: Best clarify with your doctor numbness on one side is a concern but an examination would clarify if you need a ct. The finger numbness alone is likely a nerve compression at your elbow or wrist. Your dr can eval this to see if any studies are needed. ...Read more

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What is causing a tingling sensation on my head, it more like parethesias on my head that travel to my forehead also followed by a tingling pulse. I?

What is causing a tingling sensation on my head, it more like parethesias on my head that travel to my forehead also followed by a tingling pulse. I?

Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like you might have this. I would consider icing the area and using anti-inflammatories to help. If it does not resolve you might see your doctor for a occipital nerve block with steroid. ...Read more

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Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.

Yes: I would be happy to help with a more detailed history on healthtap prime ad there are many reasons for paresthesia of the back I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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32yo female w/ dmt1, well controlled no complications, athletic, c/o brief bouts of paresthesia in backs of legs after 6+ mile runs - should I worry?

32yo female w/ dmt1, well controlled no complications, athletic, c/o brief bouts of paresthesia in backs of legs after 6+ mile runs - should I worry?

Lumbar neuropathy: I doubt it is blood sugar related but more likely stemming from your lumbar spine. After you run, your back tightens putting pressure most likely on the nerves in the back radiating down to the lower ext. The l5s1 especially tend to radiate to the back of the legs. I would focus on lower back exercises and core tightening. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more