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Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

No. Stimulants can: Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) &? pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms.

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Please tell me, could a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in fingers?

Please tell me, could a torn rotator cuff cause numbness in fingers?

No, neck more likely: A rotator cuff tear will cause weakness and localized pain in and around the shoulder. Cervical neck pain resulting from local nerve compression, however, can cause numbness down in to the fingers, as can any peripheral compression of the nerves along the pathway from the cervical spine along the nerve course to the fingers.

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What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness. See a specialist. Good luck.

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What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

Not clear: Thoracic outlet or local trauma and or nerve compression can be problems. Sort out cervical disc, thoracic outlet, or intra thoracic issues. Full history and exams! Will lead to explanation.

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Can anaemia causes finger numbness?

Can anaemia causes finger numbness?

Not usually: Anemia is too few red blood cells. This lowers your oxygen carrying capacity of your blood. As a result of this your heart and lungs need to work harder to circulate your blood. This should not cause finger numbness. However is you are breathing faster than normal, this can cause some extremity numbess. If this keeps up get it checked out.

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Does having anemia causes finger numbness?

Does having anemia causes finger numbness?

If pernicious: An anemia caused by b-12 deficiency can cause a peripheral neuropathy amongst other issues. But many other anemias are less likely to cause nerve dysfunction. Might have your internist sort this out. Perhaps you have a co-morbidity, such as carpal tunnel having no relationship to your anemia.

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What could cause hand and finger numbness after alcohol?

What could cause hand and finger numbness after alcohol?

Numbness: A neuropathy may occur in the hands and feet with chronic alcohol use.

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What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

What can cause my middle, ring and little finger numbness and pain?

Ulnar: Description suggests a localized problem from the ulnar nerve, perhaps at wrist or elbow (more likely). An EMG test might well localize and diagnose. See your doctor and get started.

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Extreme pain at side of my post neck during or after sleep. Transient finger numbness in morning for 20min. Hnp can cause such? Anything other than hnp?

Extreme pain at side of my post neck during or after sleep. Transient finger numbness in morning for 20min. Hnp can cause such? Anything other than hnp?

Muscular, carpal tun: This may be a significant muscular problem related to your neck position during sleep. Experiment with pillow. Could also be a bit of irritation of nerves in the neck without true hnp. Also, carpal tunnel synd often causes upper extremity pain and tingling/numbness at night. Try a Velcro wrist brace when you sleep

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What causes shoulder pain and finger numbness? The pain is really bad and my arm is almost immobile.

What causes shoulder pain and finger numbness? The pain is really bad and my arm is almost immobile.

Shoulder instability: Due to a variety of causes, previous trauma, muscle weakness or injury. Loose ligaments are some causes. An unstable shoulder can give a feeling of apprehension when in certain positions and make the arm feel " dead". There are other explanations too. See an orthopedic surgeon. It's not normal for a 22 year old to feel this.

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What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

What can cause pain along the length of my arm and thumb/finger numbness?

Cervical spine disea: Problem in the neck (cervical spine disc? C5/c6) could do it ulnar nerve entrapment can be the cause an EMG (electromyogram) will settle the diagnosis.

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Could anxiety and stress cause diffuse numbness in fingers and right leg. Been extremely worried lately. All these symptoms started when stressed?

Could anxiety and stress cause diffuse numbness in fingers and right leg. Been extremely worried lately. All these symptoms started when stressed?

It could, but: Since you say your symptoms are on the right leg only and not both, you need a neurological evaluation. Anxiety can certainly cause physical symptoms like numbness and tingling in extremities due to hyperventilation, etc -- but usually these are distributed equally. Please see your doctor.

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Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers. Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Broke my hand last week, getting sudden numbness in fingers. Is this normal or a nerve is damaged?

Get checked: It'simpossible to tell, without examining your hand. Sounds like you need to get that checked asap. Get to your pmd, an orthopedic clinic, an ed, or an urgent care clinic. Make sure you describe the numbness and any weakness.

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Elbow nerve by funny bone running to wrist: pain, numbness in fingers, swelling when flexed at night. What is it?

Elbow nerve by funny bone running to wrist: pain, numbness in fingers, swelling when flexed at night. What is it?

Cubital tunnel syndr: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This nerve typically supplies sensation to the small finger and half the ring finger but more importantly supplies the majority of the intrinsic hand muscles which provide 1/2 total grip strength and finesse hand control. You should get this evaluated as if this nerve is in duress it can go away...forever

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How can I address finger numbness?

See a Doc: There can be several causes of this so the easiest way to diagnose this would be see your doc for a physical exam, possobly some blood work.

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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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