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Causes Of Crawling
Ears drugs migraine: Infection or dysfunction of the ear can cause a for of vertigo and dizziness which can be severe. Medications and drugs will often have side effect of dizziness. One of the more common symptoms of migraine headaches is dizziness and nausea. Meniere's disease affects the inner ear, and Dilantin toxicity affects the cerebellum and brainstem. Ear infections can cause severe dizziness. ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Nerves: True fasciculations are spontaneous contractions of single muscle fibers. This is due to nerve damage. The nerve can be damaged anywhere between the spinal cord and the motor end-plate where the nerve fiber contacts the muscle fiber. There are lots of causes, such as poisons, trauma, inflammatory diseases, nutritional deficiencies, neurodegenerative diseases. Note cramps are not fasciculations. ...Read more
Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more
Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more
Formication?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Varicose veins with chronic venous insufficiency, superficial thrombophlebitis, deep venous thrombosis, lymphedema, knee, hip, and/or ankle arthritis that prevents normal ambulation, obesity, prolonged standing, liver or kidney trouble, hypothyroidism, abnormal protein levels, all kinds of heart conditions that cause heart failure, the list is long and this doesn't cover everything by any means. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not known yet: It is not clearly known why suddenly a person develops allergies (food, medication, pollen, animals, latex, etc). The theory is that there is a genetic predisposition (risk) and then environmental exposures that lead to developing allergies. The immune system is very complicated and there are many unanswered questions, but very smart people are working on this! ...Read more
Ants : Or delusional parasitosis or stimulant (amphetamine, methamphetamine and cocaine) abusers with formication (a feeling that ants are crawling on the skin) - self-inflicted skin lesions from an imaginary infestation is not uncommon. More often than not, psychiatrists are able to see these better than your regular doctor. ...Read more
Burning leg pain: Burning pain in the legs can be due to vascular claudication or lack of enough oxygen due to a bloodvessel constriction. It may also be due to neurogenic claudication, or pressure on the nerve roots in the lower part of the spine. Sometimes a combination of the two, or just fatigue from working out too hard. Speak to your doctor about the circumstances when it occurs. That is key! ...Read more
Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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