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Classic lupus symptoms for 5 months but all tests negative also have raindrop sensations, dizziness, pins and needles, muscle weakness. Any ideas?

Classic lupus symptoms for 5 months but all tests negative also have raindrop sensations, dizziness, pins and needles, muscle weakness. Any ideas?

Trial of therapy: There are not a lot of things that look like classical lupus so if all the symptoms are there even with negative tests I would treat it and see if it gets better. Also there are things that can cause a lupus-like syndrome. Usually the cause is a medication like procainamide, hydralazine, or infliximab. The list of medications is extensive so google it if you take lots of medications. ...Read more

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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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Are pins and needles related to lupus as I am starting to suffer this on my arms, back and legs?

Are pins and needles related to lupus as I am starting to suffer this on my arms, back and legs?

Can be: Lupus can cause nerve problems including pins and needles sensations. Generally this is a sign of disease activity so see your rheumatologist to get symptoms (and lupus) under better control. ...Read more

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What would cause pins and needles sensation on one side of my face and the top of my left foot. There is also occasional "foot lock". No hx of trauma?

What would cause pins and needles sensation on one side of my face and the top of my left foot. There is also occasional "foot lock". No hx of trauma?

Nerve pain: You need to be evaluated. The symptoms you describe are consistent with nerve problems which can range from very serious to very minor so best to get evaluated by the MD ASAP. ...Read more

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What might cause a pins-and-needles sensation?

What might cause a pins-and-needles sensation?

Nerve compression: This is usually due to a disturbance of a nerve by compression from an external force or some internal dysfunction like a disc protrusion or swelling along the path of the nerve. Other causes include diabetes, and chemotherapy. Most can be stopped with massage or readjustment of the position of the involved limb. If persistent see your family doctor for analysis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pins and needles sensation on upper arms. What causes this?

Need more info: A whole host of things can cause this. Much more information would be needed to help determine the cause. For example is it more during the day or at night, which fingers. Etc. The most common causes for tingling in the upper extremities are peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, or a pinched nerve in the neck (radiculopathy). Though much more info would be needed... ...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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What causes the pins and needles tingling sensation with heat or any emotional reactions in certain body parts?

What causes the pins and needles tingling sensation with heat or any emotional reactions in certain body parts?

Neuropathy most: Likely, which could be acute or chronic. More info on location, past medical history and how long it has been going on will be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes a fluttering foot on sides and top and pain on top of it? Been feeling weird sensations lately. Also pins and needles throughout body.

What causes a fluttering foot on sides and top and pain on top of it? Been feeling weird sensations lately. Also pins and needles throughout body.

See your doctor: The symptoms of pins and needles you are describing are not normal, and need to be addressed. It would be best to have this discussion with your doctor, so you can show him or her exactly what you mean. So that they can offer recommendations, or referrals of who you need to see. You may need to see a neurologist for further work up, if your condition is constant. ...Read more

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What can cause my face to have the sensation of pins and needles/ falling asleep. It happens on and off for years vitamin levels good.?

What can cause my face to have the sensation of pins and needles/ falling asleep. It happens on and off for years vitamin levels good.?

A nerve problem?: Pins and needles sensations are called paresthesias, and may be due to a nerve being irritated. A neurologist, an ENT surgeon, or a facial plastic surgeon can evaluate to see if the area involved is serviced by one particular nerve. These doctors know where the facial nerves travel, and may be able to tell if somewhere along the path there is compression by bone, muscle, scar tissue, etc... ...Read more

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What can cause a weird sensation on both my feet, almost like foot fell asleep minus pins and needles?

What can cause a weird sensation on both my feet, almost like foot fell asleep minus pins and needles?

Nerve compression: When your foot "falls asleep", what you are experiencing is a nerve compression. When symptoms are on both lower extremities, it could be coming from a disc bulge or compression in the lower back (l-s spine) called radiculopathy. It could stem from a systemic cause such as diabetes. If this is chronic and doesn't go away, you should see a neurologist or pain specialist for MRI or nerve testing. ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

There: There has been a lot written about non-occupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. In one study out of boston about 11-12 years ago in fact it was determined that women who took birth control pills had an increased incidence of carpal tunnle compared to women who did not. The problem with a lot of studies is that while statistically it seems to implicate certain behaviors or co medical conditions or medications it doesn't help you as an individual trying to do what is right for yourself. Remember that a study like that offers guidance as a risk factor but may not imply a direct cause. There are a lot of coincidences too.

Tingling and numbness in the hand can be from carpal tunnel but aching, coldness can occur form that or other issues.

As far as stopping or starting birth control, talk with your doctor. Your neurologist should be able to clarify whether you have carpal tunnel or not and ifyou are not getting success with the treatment offered maybe you want to ask your neurologist about an emg/nerve conduction study or perhaps see a hand surgeon in your area.

If your curiuos you can look at the one of the styudies I am talking about, but none of these dtudies offer a direct cause and effect ie you can't say bcp lead to cts just that its been identified as a factor in this one study in this one population (the people studied). ...Read more

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What would be the most sensible way to determine if tingling/pins and needles sensations are being caused by a B vitamin deficiency/toxicity?

Take the vitamin...: Depends on whether you want to see a doctor or not. If not, then I would take a B-complex vitamin supplement for a month or two and see if it helped. A better way would be for your to see a neurologist and undergo evaluation for neuropathy. ...Read more

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Does ALS cause pins and needles?

Does ALS cause pins and needles?

Yes: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease is a progressive degenerative motor neuron disease. In 20-30% of the people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, initial onset of tingling, and paresthesia can proceed motor symptoms, without objective sensory loss on examination as part of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-plus syndrome. ...Read more

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Could vitamin B12 cause pins and needles?

Could vitamin B12 cause pins and needles?

Lack of this can: A lack of vitamin b 12 can cause neurologic symptoms of parsthesias or pins and needles sensation due to neuropathy. ...Read more

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What could cause pins and needles / pain in my fingers?

What could cause pins and needles / pain in my fingers?

Nerve compression: Maybe you have a pinched nerve at wrist or elbow, respectively carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. An exam with your doctor can assist diagnosis and follow through treatment. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause pins and needles / tingling?

Can topamax (topiramate) cause pins and needles / tingling?

Of course: This is the most common side effect of topamax, (topiramate) especially in the early stage of treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause pins and needles down your left arm every so often?

What would cause pins and needles down your left arm every so often?

A number of things: Could be radiculopathy (pinched nerve at the neck) or something as simple as carpal tunnel syndrome. The best way to know is emg/nerve conduction studies. Ask your doctor which tests should be performed. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause pins and needles and constant body pain? I suffer from anxiety everyday.

Can anxiety cause pins and needles and constant body pain? I suffer from anxiety everyday.

Hyperventilation: Pins and needles, especially to the hands, certainly can occur due to hyperventilation, which often occurs with anxiety. The body pain I am not so sure about, though. Talk to your doctor who is prescribing your xanax (alprazolam). You could also see a functional medicine or integrative medicine doctor to try to find the root causes of all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm feeling pins and needles sensations on my skin throughout my body lately. I'm asking for insight before I make a doctors visit?

I'm feeling pins and needles sensations on my skin throughout my body lately. I'm asking for insight before I make a doctors visit?

Too little info: This is known as a "paresthesia"...This is not a diagnosis but a description of your symptom.
There are many possible causes...From idiopathic to metabolic...Best to see your family doc or an internal medicine specialist for a check up. A good history and physical exam and workup. ...Read more

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Does metal plates and screws in lower leg can cause pins and needles and tingling in the foot.

Does metal plates and screws in lower leg can cause pins and needles and tingling in the foot.

Usually not: But may be close to a peripheral nerve, and potential of irritation from instrumentation or perhaps scarring. You may have initially injured a nerve, and the tingling is a sign of regeneration. Your surgeon can check this out, but likely not a major threat or issue. ...Read more

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What could cause pins and needles in right leg and left hand/arm on and of all day?

See a neurologist: The possible causes are numerous. See a neurologist and have the symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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I have mild spondylolistheia in l5-s1. Could this cause pins and needles in legs, tight hamstrings?

I have mild spondylolistheia in l5-s1. Could this cause pins and needles in legs, tight hamstrings?

Mild: If this is mild, then it wouldn't be suggestive, but it all depends on the definition. Presumably a MD ordered this scan, so you should go over the results in detail with them in order to determine if this is the source of the issue. ...Read more

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Can a stress fracture of the foot cause pins and needles following activity and pain?

Can a stress fracture of the foot cause pins and needles following activity and pain?

Inflammation.: It certainly can. Having said that you might have your foot evaluated for other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can having a bit of a straight neck and mid back cause pins and needles in arms and legs as well as digestive issues?

That's what: Chiropractors will lead you to believe. Although there can be some relationship especially with the vagus nerve and upper cervical spinal vertebrae irritating it, often times chiropractors use this strategy to sign you up for many treatment sessions. ...Read more