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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)

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


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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 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 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