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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 possible disease may have left arm paresthesias?

What possible disease may have left arm paresthesias?

Left arm paresthesia: There are many possible causes, ranging from blood vessel compression, nerve compression, brachial plexus compression, spinal cord problems, various brain lesions such as tumors, decreased blood supply, or partial seizures. More information is needed. More detail on what part of the arm, for how long, under what conditions, etc. I suggest you consult your family doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Possibilities: You could have cervical nerve compression, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or nerve compression at elbow or wrist, and this can all be discerned by your doctor. Additional testing may well be required to confirm, and in most cases, very good outcomes can be achieved. ...Read more

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What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should I worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should I worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.

Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read more

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I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

I can't do things like cross arms, legs, comb hair, hold phone, push ups w/out some form of paresthesia. How is that anxiety? Xanax doesn't stop it. I'm not panicking. I have popping in hand, shoulder blade that shoots pins and needles down arm.

Anxiety or medical?: A diagnosis of anxiety as a cause of physical symptoms can only be made when medical causes have been ruled out. Suggest you see your pcp for an evaluation of paresthesias. That said, anxiety can cause numerous physical symptoms even without conscious panicky thoughts because of the body's response to an adrenaline surge via the "fight or flight" reaction. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...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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What leads to tingling forearm veins?

What leads to tingling forearm veins?

See below: A tingling sensation is usually associated with irritated or sensitive nerves. While veins due have nerves very close to them, they do not typically cause 'tingling'. That said, varicosed veins can cause restlessness (restless leg syndrome), which at times is described as feeling like 'something is moving under the skin'-not tingling but similar sensation? That may be due to inflammation... ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a tickling (not tingling) sensation in both of my upper forearms / biceps since yesterday. Gradual onset. No pain or other symptoms.

I'm experiencing a tickling (not tingling) sensation in both of my upper forearms / biceps since yesterday. Gradual onset. No pain or other symptoms.

Hmmmm.....: I think we will need a bit more information if you have any in order to help. It certainly doesn't sound like an emergency at this point. The fact that it is both forearms is a bit odd. So long as you do not have any muscle weakness I think careful observation for the next few days should help glean more information. Let us know. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme pain in a specific part of my forearm and numbness/pain/tingling in the entirety of the same arm?

Need to see doctor: You need to find out the origin of the pain. Probably coming from the neck area. Once you know wherre is is coming from, a treament plan can be devised. ...Read more

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Random shooting pain in left forearm, no tingling, no other symtom. Shooting pain happens at random multiple times a day. What could be the cause?

? PINCHED NERVE: Possible nerve compressions at elbow, such as pronator syndrome. Posterior interrosseus syndrome, or cubital tunnel. A neurological consultation could identify cause, and an EMG test could confirm. Other thoughts might involve referred joint pain, and this could be assessed at time of consult ...Read more

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Left forearm sometimes numb and tingling with pain?

Left forearm sometimes numb and tingling with pain?

Consider: Transient nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but maybe secondary to problem over chest or heart. Get examined by your doc. ...Read more

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Severe pains to my left shoulder down my forearm to my tingling fingers?

Severe pains to my left shoulder down my forearm to my tingling fingers?

Cervical spine.: Sounds like this could be coming from the cervical spine, such as from a herniated disc, or maybe from the brachial plexus, a network of nerves between the beck and shoulder. Some testing is in order to know for sure. MRI of the cervical spine. Chest CT scan. Nerve conduction test. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more