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A test: Rheumatoid arthritis can cause neuropathy in some patients. It can be experienced as pain, tingling, numbness and other parasthesias. If other causes for the abnormal sensations can be ruled out (such as diabetes, spine issues, thyroid issues, etc) a nerve study such as an emg/ncv might be performed. If the symptoms are severe enough, talk to your doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends where,: How often, and what brings it on. Twitching and parasthesias can be caused by numerous things and it would be difficult to speculate with just a little history such as this. It could be anything from dehydration to ms, but we would have to know much more prior to even suggesting a diagnosis. See a physician for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more
Two possibilities: Paresthesia can result from trauma to the nerves serving the affected area. If there is something putting pressure on the nerve, sometimes removal of the offending object can relieve the paresthesia. Other times, the cause of the paresthesia may not be evident and may be the result of just disturbing the nerve (eg. Nearby extraction). In such cases, the passage of time will usually relieve the it. ...Read more
For the last couple months, in situations when I would normally feel excited or energized, I am just having paresthesias instead. What could this be?
Get checked.: The first step is to get a good history and physical, with appropriate lab work. Stop alcohol and drug use. Avoid supplements other than a basic vitamin. If you are any new meds, check with your doc and see if is had side effects like this. If that is all negative, this may be due to depression which can present atypically in this way. Exercise properly, eat well, get good quality sleep ...Read more
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