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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

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


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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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What causes pins and needles?

What causes pins and needles?

Nerve compression: It is due to pressure on the nerve that goes to that area. ...Read more

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Why do some people get pins and needles?

Why do some people get pins and needles?

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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What causes the pins and needles feeling?

What causes the pins and needles feeling?

Spine nerve irritate: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins and needles, numbness, burning, shooting and sharp pains. If the pain is due to nerve irritation with predominant muscle spasm, the pain is usually aching, cramping, dull, and the muscles are stiff and tight. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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What can pins and needles all the time mean?

What can pins and needles all the time mean?

Neuropathy: You may have a condition called neuropathy or a pinched nerve. There are many potential causes. See your physician for further evaluation. ...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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I have pins and needles on body quite painful?

I have pins and needles on body quite painful?

Difficult to say: Experiencing full body parasthesias is difficult to diagnose without any other history or known symptoms. How is your liver function currently? Some times acute hepatitis with increased liver damage can lead to unusual feelings in your skin. Also, any new medications? I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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What exactly is the "pins and needles" feeling?

What exactly is the "pins and needles" feeling?

Likely blood flow.: This feeling is likely from the return of blood flow after sitting or resting or being put in such a way as to cut down or stop the circulation of blood to a part of the body, like the foot or arm. The affected area gets numb and feeling can even be partly lost. If it is corrected, and put back to a normal position, the blood flow returns and there are "pins and needles", before normal feeling. ...Read more

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What are causes of pins and needles all of the time?

What are causes of pins and needles all of the time?

Varies: There are many potential causes including disc bulge, thoracic outlet syndrome (cervicobrachial syndrome), piriformis syndrome or peripheral nerve entrapments depending upon location. Most of these can be treated conservatively with myofascial release, spinal and extremity manipulation, acupuncture, traction and rehab. ...Read more

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How and why do people get that pins and needles feeling?

How and why do people get that pins and needles feeling?

See below: 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

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What can I do for a pins and needles sensation in middle back?

What can I do for a pins and needles sensation in middle back?

Unsure: If it comes when you move your neck, then you have lhermitte's phenomenon, and you need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause random pins and needles feeling across the body?

Psychogenic pain: Is a pain disorder associated with psychological factors. Some types of mental or emotional problems can cause, increase and maintain pain. A person with a psychogenic pain disorder may complain of pain that does not match his or her symptoms and it's far from the logic. However, it is real pain and needs to be addressed by a doctors team approach. ...Read more

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I have recently been feeling random pins and needles all over my body.

I have recently been feeling random pins and needles all over my body.

See below: This could be due to stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, or a number of different medical conditions. See your md soon. You may be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are ways to stop pins and needles while sitting cross legged on the floor?

What are ways to stop pins and needles while sitting cross legged on the floor?

Difficult: Every body has the potential to stretch tight tendons and muscles. Some people have rigidity of spine that it makes certain postures too stressful for the ligaments and nerves. Pins and needles indicate poor circulation or nerve pressure and is not something you want to ignore. Try a pillow under your buttocks while attempting cross legged sitting. ...Read more

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What are some ways to stop pins and needles while sitting cross legged on the floor?

What are some ways to stop pins and needles while sitting cross legged on the floor?

Actually: Not to sit cross legged on the floor. The pins and needles sensation means that you are compressing either nerve or blood circulation. ...Read more

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I am feeling pins and needles in an old break. Is this normal? How can I get it treated?

I am feeling pins and needles in an old break. Is this normal? How can I get it treated?

Please see below: It might be an entrapment of the twig of the peripheral nerve in the area of trauma.
Consider imaging of the old brake.
In case if the prior trauma is at the arm or leg, you might benefit from dedicated electrodiagnostic (ncs/emg) study of the peripheral nerve of interest at the office of your local neurologist. ...Read more

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For how many days does pins and needles feeling stays after transient ischemich attack?

For how many days does pins and needles feeling stays after transient ischemich attack?

Depends: For anterior circulation TIA's the limit is 24 hours (typically less than 20 minutes). For posterior circulation TIA the limit is 72 hours. If symptoms persist you are dealing with nerve injury, compression, structural lesion (stroke) or focal seizure (Epilepsia partialis Continua) in the parietal lobe. ...Read more

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I am experiencing left side facial pins and needles that comes and goes. Should I be worried?

I am experiencing left side facial pins and needles that comes and goes. Should I be worried?

Have evaluation: Your symptoms do suggest a neurologic etiology of your complaints. Common problems like Bells palsy and trigeminal neuralgia can cause symptoms you are describing. Seeking medical is recommended. Some conditions will do better if certain conditions are treated earlier then latter. ...Read more

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Hi I keep getting tingeling feelings all over my body like pins and needles what could this be?

Sounds like: Hyperventilation, but it could be any number of conditions, some of them serious. Tough to tell from this brief description. Time to go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if it feels like pins and needles but only 1 needle at a time, what could it be?

Should I be worried if it feels like pins and needles but only 1 needle at a time, what could it be?

Mind/CNS perceptions: This list of possibilities is huge. As embodied souls connected to a mind, very complex & fragile brain+body, possible reasons/mechanisms exist at all levels; no good way to simply or offer an accurate answer, especially long distance. Do you own homework starting with fears, factors affecting blood flow, cns/brain problems and the list goes on. Studying dermatomes of skin innervation might help. ...Read more

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What exactly is it that causes the pins and needles feeling from acetezolomide? What is the actual process? Why does it happen?

What exactly is it that causes the pins and needles feeling from acetezolomide? What is the actual process? Why does it happen?

It just does: Obviously it's some kind of effect the acetAzolAmide has on the nervous system. This is a side effect common to carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. The exact mechanism is unknown. If you get training in the field of neuropharmacology and figure it out, please get back to us with the answer. ...Read more

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Feeling of pins and needles throughout my body. Sometimes certain areas on my body feel like a shock of some sort. What is this??

Feeling of pins and needles throughout my body. Sometimes certain areas on my body feel like a shock of some sort. What is this??

Often Spine Related: Pins and Needles sensations in the arms/hands, legs/feet can be caused by a disc bulge or herniation in the neck or back. If you get a shocklike sensation (particularly in your torso) when bending your head forward, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in my head?

Pins and needles in my head?

? Headache: It would be helpful to get more information. Consult a physician if it is not getting better with rest, tylenol/ibuprofen (if not told to avoid these). ...Read more

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Pins and needles afyer operation, why?

Depends on operation: Pins and needles reflects irritation of nerve branches. This is common near any incision site especially if the skin had to be retracted for a while. Tingling away from an operative site may reflect swelling or traction of a major nerve branch near the op site. Be concerned if you develop weakness or muscle atrophy, severe jolts of pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pins and needles in my thighs?

What is the cause of pins and needles in my thighs?

Meralgia: The most common cause of tingling in the lateral (outside) of the thighs is pressure on the lateral cutaneous nerve. This nerve is shallow at the front of the pelvic bone, and can be compressed there by tight, low belts; injured by a bump at that level, or by a belly that is enlarged, like in pregnancy. It is particularly common in diabetics. If you can avoid pressure on the nerve it may recover. ...Read more

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Why could someone's head feel tingly (pins and needles)?

Why could someone's head feel tingly (pins and needles)?

Many reason: Head tingling has many possibilities. I suggest to record your complaints and visit your doctor/ or neurologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What causes pins and needles in your feet?

What causes pins and needles in your feet?

MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have pins and needles in my face?

Nerve problem: Pins and needles usually describe A nervous system issue. If not accompanied by facial weakness, pain, slurred speech, swallowing difficulties it may not be serious -- however these symptoms have many potential causes and if persisting or worsening warrant comprehensive medical evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why do I have pins and needles in both forearms?

Why do I have pins and needles in both forearms?

Hard to know: Hard to know without examining you. Could be anything from carpal tunnel syndrome to a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest prompt evaluation with a physiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in my upper back all day on and of?

Pins and needles in my upper back all day on and of?

Didn't I answer?: I just answered this question, no?

There are too many possibilities to count.... that you really need to supply us with either more information or see your doctor who will ask you more questions. Perhaps, you just slept on your back? You know...how you sleep on your arm? ...Read more

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What is the reason behind the pins and needles sensation?

Nerve problem: These sensations are usually related to a nerve problem. It could be as simple as too much pressure along the course of a nerve or it may be the sign of a more serious problem. Formal evaluation is usually necessary to elucidate the cause of this problem. ...Read more