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Lupus Pins And Needles
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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
Can you please tell me why I get red itchy and swollen hands and feet? Some times they go numb as well and I get pins and needles in them too.
Dematitis? more info: you should see a MD to diagnose as there are many possibilities.Hand dermatitis (aka hand eczema) o/f results from a combination of causes,i.e. genetic makeup, injury (contact with irritants) & allergy.Psoriasis is possible.Primary Erythromelalgia develops spontaneously w/o any underlying disease.Secondary erythromelalgia can develop due to diseases like MS, lupus or DM.So see a dermatologist ...Read more
Left shoulder pins and needles down my arm, my index finger feels numb, feels like the blood flow is being trapped but chronic aching/hurting ?
Brachial plexitis: inflamation of your brachial plexus, group of nerves that come together as they are coming out of your cervical spine. This in my experience usually responds to a course of steroids, although for some reason the literature calls it "self limited". We usually don't know the cause, can be viral, due to a chronic inflamatory condition like lupus. Rarely due to spread of cancer. Should be checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be shingles: Pins and needles pain is common in the early stage of shingles, caused by varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox usually in childhood, stays in your sensory nerve roots, and reactivated later in life. You may have the pain before you break out in blisters. Please go get evaluated by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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