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I have been getting frequent ocular migraines, and numbness and tingling in my left arm. Any idea what this could be?

I have been getting frequent ocular migraines, and numbness and tingling in my left arm.  Any idea what this could be?

Migraines: The numbness in the left arm is concerning. If you are correct that your symptoms are ocular migraines, then the numbness is most likely a variant form of the migraine. If the same visual symptoms happen in the same sequence with numbness in the arm, then it is most likely ocular migraine with variant, if severe headache then classic migraine. See my response on triggers for migraines. ...Read more

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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Amitriptyline safe and effective for preventing hemiplegic migraines? I get slight numbness and tingling left side and headaches. Past 2yrs on and off

Amitriptyline safe and effective for preventing hemiplegic migraines? I get slight numbness and tingling left side and headaches. Past 2yrs on and off

Comments: Truthfully, due to bad anticholinergic side effects, I no longer use amitryptyline in any of my patients. Would prefer OTC items, such as riboflavin, butterbur, CoQ-10
magnesium or feverfew. Most neurologists can help with this. If it must be prescription, choose Depakote or Topamax (topiramate). Botox, maybe? ...Read more

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Severe upper back/neck pain causing migraines & face numbness/tingling — slight movement dysfunction. Getting MRI n 2 days. What could be causing this?

Severe upper back/neck pain causing migraines & face numbness/tingling — slight movement dysfunction. Getting MRI n 2 days. What could be causing this?

Multiple etiologies: It is possible that you have a problem at the junction of your brainstem and cervical spinal cord--a tumor, infection, etc. You could also be having two separate problems--one in the spine and one in the brain. Or you could be having a multifocal problem, such as ms. These are all possibilities--see what the MRI shows. ...Read more

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Migraine with tingling numbness in lips and left cheek. Not dangerous?

Migraine with tingling numbness in lips and left cheek. Not dangerous?

May be....: If it is migraine than it may be okay....... But you need to see headache specialist for diagnosis. You may need MRI to r/o other conditions. ...Read more

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My PFO was closed 10/15/14. I now have more migraines, tingling/numbness in my hand and heart flutters when on my back. Is this normal? I take plavix (clopidogrel)

My PFO was closed 10/15/14. I now have more migraines, tingling/numbness in my hand and heart flutters when on my back. Is this normal? I take plavix (clopidogrel)

Not related: The symptoms you mention are not the result of your heart surgery!! They are also not related to the Plavix (clopidogrel) you are taking to keep clots away from the surgical site!

Speak with your general medicine health care provider about your increased headaches and other symptoms!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Extreme Pain in neck and back of head with numbness and tingling in face mouth and head Dizzyness, disoriented, no balance. Not migrain what is it?

Extreme Pain in neck and back of head with numbness and tingling in face mouth and head Dizzyness, disoriented, no balance. Not migrain what is it?

CervicogenicHeadache: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, parasthesias. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is numbness and tingling caused by?

What is numbness and tingling caused by?

Pinched nerve: Nerves exit your spine from the head to the buttock and these nerves correspond to the sensation to different parts of your body.

The mechanical pressure on the nerve causes the sensation to feel different. That includes numbness or tingling.

Also, there can be chemical irritation to the nerves by inflammation. In cases of peripheral neuropathy, it can ALS becaused by diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have numbness and tingling through my body?

What would cause me to have numbness and tingling through my body?

? Hyperventilation?: Have you been hyperventilating? Most often numbness is to lips, hands and feet. ...Read more

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How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

How many causes are there for numbness and tingling throughout the body?

Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, demyelinating diseases, strokes, radiation therapy, infections, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, hyperventilation — are just a few. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling in an otherwise healthy 25 year old?

What can cause numbness and tingling in an otherwise healthy 25 year old?

Carpal Tunnel : Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Treatments: rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space.

http://www.centraljerseyhand.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome.htm. ...Read more

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I have being feeling numbness and tingling on my whole right side what can this be.....?

I have being feeling numbness and tingling on my whole right side what can this be.....?

Many things: While these symptoms are usually self limited and inconsequential, if these persist more than a week or so, with your young age, see your family md for evaluation.
It would be best to figure it out early rather than late. Whether these are symptoms from the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, you will need some workup if they don't go away. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with raynald disease. Is there any medication that can cure it.? The cold, numbness and tingling is

I was diagnosed with raynald disease. Is there any medication that can cure it.? The cold, numbness and tingling is

Nifedipine & warmth: First try to dress warmly and not spend too much time in cold or the cold grocery aisle. Ask your physician to start you on a calcium channel blocker such as nifedipine. With these two actions you can decrease Raynauds events. ...Read more

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I get numbness and tingling over diff parts of my body if I have been in the same position for more that 5 mins, it immediately disappears when I move?

Parasthesias: Can occur with even minor compression of cutaneous nerves if the nerves are susceptible due to underlying neuropathy or tissue swelling. If this persist tell your doctor (will assess you with a neurological exam and order some labs or an EMG- nerve conduction study) ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling on left side of face?

Numbness tingling: Impossible to say without more information. However, if it has persisted greater than 2 weeks, it should be evaluated. Could be anything from a temporary viral inflammation to ms, to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

See below: The epidural space is home to several nerves that travel into your legs. It is not uncommon to have temporary numbness and tingling in your legs after an epidural. If this lasts more than a few days see your physician. ...Read more

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Does de Quervain's cause numbness and tingling?

Yes: It is a tendonitis and it mostly causes pain of the thumb with apposition and extension. If the inflammation is bad enough it can compress the nerve that arises at the dorsum of the wrist and can cause numbness and tingling in fingers innervated by that nerve. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause numbness and tingling in the body?

Yes: Pinched nerves in the low back are often associated with numbness and tingling in the legs and feet. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

What to do if I have numbness and tingling after epidural?

What to do: An epidural should cause numbness but this should wear off as the medicine is metabolized.

If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, inform your anesthesiologist, they may want for you to undergo studies or a consultation with another medical provider. ...Read more

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I'm having numbness and tingling after epidural, what do I do?

I'm having numbness and tingling after epidural, what do I do?

Likely temporary,: But if persists longer than 2-3 days, contact your doctor and get this checked out. ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingling in my whole left side of body (under investigation) but why are these areas more painful to touch?

Why indeed: Whatever is causing the numbness & tingling is also causing the painful sensation. The sense of touch is multimodality & of mind-mangling complexity. When you say the areas are "more painful," do you mean allodynia, hyperpathia, dysesthesia or hyperalgesia? (The idea is now for you to look up those terms and try to determine which 1 (or more) applies to you.) ...Read more

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Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Need 2nd opinion. I have numbness and tingling throughout body. What could cause it? I do have back problems. Could that cause it?

Not low back: An anatomical explanation of numbness throughout body could be attributable to a process in the brain or upper cervical spine area. Alternatively, it could have a nonanatomic basis. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of numbness and tingling episodes through whole body mostly middle off back up to neck. Help no insurance. Thanks?

Medical workup: These sensations appear to be muscular in origin and can be seen in a variety of conditions e.g. Chiari malformation, dermatomyositis, tension myositis, psycho-social stress, depression, suppressed anger, post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal deformity, spinal cord tumors, the list goes on. If symptoms persist see your primary care physician for a medical workup. ...Read more

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What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

What does numbness and tingling in the lips mean?

Could mean-or ???: A lot of things....sometimes occurs just before, during, or after migraine headaches. It could be the result of putting something directly on the lips that interacts and causes irritation. It could be signaling the deficiency of certain vitamin supplements such as B12, folate, (folic acid) or B6 (pyridoxine). You should get a metabolic evaluation. ...Read more

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Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

Please explain what does a feeling of numbness and tingling in my left finger tips means?

See neurologist: It depends which finger and what brings the tingling on... If it is the 2nd, 3rd digit numbness, it may be carpal tunnel or ulanr neuropathy if the 4th and fifth...
It may come from a pinched nerve in the neck if you shooting pains from the neck down to a specific area.
Or it may be from a more spreadout proces involving damage to the nerve endings.
Best to see neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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My shoulders tacoed inward causing extreme pain, numbness, and tingling. My back between the shoulder blades is the same story.

My shoulders tacoed inward causing extreme pain, numbness, and tingling. My back between the shoulder blades is the same story.

Muscular pain: Tension myositis or simple muscle tightness/cramping most likely. See primary care doc. If not happy, may need cervical spine MRI to rule out an underlying spine condition. Heat applcations, massage, and isometric muscle strengthening may ameliorate the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...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