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Can ms. Feel like burning hot flashes , numbness in face and thru body to legs ?

Can ms. Feel like burning hot flashes , numbness in face and thru body to legs ?

Symptoms: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be associated with many causes. MS is a specific diagnosis based upon history, abnormal exam findings, and confirmatory diagnostic studies. Start with your primary physician and evaluate the baseline problems. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Be seen: Especially since you are having shortness of breath, you need to be seen to make sure you are not having some kind of complication such as a pulmonary embolus for example. Not to say that you are, but that it would be wise to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Could gabapentin help with hot flashes?

Could gabapentin help with hot flashes?

Don't know: Let me know if it works. I recommend that you slowly titrate the dose. Gralise is a long acting form of Gabapentin that can be given once a day. Neurontin (gabapentin) is usually given three times a day. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel causing swelling, bruising, extreme pain, and causing me to be dizzy and have hot flashes and not feel good.

Carpal tunnel causing swelling, bruising,  extreme pain, and causing me to be dizzy and have hot flashes and not feel good.

Suspect other issue: I would suggest that you consult your PCP. Although CTS can cause pain and swelling, hot flashes, whole body sx and bruising are not typical. You may have an endocrine problem that is causing your generalized sx and contributing to CTS. If there is discoloration about your carpal tunnel without trauma, further imaging, such as MRI may be indicated. ...Read more

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Autonomic nerve caused squeezing chest and back pain/tightness, cold sweat, nausea and dizziness? Is this nerve liable to repeat the symptoms?

Autonomic nerve caused squeezing chest and back pain/tightness, cold sweat, nausea and dizziness? Is this nerve liable to repeat the symptoms?

See your doctor: In an older person, would be very considered about an episode of cardiac angina, but your symptoms could represent esophageal or gastric problems, and cannot fully exclude pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection. Do not delay, this could be a serious problem. ...Read more

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What causes flushing and hot flashes in the face and hands?

What causes flushing and hot flashes in the face and hands?

Flushing: many thing: The main causes are hot flashes, hyperthyroidism, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder. Other causes include morphine withdrawal, and menopause. Also in the list are emphysema, a gastric or pancreatic tumor, anaphylaxis, lupus, sotos syndrome, and woodhouse-sakati syndrome. Obviously you need to see your family doctor or a dermatologist to rule out physical causes and if you have a psychiatric cause make an appointment with a psychiatrist and psychologist. ...Read more

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Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?

Could UCTD  with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?

Doubtful unless...: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorders (UCTD) should not affect the propensity to sweat. If, however, you are using steroid therapy (such as prednisone) then you could very well experience sporadic sweating as a side effect of steroid Rx and not the UCTD itself. ...Read more

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Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?

Anxiety: You have not provided any information to enable us to help you. Not even your age, let alone medical or psychiatric history. Chances are that if an individual's first suspicion is anxiety, then they likely have a history of anxiety and this is an acute exacerbation. ...Read more

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Would spinal cord stimulation help block pain caused by peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

Would spinal cord stimulation help block pain caused by peripheral neuropathy in the feet?

Quite possibly: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is used successfully in Neuropathic pain of peripheral nervous system origin. Neuropathic pain is a common healthcare problem with some patients who are refractory to standard treatment guidelines or burdened with the side effects of such treatments. SCS offers a clinical and cost-effective treatment at lower lifetime healthcare cost with better long-term outcomes. ...Read more

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What can cause occasional flashes of light that run down my eye?

What can cause occasional flashes of light that run down my eye?

?ocular migraine: Consider ocular migraine events, but also, might wonder about early vitreous or retinal detachment. See your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Could there be any connection between vagus nerve damage and burning/pins and needles feeling in face (around mouth and nose/lower forehead area) ?

Could there be any connection between vagus nerve damage and burning/pins and needles feeling in face (around mouth and nose/lower forehead area) ?

Not really: The short answer is "no." the sensory function of the vagus nerve has no relationship to facial or oral structures. The closest that the vagus nerve comes to any function in that region of the body would have to do mainly with the cough reflex. Trigeminal nerve dysfunction more likely causing symptoms you mentioned. I notice that gbs is listed under "conditions."is that currently or in the past? ...Read more

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Would a lumbar sympathetic block help with small fiber neuropathy pain and burning of the lower extremities?

Would a lumbar sympathetic block help with small fiber neuropathy pain and burning of the lower extremities?

Neuropathy: I don't believe the block will help. I would however make sure you r/o reversible causes of neuropathy such as heavy metals (need to do provocative urine test), inflammation (c-rp 800), hypothyroidism (ft3>3.0). If not is found then i would take vitamin B12 1000 sl, vitamin b6 100 mg, krill oil, L-carnitine 1000 bid, vit d 5000 iu per day. ...Read more

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Can stress and worrying a lot cause hot flashes and feeling hot overall?

Can stress and worrying a lot cause hot flashes and feeling hot overall?

Yes...: Anxiety, worry, and stress can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including hot flashes and feeling hot overall. However, there are other medical causes for these symptoms and if they persist or worsen you should see your doctor for a full evaluation and exam. ...Read more

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Can sitting a lot cause cold and hot sensations in toes?

Can sitting a lot cause cold and hot sensations in toes?

Not likely: This would need a more extensive evaluation as sitting would not be out first thought. We would look at neurologic or vascular causes and your physician would help in the evaluation. ...Read more

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Will pain patches stop pain associated with peripheral neurophaty pain in the feet?

Depends...: It's not possible to predict how medication will work on a specific person.It also depends on which pain patch you are talking about and how severe the pain is.If only topical patches and pain is mild to moderate it can help,if pain is severe most likely not.If the pain patch is fentanyl or any other strong narcotic it should help for severe pain.Make sure it has been prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Nerve Block (Definition)

Just means injecting a nerve with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to temporarily cause the nerve to stop working. It's usually done in order to do a procedure painlessly, but can also be done as a therapeutic measure to rest ...Read more