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I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

Numbness: Are you anxious are feeling a lot of stress. The most common cause of numbness of hands and feet is anxiety with or without hyperventilation. Hyperventilation, repeated deep breaths, can occur in some people who just sigh a lot. If the numbness or tingling is constant and progressive, you need to see a doctor to evaluate for spinal cord or peripheral nerve problems (rare). ...Read more

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Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

This warrants: Medical evaluation. There can be a variety of causes.
Take care. ...Read more

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Mucsle pain and numbs in arms and legs after carring heavy?

Cervical spine injur: Numbness in the arm and legs after an injury will need immediate evaluation to rule out cervical spine injury. ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here. Look at google scholar or www. Mayoclinic. Com or www. Johnshopkins. Com. Good luck!! ...Read more

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My arms and legs suddenly became numb, its lasted a few hours now its happened twice before but it went away half an hour later. What can it be?

My arms and legs suddenly became numb, its lasted a few hours now its happened twice before but it went away half an hour later. What can it be?

Neurologist: If both arms and legs are going numb without a specific inciting event (exercise, cold, etc), I recommend you see a neurologist for evaluation of possible neuropathy or a neurological disorder. ...Read more

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Why do my arms and legs go numb and and hurt if I bend them?

Why do my arms and legs go numb and and hurt if I bend them?

See a neurologist: It is unusual to get numbness in all limbs on bending but possibility could be pinched nerves on bending. Peripheral neuropathy can also be considered. You may need ncv/ EMG test. ...Read more

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Why are my arms and legs cold and numb? My back also hurts often. Should I go to er?

Why are my arms and legs cold and numb? My back also hurts often. Should I go to er?

Concerning.: The variety of symptoms you describe (arms/legs cold and numb, with back pain) can signify many different conditions, some more serious than others. We don't have enough info to say if this is an urgent matter or not, but at the very least if these symptoms have come on suddenly and are new, you should take this very seriously. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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Why do my arms and legs feel numbed? I've been feeling this for a week.

? stress: There are many causes but if you are not diabetic or suffer from any other major disorder it may have a simple explanation at your age such as anxiety and hyperventilation If it persists or progresses see an MD ...Read more

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I have pain in my back, arms, and legs, along with shock-like pain and numbness what could be wrong?

I have pain in my back, arms, and legs, along with shock-like pain and numbness what could be wrong?

Disc: Could be a herniated disc from your back that is giving you some problems. See your doctor and perhaps get an MRI of your spine to check. ...Read more

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I feel numbness to different parts of my body. Onset one week. Today I had sensation of pins in my arms and legs. What could be wrong with me?

Hyperventilation: The simple explanation would be hyperventilation with anxiety & your symptoms. If so, breath holding for a few minutes will reverse the symptoms. Alternatively, hypothyroidism could cause a similar set of symptoms. You need to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness and tingling n ur arms and legs?

Many things: One thing is a peripheral neuropathy, but that usually starts in the feet, later gets into the fingers. It's not really arms and legs, but more a "feet then hands" kind of thing. Certain meds can do it, too. Discuss with your doc if persistent and/or worsening. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I lose/cut circulation in arms and legs really very fast? Have to change positions quickly bc can feel numbness coming on

Is there a reason why I lose/cut circulation in arms and legs really very fast? Have to change positions quickly bc can feel numbness coming on

Circulation: Numbness is not necessarily the result of poor circulation. It's unusual to have circulation problems involving both arms and legs unless you have some sort of systemic vascular disease such as vasculitis which is quite rare. Numbness can occur after assuming body posture that may temporarily compress the nerves/arteries but that quickly goes back to normal after you move. ...Read more

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What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities? It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs

What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities? It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs

Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated,
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I have tightness in my chest numbness in arms and legs and diarhea?

I have tightness in my chest numbness in arms and legs and diarhea?

Chest tightness: Hi. Did this chest tightness begin recently? Whenever we hear about new onset of chest tightness our first concern is to rule out the possibility that it could be related to the heart. That is a priority! If that has not been checked out, you should go to the emergency room now to be evaluated. Once heart disease has been ruled out, then we can check for other causes. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause a weird numbness in the arms and legs?

Can an ulcer cause a weird numbness in the arms and legs?

Not likely: If it is stomach ulcers you are referring to, this would be a very unusual complaint. I suppose if you had a severely bleeding ulcer or were profoundly anemic it could cause such symptoms but this would be atypical. ...Read more

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Numbness/weakness both arms and legs since January. Could I have a pinched nerve?

Numbness/weakness both arms and legs since January. Could I have a pinched nerve?

Less likely.: Pinched nerve is usually one side. If both sides are involved then you need to make sure if your muscles function right and get tested by a neurologist.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness and pain has spread through my shoulders, arms, and legs over several days, it feels like nerve injury/damage. How serious is it?

Numbness and pain has spread through my shoulders, arms, and legs over several days, it feels like nerve injury/damage. How serious is it?

Nerves in neck: If you have a nerve problem it is in your neck. This does not always require surgery but you need to be evaluated. See a back and neck surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had numbness in my arms and legs and sometimes in my hands and feet what could becausing this?

I have had numbness in my arms and legs and sometimes in my hands and feet what could becausing this?

Lots of possiblities: Numbness could be from diabetes, thyroid disorders, vitamin B12 deficiency, spinal nerves and back problems are some of the more common reasons. I would recommend you work with your doctor and find out the reason. He may send you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Poor circulation what can I do for pain, numbness in arms and legs, poor circulation

Poor circulation what can I do for pain, numbness in arms and legs, poor circulation

Pain: Firstly the symptoms are described may not be the result of poor circulation.

If the symptoms are affecting the arms and the legs, mostly presenting as a numbness, I would consider that she may have some underlying nerve compression of the back.

If she did not have risk factors for arterial disease, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, or smoking, atherosclerotic changes are unlikely. ...Read more

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I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesn't matter how I sleep. What's up?

I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesn't matter how I sleep. What's up?

Parathesias: Your symptoms most likely go along with some sort of a nerve impingement syndrome. Have the Dr evaluate you for this and an EMG might be needed to further clarify the severity of it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could my birth control be causing my numbness in arms and legs??

Could my birth control be causing my numbness in arms and legs??

Yes: Sometimes hormone changes can induce abnormal sensations in limbs
spasm in blood vessels can do this as well
a clot can induce such sensations
mostly it is a benign symptom, but you should stop the pill, take a baby aspirin each day, and wait to see if it resolves.
if not, see your doctor ...Read more

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Why do my fingers, arms and legs keep going numb when I sleep? My back starts hurting as well.

Why do my fingers, arms and legs keep going numb when I sleep? My back starts hurting as well.

See ur Dr and get: Checked for pinched nerve in ur neck and lower back spine, nerve inflammation, diabetes, etc. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=105458. http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/147963.php. ...Read more

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Arms and legs go numb quickly if I am resting on them or resting something on them, I am also very sensitive to pain and cold. Should I be concerned?

Doc checkup: Unfortunately your symptoms may represent a large number of diagnostic possibilities from "nothing " to more serious. Before you get too concerned however, I would recommend an appointment with your family doctor. If you don't have one but have insurance check online with your provider. Sorry to be elusive but its my honest opinion! ...Read more

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Have had face locking up & going numb. Weakness of arms and legs. Also had my heart beat slowing (new symptom) Any idea what this is?

Have had face locking up & going numb. Weakness of arms and legs. Also had my heart beat slowing (new symptom) Any idea what this is?

Serious: Those are potentially very serious symptoms. Low serum calcium, multiple sclerosis, tetanus and rabies could do this. Hopefully you don't have anything so serious. I think you really ought to see your doctor or go to an ER for evaluation today. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been having bad joint pain past 2 weeks. Arms and legs randomly go numb even when standing. Bad headaches dizziness and sensitive to light. Wrong?

I've been having bad joint pain past 2 weeks. Arms and legs randomly go numb even when standing. Bad headaches dizziness and sensitive to light. Wrong?

Not normal: Those are unusual symptoms to have suddenly in an otherwise healthy person. I would go to your Family Doctor to be checked for infections such as Lyme disease as well as other inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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Past 2 months pain in left side of head base neck. Now I have random pain and numbness/tingling in arms and legs. What's wrong? Symptoms mimic MS

Explanation: Although MS can be a tough diagnosis due to vague symptoms, I would doubt your problems are caused by MS. Suggest you have an MRI of your neck, as that is most likely the anatomic location for your issues. Your head/neck pain could be c/w Occipital Neuralgia, and could consider problems in arms/legs due to peripheral neuropathy if neck films are benign. ...Read more

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I have weakness, numbness, tingling, heaviness, in my arms and legs on a daily basis worse when lying down or in motion what can this be its even starting to blure my vision at times and causing me to be tired all the time

I have weakness, numbness, tingling, heaviness, in my arms and legs on a daily basis worse when lying down or in motion what can this be its even starting to blure my vision at times and causing me to be tired all the time

Your: Your symptoms are fairly generalized and are highly indicative of a systemic problem. The possibilities are extensive and need a comprehensive medical evaluation. It could be a neuromuscular problem. For starters check your blood sugar. ...Read more

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I think I got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and I was so cold, now I have a really bad pain in my side?

I think I got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and I was so cold, now I have a really bad pain in my side?

Food Poisoning: You may well have contracted a virus, like norovirus (common on cruise ships and which is making the rounds around the us even without having been in a cruise), or a bacterial or parasitic infection. If you have fever and/or bad diarrhea, consult a doctor, and if you remain well hydrated and the symptoms don't clear in a few more days, make an appointment with your doctor to check it out. ...Read more