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Pin Needle Feeling
Pins and needles: Itch, pins and needles sensations all over your back but not on other parts of your body may be a reaction to heat or to material that comes in contact with the skin of your back. If you have abnormally dry skin, rub in a moisturizer like alphakeri or eucerin while your skin is still wet after showering. Widespread parasthesiae can be due to deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or potassium. ...Read more
Daughter complains about scalp feeling of burning, itchy, pin/needle feeling. Scalp is clear and healthy, but hot to touch. What is this?
This is a non-specific complaint for an 8-year old. Reassure her. Check whether this is from new shampoo, hair spray etc.
If not going away in 1 or 2 days, seek medical attention. ...Read more
After having many scary vivid dreams, I wake up each time with a very tight chest and pins/needles feeling. Any idea what could be causing it all?
Nausea while exercising. Pins & needles feeling+numbness in hands after workout. Feeling progressed from just hands to arms, couldn't even hold objects?
Could be serious: If you were doing heavy upper body work, you could have nerves pinched in neck or from upper rib. Also possible you were overbreathing or your blood pressure got low. Did it get better when you stopped working and sat down and breathing slowed down? Get checked if this keeps up. ...Read more
28y man. Hi stress job. Hx mini stroke >4y ago. Anxiety episodes Recent onset-sharp pins/needles feeling in heart, wkness, s/b. lasted >30s. Thoughts?
Generalized anxiety: Or panic disorder, but these symptoms and clinical correlation with the setting certainly sound like that may be the case. If you continue having palpitations and sweats, the best way is to see a healthcare provider to rule out organic disease. Once you are determined not to have actual heart or lung disease, or infection, then you will need a psychiatrist to help manage stress/anxiety. ...Read more
Extreme pain in both arms, my hands are swollen and go numb. If kept elevated, I get pins & needles feeling in them. Is this serious? What will help?
Possibilities: Most common cause could well be carpal tunnel syndrome;i.e., compression of median nerves at wrist. But the response to elevation might raise concerns regarding thoracic outlet syndrome, a brachial plexus compression bilaterally. This is best evaluated and confirmed on EMG testing, which will lead to treatment and likely symptom reversal. ...Read more
2ultrasounds, blood work, lung ct, chest xray=no blood clot. Calf has aching pain on&off. Toes have pins&needles feeling. Upperback pain. Missed DVT?
Not likely: The most common reason why someone would have aching in the calves is musculoskeletal. Try doing calf stretching and hamstring stretching. See an Osteopath or try looking at your activity level. With the work up you have had, I would not be fixated on a blood clot without some other compelling reason. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
The past couple of weeks I've been getting these crazy symtoms of a crushing feeling like somebody crushing my body and pins and needles feeling.& mor?
Damage>Vasodilation: The ultraviolet frequency photons involved are skin damaging, upper 1/2 of uv ionizing (like x-ray). Tanning: a slow, delayed protective response to ↓ future skin damage. The immediate response to the cellular damage from absorbed uv radiation is arteriolar dilation to ↑ capillary flow (visible as ↑ pink color) to help remove damage & facilitate cellular repair & perceived as itchy, pins. Needles. ...Read more
See below: Both are manefestation of a neuropathic condition. It is not uncommon to have both symptoms intermittently. ...Read more
I have serve pain and pins and needle feeling on whatever side I am on during the night. When I turn over, the pain will leave for a brief period.?
More details: Where exactly is the pain? Are you diabetic or have any other medical problems? ...Read more