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I've had pins and needles in my hands, numb arms and a weak wrist since my 1st depo?

I've had pins and needles in my hands, numb arms and a weak wrist since my 1st depo?

Nerve Strike?: I hope to strike a "nerve" with this answer for you, as the Depo shot may have hit a nerve if given in your arm causing the "pins and needles" feeling. If it continues, ask the MD who gave the shot to check out your arm neurologically. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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What to do if I have pins and needles in face and hands/arms?

What to do if I have pins and needles in face and hands/arms?

Uncover cause: Some medications can promote tingling (topirimate), occasionally metabolic imbalance can cause symptoms, diabetics may have fleeting symptoms associated with small fibre involvement, hyperventilation can cause such issues (panic attacks?), toxin exposure may be a cause. See your doctor and get answer with subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing pins and needles in face and hands/arms?

What could be causing pins and needles in face and hands/arms?

Parasthesias: "Pins and needles in face, hands & arms" suggests an hyperventilation problem; which can accompany a generalized anxiety syndrome. If the symptoms were unilateral, then Thoracic Outlet Syndrome might be a consideration. A general physical examination is needed to rule out organic causes, and laboratory tests might be needed. ...Read more

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I've suffered back pain for several years, now i get regular pins and needles in my arms, hands and back, could it be linked?

I've suffered back pain for several years, now i get regular pins and needles in my arms, hands and back, could it be linked?

Perhaps: This could be all coming from cervical (neck) nerve root involvement . You should be worked up by your pcp or specialist. An imaging study such as an MRI of the cervical spine and possibly nerve conduction studies may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have cervical stenosis . Recently I have electric like jolts of pins and needles in arms , hands , legs and feet, when i look down . ?

I have cervical stenosis . Recently I have electric like jolts of pins and needles in arms , hands , legs and feet, when i look down . ?

See below: You need to see a doctor and get evaluated and treated. The stenosis may be compressing your spinal cord. Seek medical attention ! ...Read more

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All Causes of pins and needles in face, throat, arms, hands, sometimes leg/feet. More like pins and pins as it's smaller stabs. Like a fizzy pain?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes of the symptoms you describe. We are unable to diagnose this, please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why causes my hands and arms go into pins and needles?

Why causes my hands and arms go into pins and needles?

Carpal Tunnel : Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. http://www.centraljerseyhand.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome.htm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get very slight pins and needles in your arms and hands after cocaine use?

Is it normal to get very slight pins and needles in your arms and hands after cocaine use?

Cocaine: Nothing is normal with Cocaine - sure you can get pins and needles but you can also get to die quite easily and before that probably have a heart attack as well. Stop using cocaine. ...Read more

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How to stop pins and needles in my arms and hands while i sleep. Can`t sleep toss and turn to try to make it stop nothing works?

How to stop pins and needles in my arms and hands while i sleep. Can`t sleep toss and turn to try to make it stop nothing works?

Splint: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. If that fails then cortisone injection and surgery (endoscopic). See a hand surgeon for treatment. http://centraljerseyhand.com. ...Read more