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L-glutamic acid gives me severe dysesthesias. D-glutamic acid is worse. Could I have glutamate metabolism disorder or glutamate receptor antibodies?
Possibly but...: Good question without an easy answer. Glutamate is an "excitotoxin" that is not healthy for anyone but some people are more sensitive to it than others. There are a variety of uncommon glutamate metabolism disorders but you do not need to have one of these to be adversely affected by glutamate. Dysesthesias are not a known symptom of antibodies to glutamate receptors. See my comments:. ...Read more
Itching versus pain: Paresthesias refer to abnormal sensation "numbness and tingling" which can be annoying. Dysesthesias are a more intense version of the same sensation which you would call painful. The sensations run on the same nerve endings, again one is just more intense than the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Men AND women: A dysesthesia is an alteration in any of the senses of the body especially that of touch. Commonly it is an unpleasant sensation produced by a normal stimulus. Neuralgia, however, is clearly a painful and BRIEF sensation which can be brought on by touch or other stimuli. INVESTIGATING IT'S CAUSE WHEN DISCOVERED SHOULD BE DONE IN MY OPINION in both men and women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What things cause hyperesthesia, dysesthesias, and dysautonomia? Which cancers or autoantibodies might cause this?
What do the paresthesias/dysesthesias associated with RLS usually feel like? Are they uncomfortable or are they truly painful?
For approx 8 weeks i've had a "burning" type of sensation under skin through entire body. No visible hives. Could this be dysesthesia or ms-related?
Possible answer: Has anyone discussed a diffuse small fibre neuropathy? This can cause diffuse burning pain, and may be associated with a number of conditions. To diagnose, you will need an EMG study, and perhaps, a 3 site skin punch biopsy. Additional blood studies are decided based on this approach. May wind up having a vitamin deficiency. Find an experienced neurologist in this regard. Doubt ms. ...Read more
Why would you seek to find which of the two types of pain a patient feel (when it comes to numbness; paresthesia or dysesthesia? would diagnosis diffe
Dysesthesia: The most common paresthesia is "pins and needles," when a foot or hand "falls asleep." Paresthesia has no permanent ill effects, relatively mild, and can be from mild nerve compression. DYSesthesia is a sign of nerve damage, a painfully abnormal feeling like diabetic neuropathy. Medicine like Gabapentin or Pregabalin, Duloxetine or Trazadone can help with the pain but do not stop the paresthesias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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