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My wife (age 35 yrs) suffers from tingling sensation (pins and needles) in the extremities of left hand and feet whenever she gets upset or angry.

My wife (age 35 yrs) suffers from tingling sensation (pins and needles) in the extremities of left hand and feet whenever she gets upset or angry.

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. Do not self medicate to ovoid serious complications. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I keep getting pins and needles in hands and feet. I recently woke up and my left arm was numb it really frightened me ?

I keep getting pins and needles in hands and feet. I recently woke up and my left arm was numb it really frightened me ?

Pins and needles: given your youthful age (listed as 26) doubt that its something serious. Sounds like a nerve is being compressed- sort of like what happens when your foot goes to sleep or you hit your "funny bone" It may be related to positioning while sleeping. Good luck ...Read more

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Just wondering if you can give me some help. I have felt pins and needles in hands and feet, feel exhausted and tied, had blood tests all normal. Doc?

Neuropathy: Pins and needles in hands and feet can be a sign of peripheral neuropathy. Basic blood tests may not pick up the cause of peripheral neuropathy. Conditions in the cervical spine can also cause these symptoms. You probably need more extensive testing by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pins and needles in hands, finger feet all the time. Different times of the day in both sides. Why? What could it be? Had it for 3 weeks now.

Pins and needles in hands, finger feet all the time. Different times of the day in both sides. Why? What could it be? Had it for 3 weeks now.

Possibilities: Your symptoms could be due to early peripheral neuropathy, may be an early presentation of multiple sclerosis, might be associated with hyperventilation, may be a reaction to a medication, could be due to vitamin deficiency. Talk to your primary doctor about evaluating this. ...Read more

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Im looking to no why I keep getting pins and needles on my hands and feet, sore heads?

Im looking to no why I keep getting pins and needles on my hands and feet, sore heads?

Exam: Paresthesias ( tingling and numbness ) can be caused from multiple medical conditions. I suggest a thorough medical physicial exam and bloood testing. ...Read more

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Hi, having pins and needles in my feet, with numbness in my arms and hands, and it wakes me when i'm sleep i'm worried in case it's spine cancer or b?

Hi, having pins and needles in my feet,  with numbness in my arms and hands, and it wakes me when i'm sleep i'm worried in case it's spine cancer or b?

Unusual presentation: That is an unusual presentation for cancer, but you should have a work up for other focal or systemic causes of numbness/tingling. Cause can range from bad positioning to vitamin deficiencies to general neuropathic to arthritis in the spine. After a general eval, your primary care doc can point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I keep getting pins and needles in my hands and feet everyday and mostly at night. It doesn't hurt but it's a horrible sensation. ?

I keep getting pins and needles in my hands and feet everyday and mostly at night. It doesn't hurt but it's a horrible sensation.  ?

You seem to: have peripheral neuropathy which could be a sign of multiple sclerosis. Or vitamin deficiency esp B12/folate. Or peripheral sensory neuron deficit that is only manifesting itself through your dorsolateral tract which governs sensory information. Either way you need to get to a neurologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I'm not a diabetic. Why do I have pins and needles on feet/hands?

I'm not a diabetic. Why do I have pins and needles on feet/hands?

Neuropathy: Pins and needles sensations are usually related to nerve irritation or blood flow issues. You should be evaluate by your primary care physician to narrow it down. There are many causes, some require medical treatments. Diabetes is just one example. Heavy metals, like mercury from seafood, can do it too, as can raynaud's syndrome which causes constriction of capillaries. ...Read more

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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