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Can itching and a prickling sensation be a symptom of fibromyalgia, also burning upper back muscles ?

Can itching and a prickling sensation be a symptom of fibromyalgia, also burning upper back muscles ?

Fibromyalgia: These sensation are very non-specific. They could be nothing , they could be indicative of something - there is no way of knowing without a full evaluation and assessment. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Numbness in upper leg. Jerky movments of the leg. Itching in some areas, but no rash. Sensation of cold and heat, spasms. Stabbing pains?

Numbness in upper leg. Jerky movments of the leg. Itching in some areas, but no rash. Sensation of cold and heat, spasms. Stabbing pains?

Sympathetic nerves: While these symptoms are very disconcerting and frustrating, unlikely they suggest a serious abnormality. The autonomic nervous system is made up of a sympathetic and parasympathetic coordination which regulates our organ systems without our conscious control. These systems can become out of balance and create symptoms like yours. Breathing techniques and meditation have both been shown to help. ...Read more

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My Girlfriend is experiencing arm weakness, generalized weakness in the body, arm pain and weakness. also bladder urethra pain worsened by coffee .

My Girlfriend is experiencing  arm weakness, generalized weakness in the body, arm pain and weakness. also bladder urethra pain worsened by coffee .

Checkup : There are multiple potential causes for what you are describing and it may end up being more than one problem as well. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder. ?

Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder.  ?

Details: Pay close attention to where you feel the tingling. Aching pain less helpful for localizing the cause of the illness. Since you are 62 and the problem is new it is likely a nerve generated problem. Details of symptom distribution will help localize the nerves involved and this will help indicate potential diagnoses. Treatment depends on cause. See your doctor with the information. ...Read more

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Causes for tingling and warm sensation in left forearm arm and hand?

Causes for tingling and warm sensation in left forearm arm and hand?

Best to : Consult with your physician . It is possible that you have a pinched nerve that caused the tingling and warm sensation. Need to know how often, how long and frequency of occurrence. Make sure you are not developing neuropathy or possible side effects from your medicines.Your doctor knows you best. ...Read more

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Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Not likely: we have not see dizziness as a typical symptom of ALS in our office, but if you have other neurologic symptoms, I definitely recommend a visit with a neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm. 1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours. Does not increase or decrease with movement. Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side. ?

What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm.  1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours.  Does not increase or decrease with movement.  Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side.  ?

TOO V CERVICAL DISC: SX are suggest cervical disc disease vs TOO (THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION)When you cough, sneeze or hiccup, you increase intrathoracic pressure and flare pain. Please see your doctor and get an MRI of the cervical spine and MRA of RUE to evaluate both conditions . The 2 can overlap and a NEURO CONSULT for EMG(ELECTROMYELOGRAM) may be needed. Also labs b12/folic acid/TFTS ...Read more

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Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Pain, numbness, tingling sensation and weakness in the left arm and legs. More weakness in the left knee. Help please.

Go to the ER now: Localized or unilateral (symptoms on one side of the body) numbness, weakness and tingling is concerning for an evolving neurological problem. People with these symptoms require emergent evaluation and should not attempt to drive a car. Let a family member, friend or ambulance do the transporting. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

Young but not health: At your age you are expected to be healthy and well. It looks like you have excess of stress from some source(s).You need more support from family and friends and reduce the stress in your life. You should go for daily walk every morning and gradually increase the distance upto a couple of miles of a brisk walk daily.This will help strengthen your mind and calm your nerves. You have no neuropathy. ...Read more

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Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

Pain in the shoulder and neck burning sensation all in the arm, numbness in the arm and tingling sensation n the arm. Not having fluid movement

You : You need to have an immediate medical evaluation. A burning sensation, numbness and tingling could represent a stroke or a significant neurological catastrophe. It can also be from a "pinched nerve", but you need to be evaluated immediately to determine the cause. Please go to the er for these symptoms. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe headaches, neck pain along with knotted muscles in neck , rt shoulder and buttocks along with burning sensation in both feet...

I suffer from severe headaches, neck pain along with knotted muscles in neck , rt shoulder and buttocks along with burning sensation in both feet...

Related?: If all of these symptoms are inter-related you may have a neurological problem. Suggest you see a neurologist and if they feel that there is a need for imaging or other studies that may help to define what is going on. ...Read more

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Excuriating pain in neck and back. Can't sleep muscle relaxants and pain meds not working. Throwing up, burning, pins and needles pricking sensation?

Excuriating pain in neck and back. Can't sleep muscle relaxants and pain meds not working. Throwing up, burning, pins and needles pricking sensation?

See neurologist: You should see a neurologist asap. If you have lost equilibrium, get to E.R. These all can be symptoms of nerve issues. Many causes, many solutions. Be sure you are drinking enough fluids - if you can keep them down - to eliminate any dehydration issues which might be affecting your chemistry. Good luck, and do not wait. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in both arms. Stabbing pain in left triceps. Bad pain in right forearm. Also tricep area feels numb and not like rest of the skin. ?

Sudden pain in both arms. Stabbing pain in left triceps. Bad pain in right forearm. Also tricep area feels numb and not like rest of the skin. ?

What R U doing?: What sort of activity are you engaged in when this happens? Knowing that is the first step in figuring out what is happening, why and how to change it. ...Read more

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Reason for joint pain/itching in hands with muscle pain/twitching in arms but also other body parts. All started with back:odd burning sensations/pain?

Reason for joint pain/itching in hands with muscle pain/twitching in arms but also other body parts. All started with back:odd burning sensations/pain?

Many possible causes: Your twitches may be related to any number of reasons including anxiety, stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutritional deficiencies. See your physician if you are concerned. Here is some more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003296.htm ...Read more

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Intermittent tingling in the tips of left fingers, primarily index. Feels like time is frozen. Left shoulderblade ache. Anxiety, muscular, cardiac?

Intermittent tingling in the tips of left fingers, primarily index. Feels like time is frozen.  Left shoulderblade ache. Anxiety, muscular, cardiac?

None of above: Neuritic. Your symptoms can be explained by a combination of neuropathies from the cervical roots C4-7 to the brachial plexus to a median nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel) - particularly the intermittent tingling in your 1st, 2nd (index), 3rd, and 4th fingers. A careful neurologic exam should be able to determine the level of the pathology. ...Read more

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What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

What causes burning neck pain that radiates down both arms? Along with numbness and tingling in the neck? The burning pain at times is unbearable

Disc problem: While most of the time it is not serious but it could be a sign of a disc problem or another condition called spinal stenosis. I would recommend your see a spinal specialist who will evaluate your physical exam and may order further diagnostic tests such as an MRI ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in fingers of right hand and also a burning sensation. Pain in upper arm and joints of right arm... What could this mean?

Numbness ; tingling: There are variety possible causes for this condition including musculus-skeletal disorders of the cervical area, multiple sclerosis or carpal tunnel syndrome, just to name a few. The treatment will depend on your diagnosis. Without the diagnosis is a guessing game. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more