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What To Do For Dysesthesias
What do the paresthesias/dysesthesias associated with RLS usually feel like? Are they uncomfortable or are they truly painful?
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
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
Neurology consult: You could be having a kind of neuropathic pain disorder. Best would be consult a neurologist to rule out any underlying condition and make a management plan. Treatment options include use of medications, mainly anti-epileptics and anti-depressants. Bio-behavioral therapies including relaxation therapy can help (pain psychologist). ...Read more
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
I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid. Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?
What things cause hyperesthesia, dysesthesias, and dysautonomia? Which cancers or autoantibodies might cause this?
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
A vaccine induced food "intolerance", whereby food now causes irrational savage rage...& the vaccine caused full-body dysesthesia & memory loss. Why?
Why do antiphospholipid syndrome autoantibodies sometimes cause paresthesias/dysesthesias and psychiatric issues? (info found on pubmed)
What herxheimer reactions can occur when treating chronic Lyme disease? My blood feels poisoned...Rage, dysesthesias, and fatigue are way worse...
When spirochetes: Killed , they release what is called exotoxins. Those toxins are extremely powerful vasodilators as result people develop low blood pressure , high heart rate and other symptoms systemic manifestations . I have seen the worst jerish hexhimers's reaction with louse born relapsing fever treated with penicillin. People die from such reaction than the disease itself ( i mean relapsing fever ). ...Read more
Are isolated bladder issues common in ms? I've noticed that I have a weaker urinary stream and I've had some dysesthesias in the arms that come and go
Could diabetes insipidus either directly or indirectly cause shortness of breath and/or kidney pain and/or dysesthesia?
I've experienced dysesthesias that come and go in upper limb and an overactive bladder. Not diabetes. What else could it be? Ms?
I've experienced dysesthesias that come and go in upper limb and an overactive bladder. Not diabetes. What else could it be? Anxiety?
How can I have normal MRI & nerve conduction studies, but have CNS autoantibodies..& still have problems w/memory, dysautonomia, dysesthesias..?
Sleep APNEA?: Many auto immune, cns, memory issues can be related to your sleep. If you are experiencing poor sleep and have excessive daytime sleepiness you could have a sleep related breathing disorder. The problems you site may be secondary to a sleep issue. Dr steven parks an ENT has a fantastic site on issues related to you. http://doctorstevenpark.com/. Hope this helps! ...Read more