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Is this a tactile hallucination if you are just getting regular pins and needles?
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Dr. Daniel McGee
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe Neurological
Hallucination implies that you are feeling something that does not have an actually exist.
If however, you are experiencing pin and needles feeling, there may in fact be a reason for it. It may indicate poor circulation or some impingement on the nerves from your spine. It could be the result of poor nutrition or an side effect of a disease like diabetes. If you are experiencing this, get checked.

In brief: Maybe Neurological
Hallucination implies that you are feeling something that does not have an actually exist.
If however, you are experiencing pin and needles feeling, there may in fact be a reason for it. It may indicate poor circulation or some impingement on the nerves from your spine. It could be the result of poor nutrition or an side effect of a disease like diabetes. If you are experiencing this, get checked.
Dr. Daniel McGee
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Pins/needles
No. This is called paresthesia.
Transient paresthesias usually relate to anxiety. Chronic paresthesias can relate to neurological or cardiovascular factors which need to be explored by your family doctor.

In brief: Pins/needles
No. This is called paresthesia.
Transient paresthesias usually relate to anxiety. Chronic paresthesias can relate to neurological or cardiovascular factors which need to be explored by your family doctor.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Not likely
Regular pins and needles sensation's tend to come from your foot being asleep.
This is not a hallucination in this case. When your foot to sleep that means there is not enough blood to getting down to the vessels in your foot. A tactile hallucinations means that A person believes that something his touching him or her, when in reality nothing is.

In brief: Not likely
Regular pins and needles sensation's tend to come from your foot being asleep.
This is not a hallucination in this case. When your foot to sleep that means there is not enough blood to getting down to the vessels in your foot. A tactile hallucinations means that A person believes that something his touching him or her, when in reality nothing is.
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