Tingling / Numbness
Ever slept in a strange position, woken up with no feeling in your arm, and then had those oh-so-excruciating pins and needles as the numbness wore off? This kind of tingling and numbness is common and temporary, of course. But if you have this pins-and-needles sensation often, or you have numbness or weakness in your limbs—all for no particular reason—it could be a sign that something is amiss. Specifically, that the nerves that carry messages from your brain to your body are not working quite right, or that the nerves in your extremities might be damaged. This symptom is linked to peripheral neuropathy, which can be caused by traumatic injuries, many conditions (such as Lyme, diabetes, and lupus), vitamin deficiencies (particularly B vitamins, niacin, and vitamin E), exposure to toxins, and infections. With so many possible underlying causes, it’s a good idea to see a practitioner to help determine why you’re experiencing this distracting symptom. Unlike pins and needles you wake up with, you can’t just shake these off—much as you might like to! But you can try to figure out what’s causing them, and then work to treat the root of the problem.
Recent posts about Tingling / Numbness
i feel numb and i dont like it but i dont know how to change it. my friends are getting upset with me because i have no motivation to speak to them lately. i have also been forgetting to eat. i havent been able to sleep all week. i genuinely havent even gotten an hour of sleep in tbe past 5 days
Symptoms: nausea headache depression feeling numb I dont feel like I'm connected with myself anymore. I dont have close connections with people anymore. When I look in the mirror I dont really see myself.
as a young teenager my emotions are all mixed up yes but recently I haven't been feeling any happiness at all i can't even smile I dont know why that is i just feel like there's a numbness in me and I want to get over it what are some ways to feel better?
I've felt empty for a while. But I can feel the heaviness starting to seeing in. I'd rather feel numb than feel this way.
Hello all! Another question that I hope you can help with. My neck pain is incredibly painful at the base of the skull, but sometimes my skull feels numb or painful to touch. It will either be a band, like a hair band, or random spots around my skull. Does anyone else experience this? I have Chiari Malformation and have had/currently have Lyme disease, so really seeing if this is common for either of those.
Does anyone have insight? I'm miserable & my PCP has given up until my rheumatology appt in Oct. Daily headaches Diffuse pain Numbness in hands & feet Fatigue Loss of appetite Low BP, high heart rate Dizzy spells Nausea Malaise Hot flushes Brain Fog Focal episodes (like I'm in a stupor) then passing out for 20-30m Diagnosed narcoleptic Clean brain MRI Common labs normal (CBC, thyroid, ANA, RF, Lyme, metabolic panel) Low B12, began injections over a week ago with little improvement.
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- Continuum (Minneap Minn). Peripheral neuropathy due to vitamin deficiency, toxins, and medications. Continuum (Minneap Minn). Peripheral neuropathy due to vitamin deficiency, toxins, and medications.
- Cleveland Clinic. Neuropathy. Cleveland Clinic. Neuropathy.