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I have severe tingling sensations in my torso. Other parts

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I have severe tingling sensations in my torso. Other parts of my body as well like a couple of toes. When I remove the warm covers at night it always triggers it instantly. I have had an mri with one lesion on my brain .. It has remained the same for over 8 years.. I have osteoporosis in my hips and lower back and painful neck but that one seems ok other than a slight degenerative .. The doc did a nerve study and found neuropathy in my feet.. but can not account for the tingling in my torso
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also I have severe hip pain and thumb joint pain but the torso thing is so scary.. it creates a band around me.. My mom was diagnosed with Ms but the neurologist said, while i have the symptoms I do not have it according to the scan. I also have weird shocking sensations at times and chest pain..
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi--Do you have any other medical conditions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No just the ones listed.. I mean I have asthma. Do I get charged for each time I talk to you in response to this question? I have lots of weird sensory problems off and on.. Painful skin sometimes here and there especially on top of one of my feet. But its the power surge through my torso that always scares me. Also the electric shocks in my chest kind of scare me too.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

No, no extra charge for as long as we need to speak.

Have you need tested for diabetes, kidney and liver problems and for low vitamin B12 levels?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no but i just had a panel done would you like to see the results?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Sure

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok I am trying to upload it to you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oh sorry it went twice
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do have a constant cough for years that has been told to be asthma
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had a thoracic mri and it was negative the cpine one just showed some narrowing but not severe enough to do anything
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Sorry but those links were about real estate?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OH no!!!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Can you try again?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please delete those other ones .. and yes
I tried again
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did it come through that time?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Got it--thanks. Looks like your liver and kidneys are fine and you're not diabetic. But there's no B12 level there and was your thyroid tested too?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
years ago my thyroid was tested and was right on the border line of being low. My mom has a huge thyroid tumor (benign) and I felt many of my symptoms seemed like thyroid.. but the doctors said I was fine in that area
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think I have not had the b12 in a while
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK. You need your B12 levels checked and a recheck on your thyroid since either low B12 or low thyroid could be the cause of your symptoms

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
July 2014..
Component Standard Range Your Value Flag
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 0.46 - 4.68 uIU/mL 1.30
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
mine was 1.30
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

That was fine back then but you need to have it rechecked

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok I will ask for that. I am seeing the endocrinologist this thursday.. can that cause torso band surges and tingling? I know other places but the torso is so weird
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems like I asked to have the thyroid tested and she said it was fine and didn't reorder it. I was having these symptoms when it was ordered the first time too in 2014
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

I'd still have it checked as well as the B12 levels

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok .. you aren't concerned it is anything bad though ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Nothing too bad--if it's low B12 or low thyroid that can easily be treated

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