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I have had three episodes where my arms feel numb, my face

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Hello,
I have had three episodes where my arms feel numb, my face and my tongue. I have been told this is an axiety disorder and the medication they put me on is simply not helping which leads me to believe it is something else.
I have requested a catscan and for some reason my PCP is pushing back and has advised that I see an endocrinologist first. Somehow this feels muscle related.. i get very light headed and my hands turn into fists that cannot be undone. my face becomes very heavy as well.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 11 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Can be anxiety related since the symptoms come and go without any worsening.

However other causes also possible.

Diabetes, thyroid disorder, vitamin B12 deficiency should be checked.

Peripheral neuropathy also possible from above causes.

Spinal arthritis and other less common neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis should be considered as well.

Nerve conduction study and MRI scan of the brain and spine should be considered.

better to see a neurologist.
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