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I Am experiencing tingling feelings in my finger tips on both

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I Am experiencing tingling feelings in my finger tips on both hands when upon waking up in the Am, when I shake both hands it does go away, I don't experience this feeling at any other time, only when waking up. As far as I know I am not Diabetic. What could these symptoms indicate?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

 

Thanks for posting a question.

 

I need to know some more about your symptoms.

 

How long do the symptoms last?

 

Are they the same on both sides?

 

Are all your fingers affected?

 

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

It last for about five seconds maybe when I shake my hands it goes away.

Both hands all fingers are affected, it feels as if my fingers are asleep.

so yes all fingers are affected,but not my hands.

Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Thanks

 

Is it just the tips of your fingers?

 

When did this problem start?

 

Any neck pain?

 

Any symptoms in your feet?

 

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

It started a couple of months back. I don't experience any neck pain at all. I don't

have any problems with my feet at all. I am an Lpn. I Have been keeping up with my physical required for work. I am currently laid off a weekend baylor job, applying for a new nursing job. I currently do not have health coverage but should have it back soon. I do want to mention I lost my older sister a year ago. She took after my father and had all his hedietary problems. she died of ateriosclorosis,blockage of her coranary atries. She was also diabetic on insulin and a heavy smoker. I took after my mom, I dont have Highblood pressure , I don't have high cholesterole. my sister had all the above. I feel realitvly healthy

other then this problem.

Thankyou for working with me

Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Thanks

 

Last question!

 

Do you have this ever morning or can it vary from day to day?

 

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Hello

It doesn't happen every morning.maybe couple times every week

Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Thanks

 

To be honest I would really not worry about this.

 

There are several conditions that can present with altered sensation in the limbs but your own symptoms are not at all consistent with any of those.

 

For the time being I would do nothing - should the symptoms become more persistent or change in anyway I would re-evaluate your symptoms. However I would really not expect that to happen.

 

The symptoms are most likely related to your posture while you have been asleep.

 

Dr Jef

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Dr jef Burk,

Thank you so much for expertise opion. I feel relieved, and yes I will take your advice if my symptoms change. I would use this web site again for any further Questions.

Thanks Again

Susan

Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

 

Thank-you.

 

You are very welcome!

 

Dr Jef