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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.

Hi--Do you have any other medical conditions?

Customer: replied 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago.
no but i just had a panel done would you like to see the results?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Sure

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok I am trying to upload it to you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
oh sorry it went twice
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do have a constant cough for years that has been told to be asthma
Customer: replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.

Sorry but those links were about real estate?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OH no!!!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Can you try again?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please delete those other ones .. and yes
I tried again
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
did it come through that time?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago.
I think I have not had the b12 in a while
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years 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 2 years ago.
July 2014..
Component Standard Range Your Value Flag
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone 0.46 - 4.68 uIU/mL 1.30
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
mine was 1.30
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

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

Customer: replied 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago.

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

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok .. you aren't concerned it is anything bad though ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

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

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