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I am having terrible creepy crawly feelings in my right eg.

I am having terrible...

I am having terrible creepy crawly feelings in my right eg. Usually worse at night. I have been up for hours. Help!

Doctor's Assistant: What are your symptoms? Have you used any medication for this?

No, I have no medication for this..

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this?

No.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, I don't think so. This hs bothered me for several months but has gotten worse the past few weeks.

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Do you feel numbness or pins & needle sensation on right leg?

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Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

The symptoms you have described of having terrible creepy crawly feelings in your right leg can most likely be due to neuropathy.

It usually arises from damage or disease of nerves.Its most common causes are:nerve compression syndromes, pressure on the spinal nerves such as that due to a herniated disk,high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke,transient ischemic attack.

Also this can be due to :Underactive thyroid,abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body,lack of vitamin B12,certain medications.

The underlying cause should be identified and then treated by your doctor.

You need following tests:

-Electromyography(EMG)
-Nerve conduction studies,
-Certain blood tests,
-Electro physiological studies

Please do not worry. There is nothing serious or dangerous about this and it is treatable with medications.

So my best advise for you is to please make an appointment with your doctor to have the tests & examination done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no, there is no pain or numbness. lese cancel this request.. thank you

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

Yes,the terrible creepy crawly feelings in your right leg can most likely be due to neuropathy.

Nerve root compression (pinched nerve) can be a probable cause.

Also this can be due to :Underactive thyroid,abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body,lack of vitamin B12,certain medications.

You need above described tests. So Please make an appointment with your doctor & then treatment will be done accordingly.

Any underlying condition is to be treated first, followed by symptomatic treatment. Peripheral nerves have the ability to regenerate, as long as the nerve cell itself has not been killed.Analgesics, low doses of antidepressants, and some anticonvulsant medications may be prescribed.

Thank you.

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