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I am a 40 women who for the past 4 years has suffered from

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Hi I am a 40 women who for the past 4 years has suffered from numbness and extreme pins and needles that thankfully reduce sometimes but never go away! About 6 months ago I experienced this feeling in my face( left) side! This panicked me so went to gp who sent me to neurologist! He examined me and sent me for MRI! All came back fine! I'm on gabapentin and am increasing all the time as not helping much! Recently there has been a burning sensation above my left eye and it's getting worse! I have arthritis and am on methotrexate too! Any ideas as I feel I'm just pestering the go all the time and coming up with blanks! Neurologist thought it was migraine but I rarely have headaches. Thanks in advance
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

methotrexate can cause numbness and pins and needle sensations and burning sensations

methotrexate can damage nerves and can cause neuropathy type symptoms.

your symptoms sound more like neuropathy.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I experienced pins and needles long before I was put on methotrexate and diagnosed!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

rheumatoid arthritis is an autoiimmune disorder

some of your symptoms could be due to RA

do you have bad anxiety symptoms

bad anxiety symptoms can cause magnification of small symptoms to make you more worried.

you could also have pinched nerves in your neck spine which could cause these symptoms.

an MRI scan of your neck could get more information.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No anxiety problems! My left side is becoming weaker as has gone on for so long! I work full time and rarely take time off but it's now starting to affect my work! I don't have Ra, gp says it's inflammatory but not Ra! I have it on right side so no where near my left side!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

methotrexate is a chemotherapy agent used for RA.

ask your doctors for a spine MRI scan to check for problems in your neck spine.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

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