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Pins and needles sensation in both my legs!

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please help. pins and needles sensation in both my legs!
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

Since when is this pins and needles sensation in legs?

What are the investigations done?

Are you on any medications / herbs / supplements?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
it started yesterday. no investigations done. no medications only klonopin as needed
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

Are you taking Klonopin for anxiety?

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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

Let me at the outset tell you that these pins and needles can be due to anxiety.

The other possibility of the diagnosis is pinched nerves in back. This can be due to;

Spinal canal stenosis

Lumbar spondylosis.

If this sensation persist for long, a diagnosis for neuropathy may need to be looked for which can occur due to;

1) Vitamin B 12 deficiency

2) Autoimmune diseases

3) thyroid disease.

Anxiety can be treated by the following measures by yourself;

1) Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and operant-behavioral therapy (OBT); done by a psychologist.

2) Relaxation training and biofeedback.

3) Hypnosis

4) Acupuncture and acupressure

5) Yoga

6) Meditation

7) Group sporting activities

8) St. John's wort

9) Melatonin
10) Valerian root.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
its making me hard to sleep. and there is pain. how long will this last? i don't think this is due to anxiety
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

This may be due to pinched nerves in back. You may need physical therapy for it if this does not resolve on its own.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is the other possibility of the diagnos which is a common cause of sleep disruption. The sensations associated with RLS are given many different names such as creepy, crawly, electric, or painful. RLS can develop as a result of certain conditions or factors, particularly iron deficiency and peripheral neuropathy. Other causes are folate or magnesium deficiency, amyloidosis, diabetes mellitus, lumbosacral radiculopathy, or vitamin B-12 deficiency. The other causes to consider would be;

1) Neuropathy
2) Nocturnal leg cramps
3) Peripheral Vascular Disease
4) Radiculopathy

Following investigations are advised;

1) A complete iron panel including iron levels, ferritin, transferrin saturation, and total iron binding capacity.

2) BUN,

3) creatinine,

4) magnesium,

5) thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH),

6) vitamin B-12, and folate.

Following measures would be helpful;

1) Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine (if take them).

2) Exercise before the bed time.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i am so scared. could it be a pulled muscle at all?
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

There is nothing serious. So please do not worry.

Just pulled muscle, unaccustomed activity, prolonged standing all these may cause these symptoms.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
how long should it go on for where i should seek help
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

If this lasts for more than 3-4 days; you may seek appointment with your GP.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
is there any medications i can take
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

You may take any of the following:

1) Evening primrose oil

2) Acetyl-l-carnitine

3) Alpha-lipoic acid

4) Benfotiamine (Milgamma), 100 mg, is a lipid-soluble vitamin B1 analogue

5) Vitamin E

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
anything for the pain? advil?
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

Yes you may take Advil or Motrin.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
wait, should i seek emergency help
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

No it is not needed.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'm really scared doctor. it started yesterday morning
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i took my klonopin and it didn't help
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

If you keep on thinking about it; you would be in vicious cycle.

You have to relax yourself.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
this is not my anxiety though. what if something is really wrong? pins and needles and pains in my legs are the only symptom i have
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

These symptoms do not denote anything life threatening.

You may consult a doctor in person for the confirmation.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i was also diagnosed with the flu two weeks ago
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

Okay.

That may not be related though.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
yeah i didn't think it was. I'm thinking all of these crazy things like what if its nerve damage and amputation is needed!
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

That are unnecessary thoughts and augmenting your anxiety.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i mean how do i know the difference between pins and needles and muscle
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

How would it matter?

Pins and needles are skin sensation.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
because when i touch it, its not numb. its more in my legs kinda makes me feel weak to walk
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago

This symptoms is classical anxiety symptom.

As we discussed, you may get it confirmed by a in person exam.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
maybe i do have an autoimmune disease. maybe thats why my body hasn't fought off the flu
Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 6 months ago
Autoimmune disorders are easily treatable and manageable.
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