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Old 01-09-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
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Hands and Feet pins and needles

Hi all

Hope you can help as I am quite worried about this.

About six months ago, I developed a weird pins and needles feeling in my hand. This felt like electric shocks if I touched something and was more annoying than anything - it eventually went after 3 days. This feeling re-occurred about once every four weeks but sometimes in my foot and sometimes in my hand. I put it down to diet and anxiety. I hadnít had anything for a couple of months until last week when I had the same feeling in my hand which went but then spread to feet, spread to my feet and then toes. This is receeding now, but this morning it has occurred in my other hand.

Also a new sensation of coldness in my arms and legs. Again I had put this down to having flu recently but the flu has gone.

Looking online, Iíve found some possible causes

Diabetes - I doubt this as my sugars are ok and I donít have any other symptoms (my wife has type 1)

MS - Again I donít have any other symptoms

Neuropathy - I am thinking it may be this. I had an MRI scan last year (for a car accident I had in 2010) which showed there was damage (although not serious) to my back and neck but there was no nerve compression. I was and still having neck soreness and some lower back pain at times but chiropratic has helped with this

Vitamin deficiney - I have started taking calcium, Vit B and D

Anxiety - Not feeling particulary anxious

Fibromyalgia - I donít know much about this one.

I have looked for similar examples that people have had but it is either a whole combination of things and pins and needles or they have pins and needles that last an hour or are continuous - nothing similar to mine.

Any ideas as I'm hoping its either anxiety or vitamins!

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #2
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Re: Hands and Feet pins and needles

I'm no expert, but to me it sounds like Neuropathy.

My mom has Neuropathy for yrs now and she always described it as feeling pins and needles in her feet, to the point, where at for awhile she couldn't drive as it was so bad. Once she also fell due to the discomfort.

They couldn't really pinpoint the exact cause though I thought she mentioned something about toxin build up in the body (?).
She was in the hospital for awhile undergoing many tests, and they administered some kind of's all a blur as it was many yrs ago and she is much better today, though her feet still bother her a bit.
She still goes to see her specialist every year.

You should talk to your Dr. and see what he/she says....

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Re: Hands and Feet pins and needles

I was also going to mention to make sure you eat a healthy diet, take extra vitamins if you need to if you are lacking in certain areas and avoid alcohol.

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