Originally Posted by Evannah
My doctor told me I'd probably got a trapped nerve in my neck that was causing my hands and arms to go numb. But I think it's more serious than that because now, it's happening in my legs too.
For a couple of weeks, I've been having tremors in my hands and I haven't been able to use them very well. It's hard to stretch them out. When I curl my right hand up it sometimes sticks. Yesterday, I tried to move one of my fingers in my right hand and found that I couldn't. It just wouldn't move, no matter how hard I tried to get it to. I had my finger against the palm of my hand and had to use my other hand to move it again. It was worrying. Before this happened, I was getting awful electric shock pains travelling down that arm.
Now my legs are going weird, too. They seem stiff and sluggish and I keep tripping over my right foot. It drags on the floor because I think I've lifted it up and I haven't. I've nearly fallen flat on my face about five times because of this. It's as if my legs just don't have the energy anymore. I also get these electric shock sensations in my ankles, especially my right ankle.
I'd go to the doctor about it but I don't want to yet. My mother is due to have a major operation at the start of October and the last thing she needs is someone else having medical problems. Granted, I WILL go to the doctor when she's better, but for now I'll just post here and see what you have to say.
When you do get to the doctos & I realize your mum is going in for surgery but you need to make sure you are well too or that wont help either of you do you know what I mean......I understand you dont want to worry your mum.
Any way I would suggest that you have your B12 levels checked using the following tests B12 serum......Homocysteine & uMMA the last 2 are improtant becuase if you are in the normal low levels these will be elevated if you have a defieciency in the cells........
With the numbness & tingling and those shooting electrical pains it well could be and it is easy to treat.........When you bend your head forward as in chin to chest do you get those pains in your arms legs or spine?.........Do you have any other symptoms as well such as dizziness, brain fog, anxiety weakness you have I beleive , diarrhea/costipation, pallpitations fatigue...
I thought I had MS, cancer, was told probably a nerve because I was having problems with my neck and arm, stress, anxiety, you name it it took 5 years for them to pick up my B12 it was always low 5 years ago it was 372 and slide every year until it got to 130 and needless to say I was very ill by then so please get it checked
Keep in touch hope all goes well for your mum