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    Old 12-12-2006, 12:26 AM   #1
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    Question Pins and needles in leg and a masklike face?

    Ok I get pins and needle sensations in my legs regularly but usually when I have been sitting a few minutes.
    That's more or less normal isn't it?
    Both legs tingle like crazy and fall asleep in no time but I can walk the sensation off within a mater of minutes.

    Also my arms seem to fall asleep even more quickly then that, especially my left arm.
    If I sit on the couch or armchair and rest on my elbow, I will immediately start to feel a vibrating, tingling, buzzing sensation in that arm but it usually (but not always) goes away right away once I change position.

    Alright, here is what brings me to here tonight.
    I went to visit my mother in the next town which is a 20 minute drive from my house.
    I sat down at her table to have a cup of coffee with her but then my left foot started tingling and prickling like crazy within like 3 minutes.

    Well as usual I stood up to walk it off but didn't happen!
    In fact the tingling and numbness got worse and it travelled up to my knee.
    The tingling in my calf was so intense that it kind of scared me but on the other hand it was also numb.
    This was wierd, tingly, prickly and numb all at the same time!!

    Here's the part thats got me worried......
    These tingles usually only take a couple minutes for me to walk them off.
    Well not this time, this time the tingling and numbness lasted a full 45 minutes!!!

    So my question is, what does this mean?
    Why did my leg and foot do that?
    Has anyone experienced it like that before or something similar??
    AND should I call my Dr to talk to him about this new symptom?

    OH!! Also been wondering about this other thing I have been having for the past couple of weeks.

    My face had been twitching a lot lately and I just ignored that BUT I have a new strange sensation that has been happenning in my cheeks.
    Sometimes it feels like my face is stiff or tight somehow, almost like I'm wearing a mask.
    My cheeks just feel so wierd, amlost like someone is kinda pinching them or squeezing them.
    Does anyone have any idea what in the world this could be???

    Am just kinda freaking out here, sorry for the rambling....
    Any and all advice and comments will be greatly appreciated!
    Thanx a bunch!!

     
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    Old 12-12-2006, 06:21 AM   #2
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    Re: Pins and needles in leg and a masklike face?

    The tingling thing is normal. It can last min. to weeks. My arms tingled for about three months almost constently before it went away. My body parts also like to go to sleep very quickly. With MS things are going to change from day to day. Try not to panic about things. People refer to MS as an adventure because you never know what the next moment will bring. It might not mean anything bad. I have wonderfully strange symptoms (I've been known to loose my ability to talk) but my MRI's are normal. I'll walk fine one day and use a cane the next. So just don't panic. That being said, I always inform my doc of the new symptoms. That way she can have them on record when they happen and if she needs to see me she'll let me know. It never hurts to call and can make you feel better.
    As far as the face thing, I have not experienced it. But everyone is different in their symptoms. I get alot of facial twitches and my tongue vibrated for the first time last week. I get severe itching on my nose. People probably think I do drugs.
    Call your doc but don't worry. Things are just going to change from time to time, sometimes more often than not.

     
    Old 12-12-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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    Re: Pins and needles in leg and a masklike face?

    Albertagirl,

    Thank you for mentioning the face thing! I have similar symptoms. I get the mask feeling. I also get the feeling that someone is pinching my checks and lips. Everytime I mention it as pinching thing, I get weird looks. But that is the best to discribe it. The mask feeling is more like a tightening and tingling feeling. My nose also feels like it is vibrating at the speed of light. I am undiagnosed and pretty much unbelieved. So I just suffer the twithcing and jerking and the rest of these symtoms and wait for them to pass.

    Michelle

     
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