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    Old 02-04-2020, 06:08 PM   #1
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    Tingling in hands and feet

    Hello everyone. I am male in his 20's over 6 feet tall/skinny body type. For almost 2 weeks now I have developed tingling/falling asleep feeling in my hands and feet.

    Background - Chronic GERD disease have been on PPI's (off and on) and mainly H2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) for the last 10 years. Father has diabetes.

    I work 8 months of the year and very active during that time. The remaining 4 months I do a lot of sitting around watching tv in a basement on the couch. This tingling developed towards the end of those 4 months off of work. The feeling I get is when your hand falls asleep from sleeping on it. I typically get the feeling underneath my feet when sitting down and leaning backwards. When I sit up and lean forward it goes away. No issues with the strength I have in my feet muscles I can still move everything perfectly fine.

    It is especially bad when on the toilet. When I am laying down flat at night it usually goes away but I will get random pains in my feet. If I cross my legs or rest one of them on my knee it will start up right away. My hands will get tingly when I lift them up and rest them on top of my head. I have noticed random muscle twitches in different places of my body.

    I used to be a heavy smoker of cigarettes and weed throughout the 10 years of having this stomach disease and I have quit cigarettes off/on for about 2 months now. I quit smoking weed 5 days ago, I have also done a major change to my diet and eating really healthy within the last 2 months. I went to see a doctor about this issue and got complete bloodwork done. No diabetes, no b12 problems (which is what we thought it could be from taking PPis) all came back fine. The interesting part my doctor says is it started right after breaking up with my emotionally abusive girlfriend.

    The doctor suggested I wait another 2-3 weeks and see if it goes away. If not or gets worse to see a doctor again. Anyone have any clue what's going on here? It is not a normal feeling that I get in the past other than the feet tingling from time to time when on an airplane. I also tried walking 5-7kms a day and the issue still persists. I would also like to know if there are any specific exercises/physical recommendations that I can do to help this problem.


    - edit why would the mods cut out 80% of my post. If you want to shorten it at least finish a full sentence it makes no sense. Thanks again

    Last edited by Hester54; 02-04-2020 at 07:38 PM. Reason: Because the mods cut out 80% of it

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    Old 02-10-2020, 07:44 AM   #2
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    Re: Tingling in hands and feet

    Don't let the doctor blow you off and try to ignore these symptoms. You need some tests to determine cause. I had numbness and nerve pain on/off for 20+ years and finally diagnosed a couple months ago with small fiber neuropathy.

    The first clue I had that was blown off by doctors was I went to a physical therapist for Mienere's disease and they tested the sensation in my feet. I had no idea at that time I had reduced sensation but no doctor ever cared. Also a nerve down my left leg was numb for 15 years. Again blown off. My other symptoms are bladder problems and stomach problems (all symptoms of sfn) but each doctor didn't find a cause and blew them off. I thought I was crazy. Finally severe pain drove me to getting a nerve conduction study which was negative (that's normal with sfn) but I was again blown off. After nearly 20 years I've been properly diagnosed.

    So my advice is don't let them blow you off. Ask for the test that checks sensation in your feet and possibly a nerve conduction study. Find a good neurologist who doesn't blow you off.

    Good luck.

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