Q. I have numbness all over the body inspite of normal blood tests. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Amit Arora
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 18, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 28-year-old male. For the past two months, I am having episodes of undermentioned symptoms:

My arms start getting numb, then this numbness spreads to the scalp, face, then chest, abdomen and so on to legs and feet. I have had such episodes for 25-30 minutes about seven to eight times in the last two months. Thrice during these episodes fingers of my both hands curl inwards and get stiff. Extreme weakness starts during these episodes and this weakness continues for the next two to three days.

There is no previous history of any such symptoms and also there is no family history. Blood tests, ABGs, electrolytes, cortisol level, thyroid, ECG, everything is normal. A medical specialist also referred me to a psychiatrist for panic Attacks. However, after the investigation psychiatrist said there is no such issue. I consulted another medical specialist and he said that if everything was normal then these might be the signs of stress. However, I do not have any stress related issues.



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Your symptoms seem to be more psychological related as these kinds of episode of widespread numbness not seems to be associated with any other medical condition. Moreover, all your medical reports are normal nor did you suffer from any kind of medical problem.

So you are advised,

Do not worry and do not take it seriously. More you think or get panic with these kinds of attacks more intense will they become, so just try to ignore and think they cannot harm you.

Keep your self busy.

Take Multivitamins preparations for 15 days.

Do morning walk and increase the physical activity.

Consume plenty of water and fruits. If you have further questions, do a follow-up.

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