Pins And Needles Sensation

Pins and needles sensation, also called paresthesia, is the uncomfortable itching and tingling feeling you get in your hands and feet while leaning or lying in an awkward position. It is caused when the nerves supplying that area gets compressed, or the blood supply has reduced.

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Why is there lightheadedness after a post-concussion syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Topamax for a month now. The neurologist put me on it for post-concussion syndrome for lightheadedness. I had concentration issues, forgetfulness, bad brain fog, sleeping problems, frequent urination, and blurry vision. I could not handle the symptoms, so I tried weani...  Read Full »


Dr. Upendra K Shah

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not a withdrawal symptom; it is just a side effect of Topamax (Topiramate). Pins and needle sensations are seen in many cases. Sure it will go since you have stopped the medicine. Make sure this was given for lightheadedness only, not for seizure following a concu...  Read Full »

What causes tingling sensations and tremors in the entire body at rest?

Query: Ive been experiencing tingling sensations around my whole body mainly in hands, arms, feet. In addition to that, also feel like pins and needles in my finger tips and toes. Been also getting tremors when laying down or sitting in a comfortable position as well as twitching in my body and weakness. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, As all ur tests are normal. I am considering blood sugar levels are also normal. There can be numerous reasons for tingling sensation and tremors during resting stage. Starts from malabsorption leading to nutrition deficiency to numerous other reasons. Your weight is also less than normal as per...  Read Full »

Please suggest safe painkillers for toothache.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having pain inside my mouth. At the top of my mouth, it is like a bubble and so painful. The nerves are making me having a toothache on the right side of my mouth. I have had this for three days now and took a few painkillers. Now, my stomach hurts like bloating and twitching....  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got gastritis due to painkillers. Avoid spicy, fatty and oily food. Have some walk after having food instead of taking rest and take multiple small meals instead of heavy meals. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. You can get prescribed tablet Pan DSR 40 mg (Domp...  Read Full »

Can tooth infection cause tingling and numbness of lip and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, The last molar on my left side broke around two years ago. It slightly niggled and chipped further during that time, reminding me that it needed to be fixed, but never actually posed a problem. I finally went to the dentist last year and an X-ray was taken. A decay was present at the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Possibly there been some compression or inflammation of the inferior alveolar nerve, which passes through the mandible and then emerges as the mental nerve. The mental nerve supplies the part below the lower lip and chin. If you have pain, severe tingling, pins and n...  Read Full »

Can concussion result in dizziness and pins and needles in the legs?

Query: Hi. Just want to get a quick consultation. Two days back, i was playing football in goal. I took a knee to the back of the head (wasn't unconscious or anything) i could feel a bit of pain however it wasn't till after the game when the adrenaline wasn't there i could feel pain in the back of my head ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing and i am concern about you. So basically if the force of knee was hard enough to hit head and you got lump there so there are chances of some injuries or fracture. In such case first of all I would like you to do x ray of affected area. And yes you shoul...  Read Full »

What causes pins and needles sensation in the face?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, when I woke up in the morning, I felt pins and needles above my eyebrows and nose. I had an MRI and no tumors were detected. I think the nerve may have been attacked by a virus. It cleared up completely within six weeks, except the nose and it still tingles at bridge when I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you rightly observed, the abnormal sensations could have been because of viral effect on the nerve. It is the ophthalmic division of the fifth cranial nerve (eye division of trigeminal nerve), which supplies the face above the tip of the nose. The virus may be one of t...  Read Full »

How to treat itchy scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pins and needles like itch on my scrotum, for the past three years. I scratch it raw sometimes, and cannot really sleep. I cannot wear tight pants anymore, because of this, and it is starting to ruin my sex life. It just itches all the time, and sometimes makes my inner thigh a...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the history you provided, it seems either you have scabies infection or scrotal dermatitis. Scabies is an infection in which tiny itchy bumps appear on genitals and sometimes on the body also, with more itching at night. Scrotal...  Read Full »

Why does my diabetic mother have a numb feeling in her lower limbs?

Query: Hi. I need your assistance. My mother is a known diabetic , however defaulted in her medication leading FBS level of 17mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract . she was placed on insulin ( novomix) which she took for 2 months, however after every insulin injection she complains of severe p...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi Thanks for your query U mentioned 17 mg may be ur confused it should be 17 mmol I think. May be pain is due to the nerve which may hit accidentally during injection especially as ur telling it’s a radiating pain. It may be sharp and like an electric current If so She can take Tablet lyrica...  Read Full »

Is pins and needles sensation in heart with normal chest x-ray an issue of concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a feeling pin and needles like sensations near my heart for the past two weeks. I do not know if my ECG is normal, I wanted to get it checked by you. I have no cholesterol issues, no blood pressure issues, no diabetes. I have low blood platelets count from years and rece...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked your ECG (electrocardiography) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All is normal without no sign of any abnormality. The sensation you feel, does it come with shortness of breath? Or chest pain? Do you have a history of stomach ulcer or trauma...  Read Full »

I have pins and needles sensation while sleeping on the hard side of the bed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sleeping on a bed that has hard side on the upper torso and soft side below. It is giving me pins and needles sensation and it has been there for a while now. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment depends on the area where you have the pins and needles. I am assuming it to be in your legs. If that is the situation, then you should look into nerve issues (sciatica). But, it will also cause lower back pain. I would suggest you to try firm surface which ...  Read Full »

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