Q. I am experiencing occasional tingling in my fingers and legs. What could be the cause of this?

Answered by
Dr. Rishav Bansal
and medically reviewed by Dr. Hemalatha
This is a premium question & answer published on May 01, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 01, 2021

Hello doctor,

I am a 39-year-old female office worker. Currently, I am on work from home status. I am experiencing occasional tingling in my fingers and legs. What could be the cause of this? I have taken Statin medicine last January for around three months due to an elevated level of cholesterol. But, I discontinued as advised by our office or company physician as my cholesterol levels are within the normal range. However, my last lab test showed the following results:

FBS 5.10.

Cholesterol 5.46.

Triglyceride 1.02.

HDL 1.62 and LDL 3.1.

With this, should I resume taking Statin? If so, how frequently? My previous prescription is daily at 10 mcg.

Also, is it safe for me to take Vitamin B complex supplements?

Thank you very much.



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Tingling sensation suggests neuropathy. We need to find its cause and treat it. For now, Vitamin B12 will be more preferred over the Vitamin B complex. Your cholesterol is slightly elevated. You can try dietary restriction and exercise. If cholesterol still remains high, you can start Atorvastatin 10 mg before sleep daily.

The Probable causes:

1. Neuropathy evaluation.
2. Dyslipidemia.

Investigations to be done:

TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), Vitamin B12, and folate level (neuropathy evaluation workup).

Treatment plan:

1. Tablet Meganeuron (Alpha lipoic acid and Folic acid) once a day.
2. Tablet Atorvastatin 10 mg at night if cholesterol is still high.

Preventive measures:

Avoid oily food.
Daily 30 minutes brisk walking.

Regarding follow up:

Review with reports.

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