August 10, 2006 2:47 PM Subscribe
I have had a couple (2 exactly) of episodes of tingling/ pins and needles feeling in my hands and feet (lasting 1-2 hrs) . And 1-7 times a day it feels like someone is sticking a hot needle in my foot (either one, very rarely in my hands), this lasts for around 30 seconds. The pain is very breath taking. I have also experienced some numbness on one occasion. I went to a physician's assistant since my doc was booked .....
posted by TheLibrarian to health & fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
She is looking at my thyroid via blood tests.
Her other guess was that I am having back problems even though I have not had any back pain what so ever.
I work in a library (duh) so my new job IS more physical than my old desk job but I have really gotten to it especially the last month or so (the first few weeks I was totally wiped out).
She gave me 6 days worth of Celebrex and some stretches/ excercises (most of these are covered in my current excercise routine)
I have no other symptoms. My energy level is good. I have been excercising and eating pretty well (lean meats, fruits and veggies, good carbs, etc). I am not stressed out, I have a great job and everything is wonderful at home.
The symptoms sarted days before my current excercise routine.
Fearing that her "diagnosis" is a load of crap, I have made an appt with the doc that was too busy. That appt is Sept 1.
I know things it could be and I trust that my doc will be more thorough.
Has anyone had back issues without back pain???
Or change in routine causing extremity issues? (although I started my job beginning of June so I am really over the change)
I am a 32 yo woman by the way.