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Tingling in all parts of my body, not just hands and feet!?

Hi,
I am currently undergoing lots of tests and seeing a neurologist.
Before i receive my real answers from a neuro, i would just like a few of you guys to tell me what you think.

Ok so i get tingling in my legs, arms, torso-"ribs, hips stomach", i also get it sometimes on my face and scalp.
Can someone run off a list of diseases, disorders or syndrome's that can cause symptoms of tingling in all parts of the body, not just hands and feet or legs and arms.

I already know that MS "multiple sclerosis" can do this so please don't mention that one.
I was hoping it was something simple like a vitamin deficiency but most of them seem to only affect your fingers and toes/arms/legs.
e.g "hypocalcemia" (low calcium) this vitamin deficiency causes fingers and feet/toes tingling, but not all over tingling.

I do not have diabetes
I do not have a thyroid problem
I do not have HIV or any other STD's that cause tingling.
I am a 20 year old female.

Please help!
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Hi, I am 29 and my name is Amanda. I have had EMG's done on my arms and legs for the sam numbness and tingling. I have since been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel in both arms and I have Peripherial Neuropathy. The neuropathy is from my nerves in my feet not working properley as well as a compressed nerve in my right leg. My legs give out and I have a lot of pain and numbness and burning from that. The carpal tunnel is crippling as well at times. I have alot of problems simple tasks at times. I thought it was MS as well before the tests. If u have the same thing and they give you Lyrica give it a chance. I have a FAB Neuroligist and he worked with the proper dosage of that and after about 2 months of taking it it helps me move around alot better. I had a period of like 2 months befor that that I woke up crying and could literally not walk even to the bathroom by myself. I had to use a cane to get a round and since I still have pain and dis comfort but it is better than before. Good luck let me know how things are.

Amada
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Hey Sammy,

26 yo male and I've had similar symptoms for over a year. Mine gets worse when I bend my spine or irritate my chronically inflammed sciatic nerve via sitting or lying down. NO idea what's causing the tingling and have run every test available. I had several factors that could have caused it like a back injury and also an intense several months of long work hours w/ poor posture and high stress. Not sure which or if either was the culprit.  What events, injuries, or illnesses (if any) did you have preceding your symptoms? My guess was something initiated it. Best of luck

-Matt
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Hello,
I am hoping that my prbblems are caused by my back problems but, my lower back problems can't possibly cause symptoms everywhere all over my body. I have spondylolthesis, which is a degenerate disease of the spine that has come about because when i was a child i fractured my spine ( I'm not paralyzed). I'm just praying it's not MS!

Thanks for the answer, Sammy xx
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I have no idea what is causing me to have the same thing.  My doctor simply called it idiopathic in nature, which means that she acknowledges that I have the problem, but doesn't know the cause.  But, I do have Fibromyalgia and neuropathy is common with Fibromyalgia.

While I do have a prescription for Neurontin, I take as little of it as possible.  Neurontin and Lyrica are prescriptions that are used for neuropathy.

That said, I usually reach for Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) before I reach for the Neurontin.  It doesn't get rid of all the prickly feeling, but it helps immensely.  Neurontin has a lot of side effects, so I prefer to not take it unless I feel I have to.
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Ahh, my Dr too said my case is idiopathic and, i probably have fibromyalgia. I am angry, i don't want to hear that i "probably" have fibromyalgia! I want a diagnosis! I am getting a MRI of the spine soon to see if i have MS, I have already had one on the brain and that was fine. Thanks for your reply, sammy xxx
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Hi,
There are many causes of generalized numbness and tingling besides MS. Some of them are- autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Kidney problems, Amyloid polyneuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease,  Exposure to toxins such as heavy metals, gold compounds,  lead, arsenic, mercury and organophosphate compounds. Please get an MRI of the spine done and get yourself tested for the above mentioned conditions at the same time. Please consult a physician for the same. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!    
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Well, I havent been on the message boards for a while, but I can identify with yo, Sammy, that you are experiencing symps and youre not sure why or how. And like me, you hope it's not the big Eh-Mess. My tingling occurs so sporadically that it defies logic. For instance, a month ago, I got a tingle in my calf ; a spot about the size of a nickel. It went away, and the on the same leg, above my knee, the tingle reappeared, and went away. Early this week I woke up with my left leg sorta numb, No big deal, after a minute it felt fine. BUT! I then noticed that if I stroked my left shin on the outer part... MY LEFT HEEL TINGLED! Ive never heard of a trigger for such a sensation to occur in a body part OTHER than the one the odd sensation is actually felt! And this too, has been on and off. Since then.

I've had strange symps occurring since April of this year. First it was the rear of my thighs burning, like when I sat or drove, and some pins/needles. That lasted for a week, and then returned a month later, again lasting a week.  Since then, the burny rear thighs come here and there, but now I have occasionally tight calves which also come and go. And now this shin/heel tingle... absolutely bizarre. My symptoms don't include facial buzzing, stomach tingling, numb arms,  the MS hug, etc that you seem to have. Mine are mainly leg related, and come and go by the day and week. I might detect there may some correlation between heat and my symps.... I have a neuro exam in a week and maybe I'll have some answers other than "youre a young man, it;s just stress!" that I've heard from primary doctors. Sammy, youre not alone, but of course you know that. Hope you can cope well.

Male, 33, low thyroid for over a year, former smoker, reasonably healthy, no family issues of MS or any major disorder.
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Thankyou very kindly for your reply, I am getting a spinal MRI On wednesday coming.
What do you think it is most likely to be out of the above you mentioned?
Thankyou.
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You still around. What is it or hopefully what was it? I have the same tingling in all the same spots? hope it has gone away for you. thanks
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