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What could be causing tingling legs?

This started about 2 weeks ago, and it’s off and on. I freaked out thinking I had PN from diabetes, but I check my blood glucose for a week and everything was perfect, and my HBA1C was perfect as well. I am a male and weigh 175 lbs with 10% body fat. I weight train 5 days per week and always eat healthy and count my calories and macros. I then thought it could be a pinched nerve, but I have no paid. I read that you can still have tingling legs and no pain from a pinched nerve. Occasionally I will have sleep disturbances from the tingling. Two of the nights I also felt really hot during my sleep disturbances. The only other thing I’ve noticed is that in the past week my maintenance calories have had to be increased from 2900 calories to 3200 calories. I have had no change in activity, so I’m not sure what caused that. I take 6mg of boron for 2 weeks and then take two weeks off. I’ve been doing this for at least since the beginning of the year. The reason I take it is because it’s supposed to increase free testosterone by about unbinding it from SHBG. You have to take two weeks off because your estrogen will start to increase with continual usage. I figured maybe higher free testosterone increased my metabolic rate, but I’m not sure why it would just now be increasing. Then I thought I might have something wrong with my thyroid, but I’m not sure. I take the daily recommended dosage of iodine in the form of Kelp everyday, but I’ve been doing that for a while. If that was affecting it, then you’d think it would have done so long ago. I can’t think of anything else.
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Hello~I think that seeing an endocrinologist should be your next step. They will do some tests that check your thyroid, adrenals and other glands that might be the cause of this problem. Also, a blood test for B vitamins as a deficiency in them, mainly B12, can cause these symptoms as well. I hope you can get the answers and help that you need.
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I think doctor and blood tests are the way to go. Tell them about feeling hot at night too. Good luck!
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I would suggest you see a doctor with these symptoms. You are lifting weights and eating a high-calorie diet with a variety of supplements and testosterone, by the sound of it. Although a ‘usual thing’ in the gym environment, these are not things that your body would be taking in a more natural, farming or building lifestyle. They simply wouldn’t be available. I think you need blood tests to determine if something is out of balance in your body, e.g. B12, as deficiencies in that can cause nervous system problems like tingling and numbness. Also at least a physical to check for trapped nerves or other nervous system problems. Please tell the doc about lifestyle and what supplements you are taking.   I hope you get some relief soon.
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I don’t take testosterone or any other synthetic hormones. The only supplements I take are vitamins (including B12) and minerals. I’m also feeling hot at night lately, so I’m wondering if it’s thyroid related?

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