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Arms and legs going numb and then pins and needles thereafter...

35 year old women, just finally recovered from a long bout of gerd and acid reflux. Now that the chest pain and night time aggravation has gone. A new problem has developed. This year I did start noticing my left arm would fall numb while sleeping. No matter what position it will just get all buzzed after some time. It was not every day but still there, I suppose I was so focussed on fixing my tummy that I did not really pay much attention.

Now it feels it happens much more so. Besides this I have had three episodes now, where at night my body will just get all buzzed and start having pins and needles all over. I took antihistamines and sleep would finally help me get over it. Working out got difficult, 20 minutes in and the buzzing will start, too tired, alcohol, too much caffine, spicy food. Small things would just trigger the buzzing followed by pins and needles. Doc tested me, iron deficiency, anemic and b12 and d on lower end. Got a shot, I take iron everyday and started eating more healthy and more often.
Last week, took it easy, finally on sunday I decided I am ready for gym again. 20 minutes in the buzzing is back, not as bad but there, I took some more time and stopped. Since then for a change the buzzing has been kinda there, it would occasionally turn into pain, pins and needles and back to buzzing.

I am kinda freaking out, I am very healthy, vegetarian, active and still feel young person. Whats happening to my body. I have MRI and EMG scheduled in three days. I need to relax and stop searching internet every few minutes. I need my body to calm down and let me help understand what I did wrong or what I can do to alleviate. please help me out if you have been through the same
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987762 tn?1331031553
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Hi there and welcome,

A neurological condition like MS, wouldn't be the most likely explanation for what you have described........"at night my body will just get all buzzed and start having pins and needles all over. I took antihistamines and sleep would finally help me get over it. Working out got difficult, 20 minutes in and the buzzing will start, too tired, alcohol, too much caffine, spicy food. Small things would just trigger the buzzing followed by pins and needles. Doc tested me, iron deficiency, anemic and b12 and d on lower end" ......

If you have only recently been dx with being anaemic and B12 deficient, and have also just been dealing a long bout of gerd and acid reflux, it is more likely that you still are still experiencing the symptoms of vit deficientcy, which commonly causes wide spread all over symptoms, than for it to be caused by a neurological condition like MS which does cause all over symptoms.

It's 'possible' you're workouts have been causing a minor repetition injury eg pinched nerve but logically from everything you've mentioned imho it's more likely associated with the common denominator of your diet being imbalanced.  Try if you can to keep an open mind on what is going on, it's not in your best interest to worry about anything specific at this stage....

Cheers..........JJ  

    
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typo correction- "than for it to be caused by a neurological condition like MS which does NOT cause all over symptoms. "
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