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Tingling all over/ light-headedness?

I'm a 17 year old girl, with no other medical stuff going on. Just seasonal allergies. For the past couple months, whenever i didn't get good sleep or would do a lot of physical activity, i would get this weird pins and needles feeling in my legs and arms. The more tired i was, the progressively worse the sensations would get and it would be my whole body rather than just my arms and legs. After a nights sleep though, I would be back to normal the next day. This has been starting to happen more and more frequently, and with more intensity. Yesterday I woke up from a normal nights rest feeling the sensations in my body, and also feeling light headed. I proceeded with my day hoping it would go away, but just got worse. It got to the point where it felt like i was feeling a strong pulse everywhere. Not to mention an awful dizzy-feeling headache. So i went to bed last night, expecting to wake up fine today, but it's still here. I toke a long nap today but it has just gotten worse. I feel so miserable, i feel constant tingling, and i will get these waves of really strong pulses, to the point where i have to close my eyes. My mom is going to call the doctor tomorrow, but i was wondering if anyone could have any clue as to what it is? Sorry i'm not the best at describing things. I'm just really concerned and in a lot of agony so i'm very curious. For any other information about me just let me know. Thank you so much!!
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1067297 tn?1255030564
I am not sure myself.  It might be something as simple as low potassium.
1093617 tn?1279302002
Hi, Thank you for your question. It appears that could be due to vitamin deficiency leading to neuropathy, injury to a nerve, pressure on spinal or peripheral nerves (neuropathy), lack of blood supply due to cholesterol plaque from atherosclerosis in the extremities, viral infection and use of certain medications.  In addition, atherosclerosis can also cause pain, numbness, and tingling while walking and they can also reduce blood supply and lead to numbness. Please consult your doctor to get all these possibilities evaluation in your case for further assessment. Hope this helps.
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