Slimfox do you have any updates? I'm going through this now. My primary care is chalking it up to anxiety, but I don't think anxiety can last this long.
There are various causes of paresthesias, as detailed in the following article:
- a herniated disk that presses on a nerve
- a narrowing of the canal that transmits the nerve from your spinal cord to your extremity
- any mass that compresses the nerve as it exits the spinal column
- hyperglycemia (e.g., diabetes)
- repetitive movement injuries
- autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis)
- neurological diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis)
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- tumors in the brain or near nerves
- bone marrow or connective tissue disorders
- deficient vitamin B-1, B-6, B-12, E, or niacin
- excessive vitamin D
- infections (e.g., Lyme disease, shingles, or HIV)
- certain medications (e.g., chemotherapy drugs)
- exposure to toxic substances (e.g., chemicals or heavy metals)
You should see your doctor for further workup and evaluation.
Laboratory and/or imaging tests can rule out etiologies listed above.