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Leegs itchy, 3 days - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hello, let me tell you a bit about the condition that I am concerned about.
Doctor :   Pl go ahead
User :   On Monday I worked out after a month hiatus
User :   and during my workout my legs felt kinda itchy
User :   i then got home and sat on the floor, my leg became numb but i was able to shake it off
User :   about 30 minutes later
User :   i felt a sharp stinging pain on my left ankles that gravitated up
User :   and since then i have had weird numbing sensations on my feet and prickly feelings all over my body
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it's been 3 whole days since
User :   also very itchy
Doctor :   How long did you work out the other day?
User :   an hour
Doctor :   Did you take any breaks?

User :   nope
Doctor :   Were you sipping some juice / electrolytes?
User :   water
User :   oh the sharp stinging pain not only happened once that night
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it happened like 10 more times
User :   and during the nighttime too
Doctor :   How long is duration of each episode?
User :   seconds
User :   like 2
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems like high BP, diabetes, Asthma?
User :   nope
User :   i'm scared it's MS
Doctor :   What is your age, occupation and gender?
User :   29, f & professional
User :   how long do we get to chat here?
Doctor :   15 minutes
User :
User :   what else do you need to know?
User :   about me
Doctor :   Do you have a family history of MS?

User :   nope
Doctor :   Let me first answer your question of MS and then the problem next
User :   ok
Doctor :   MS most often presents with early symptoms of vision
Doctor :   unless there are symptoms concerning vision, blurring or redenned vision
Doctor :   the MS diagnosis is ruled out
User :   no vision issues
Doctor :   Next imp thing about MS
Doctor :   is relapsing type
Doctor :   after a duration of atleast one to two months
Doctor :   So you have only one episode of paraesthesias
Doctor :   Hence rule that out
User :   ok
Doctor :   So no thoughts of MS should make you calm
User :   yes definitely
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Do not get carried away by the info on internet
User :   lol
Doctor :   Next
Doctor :   The symptoms that you have could be of two possible reasons based on your history
Doctor :   1) Exertion after a gap
Doctor :   2) Electrolyte imbalance
User :   ok but it's been 4 days
Doctor :   Yes it can continue
User :   shouldn't it have left by now?
User :   :(
Doctor :   Consume juices which are good at this point of time
Doctor :   Test for Blood sugar
User :   i just got checked a few weeks back
User :   before this happened
Doctor :   Ok what is the result
User :   bc i was feeling crappy and then i came down with a cold
Doctor :   I suggest a repeat test
User :   that went away and then 10 days later now i am feeling crappy again
User :   but with someone different
User :   ok
User :   i have an appt with a doctor for next week
User :   i know it's just scary bc it says that MS is heat provoked
User :   and that some people get symptoms after working out
Doctor :   Not necessarily
User :   and that freaked me out
Doctor :   Absolutely it should not worry you at this moment
User :   that and bc i thought about when i went to vegas (really hot) i felt prickally sensations
User :   darn internet
User :   too much informaiton
Doctor :   Do you know, anxiety can precipitate the paraesthesias

User :   really?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Just stay calm
User :   well i suffer from anxiety
User :   i also have panic disorder
Doctor :   and start slow breathing exercises
Doctor :   which will reduce the anxiety temporarily
User :   it's under control for now but when i get sick i do get really anxious
User :   well we have about 2 minutes
Doctor :   Yes

User :   so how long have you seen someone last with these sensations?
Doctor :   Day in and day out
User :   what do you mean by that?
Doctor :   This is a common symptom
Doctor :   and most of them are benign
User :   but for 4 days straight with no relief?
Doctor :   with just electrolyte disturbance
User :   wow
User :   ok
Doctor :   and nutritional deficiency
Doctor :   correct
Doctor :   all the symptoms for my patients are gone
User :   after how long?
Doctor :   In a month

User :   awesome
Doctor :   Depend on whole grains
Doctor :   and fruits
Doctor :   Pulses and dairy products
User :   ok thank you doctor
Doctor :   Vit B is important
User :   hello
User :   ok this is not working
User :   i'm chatting with myself
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