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Numbness in face and fingertips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   anyone there?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Hi I am experiencing numbness in my face (along bridge of nose) and in fingertips
User :   is this something to be worried about? I'm very scared
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help u in this
User :   it comes and goes. happened once a few months ago on my face and not again until recently (but the fingertips all the time)
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   yes
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   26
Doctor :   since how many days
User :   usually at night (3 days this week in the face) fingertips daily
User :   sometimes toes too
Doctor :   do yu have any medical illness
User :   ocd
User :   that's all i know of
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are on any treatment
User :   i saw a rheumatologist, because i have pain in my joints as well but he said he couldn't find anything wrong specifically
User :   and i don't think this related to my ocd
Doctor :   ok
User :   i know that anxiety can cause numbness, but i get this even when i'm not "panicking"
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did yu do any investigations or tests
User :   even my eyes feel numb right now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have headache
User :   yes blood tests, but they came back inconclusive for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus... not sure what else they tested for. yes i get migraines
User :   don't have a headache right now. had one yesterday and day before
User :   anything to worry about??
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   migraine can cause numbness over the nose and face

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