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Numbness on lips, tingling in various body parts, migranes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just woke up to the right half of my bottom lip numb (like it was asleep) This really has me freaked out.
User :   Hi
User :   Dr here
User :   Let me read what you have typed
User :   Is the numbness present still? Is there any other symptom like pain, burning or itching?
User :   no, it went away almost immediately after I rubbed it for a minute....my right hand was also asleep and I shook it ti wake it up
User :   Is there any symptom present right now? Also may i know your age?
User :   I am 39 and no symptoms present this moment....however, I had a bad migraine last Wed- Sun with awaking to dizziness on Fri morning and I have felt fatigued ever since the headache began.
User :   DO you have regular migraine? Is the headache still present? Are you on any medications?
User :   I get a headache every month right before my period....they are not always as bad as this one this month.....I was diagnosed last summer as having "common migraines" and given an RX for Frova but I rarely take it....last week I took Tylenol and Motrin at different times, for three days.
User :   Do you have numbness or tingling in any other body part ever?
User :   I have been waking up to different things numb, off and on, for a couple of months - never my lip before tonight though. And yes, I get tingling in other body parts occasionally, when sitting for long periods or on my foot or leaning one way and an arm gets numb, etc.
User :   There are various causes of numbness as allergy, cold weather, medications, any food intake, electrolyte imbalance
User :   I will advise you to get a compolete neurological examination done once as it can be related to any neurological disorder also. Since tingling is there in other body parts also you should not ignore it
User :   You may also require investigations like CT or MRI to see the exact cause
User :   as if any blood vessel is being involved
User :   do you think Ishould go back to sleep and not worry about it, tonight?
User :   And it may cause it
User :   Yes you can
User :   Its not emergency but urgecy is there
User :   I am of course afraid it could be something like a stroke.
Doctor :   Yes it can not be said no so it is better to get a complete evaluation done as it can be a cause.
Doctor :   You can go tomorrow and get it done.
Doctor :   But please do not ignore it as it has been long you are having these symptoms. Do you have increased sugar, BP or cholesterol?
User :   I am exhausted and have 2 children who will be up in 4 hours, for me to get them ready for school.....my immediate fear at waking up to this numbness is why I got on here....is there a way or specific symptoms or signs that I can tell that it is or is not that, so that I can go back to sleep tonight?
Doctor :   Do not take stress as it may increase your BP and may cause you other problems.
User :   I do not think I have increased sugar or cholesterol....I went to the doctor for the weird burning pain I had in my upper back about 3 weeks ago and my bp was actually quite high for me - 134/78.
Doctor :   Are you having any symptoms like decreased movements, speech inability, swelling or any tingling still present?
Doctor :   get your sugar and cholesterol also checked up as sometimes sugar also may cause these symptoms
Doctor :   You can sleep right now and go tomorrow. morning
User :   i am sitting still in a chair at the computer but I don't think I have decreased movement - no one to talk to as it is 3am and all in the house are asleep....my lip area feels a little weird still but not actually tingling or numb. I have had episodes the past few days where I have gotten shaky and felt like I had low blood sugar and needed something sweet to eat to get over the shakiness.
Doctor :   Do not stress yourself right now and relax and take rest. You can go tomorrow for evaluation in the morning
Doctor :   Since the symptoms are not too much you can wait right now.
User :   Ok, thank you for your advice and information.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
Doctor :   Also get your Hb and Vitamin B12 levels checked.
Doctor :   Sometimes there deficiency can lead to tingling and numbness.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   Thank you for the suggestions.....I am writing them down.
User :   what is an hb level?
Doctor :   All the best and take care
Doctor :   Haemoglobin levels
Doctor :   To check Anemia
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