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Pins and needles sensation in left leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   My left ring finger keeps moving on its own and also there is some pins and needles in my left leg. And also my tounge feels numb alot. I am a 33 year old vegetarian.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr .. here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   how often do u have such symptoms ?
User :   It started about four months ago. getting gradually worse. I was doing yoga alot but stopped as the yoga makes the pins and needles in my left leg worse.
Doctor :   WHEN do u feel these symptoms most ?
Doctor :   i mean any specific posure or activity that brings on this sense or feeling ?
Doctor :   *posture
User :   No specific time. My tounge will feel numb during different parts of the day. My finger twitches anytime. I thought maybe i was lacking in iron or somehing.
Doctor :   Do u have seizures or are u on any meds ?
Doctor :   Do u feel restless or having symptoms of anziety ?
User :   No. I am pefectly healthy. I take a multi-vit in the morning. I also have tinitus from work. But no anxiety.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as per ur symptoms seem to be of benign nature
Doctor :   But to rule out other causes, i would advice u to get some blood tests done
Doctor :   Including , TSH, T3, T4, Vit B12 and folic acid levels
Doctor :   also evaluation for conditions producing similar symptoms has to be done by a physical examination
Doctor :   when was the last time u were seen by ur GP ?
User :   about two years ago.
Doctor :   In that case , this is the right time to get a complete physical examination and annual health check done
Doctor :   In most cases , ur condition could be benign and may need just a few supportive medicines
Doctor :   Have u understood my advice ??
User :   Ok. I will get down to my GP this week and have a check up. Thank you very much for your help.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Do u have any other query ?
User :   No. That is all. Thanks again.
Doctor :   ok, please leave ur feedback as u log out
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   Bye for now, and have a good day
User :   You too.
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