What causes tingling tongue,dizziness and increased heart rate? - Online Doctor Chats
Hello. One day my lips started tingling. 10 min later the sides if my tongue. 10 minutes later I got a sudden bout of dizziness and my heart started racing. It's been a month and I still have episodes of the tingling sensation on the sides if my tongue and dizzy spells. They started every few days to now daily. I have been to the doctor multiple times. So far they found my thyroid to be 5.07 and I have a vitamin D deficiency. Otherwise, everything is pretty normal. They don't know what's causing these spells. I'm a little nervous,
May I know your age and gender?
Off the symptoms you described what's troubling you the most now
Are these intermittent in nature or you have it throughout the day?
I get dizzy spells about 2 times a day that last about an hour each. My tongue tingles sometimes
My tongue only tingles on the sides towards the back
No. The doctor checked my ears and nothing is wrong. They don't think it is vertigo either. No chest pain or breathing trouble
Besides the tongue, does the tingling occur anywhere else?
I feel like my symptoms are residual from my attack a month ago.
the tingling doesn't happen anywhere else.
Have you ever experienced limb weakness before?
Just the lips that one time. My hands sometimes but I type all day so I think it's just carpal tunnel
Blood pressure is fine. Got it checked today. No diabetes that I know of
I am sorry for asking too many questions. Its just that your symptoms are non specific. I am trying to relate them.
No problem. I appreciate it
Do you take illicit drugs? (Apologies if I offended you)
No, I don't
Are you stressed out?
Well, I have a stressful job but I don't really feel too stressed. I don't feel like I dwell on things or let thing get to me but I'm wondering if I could have anxiety with knowing it? I was having a nice dinner with my friend when the attack happened...I was not stressed during that time. But yes...my job and my employees sometimes drive me nuts but I just don't feel panicky
Thanks for providing the necessary details.
Let me brief you.
Your symptoms are spread across multiple body systems. However I do not find specific problems to related them to serious organic medical pathology.
In my opinion, I think all these complaints are related to anxiety.
However before we arrive at this conclusion, I generally evaluate for metabolic and hematological conditions.
Can I have anxiety without really consciously knowing I'm stressing over something? Can it happen subconsciously?
They said I was very low in vitamin D. B12 was fine. That's all I know but I will ask.
Since most of your tests are normal, I would not be very worried about the complaints.
No, it is definitely not related to MS or aneurysm.
If vitamin D is significantly low, it may be causing minor peripheral nerve disturbance that can be easily corrected.
Ok...so I will ask about the tests you said. Do you feel I should run an MRI?
At this instance, I would not be overtly concerned about your symptoms.
I would work on correcting the deficiencies and if symptoms continue to trouble you, I would seek help of psychiatrist.
I don't think MRI will help us any more.
that's sounds so weird to me. I feel like I am such a calm passive person. Maybe I internalize my stress...
I understand that. That's why I wouldn't label the diagnose yet.
I would first consider correcting the found deficiency.
I agree with what you said. I guess I just get nervous starting small if there really is something big happening
Perhaps you can work on those stressors via physical exercise, meditation, yoga and other relaxations techniques.
And if things don't improve I would seek help of psychiatrist.'
I will try that. I do agree the more I think about it. Thank you.
Do not be concerned. It is easy to tackle when symptoms are recent in onset and there are no serious deficits. It's chronic complaints that challenges physicians.
Thanks for visiting me.
wish you good health
Bye for now.
Thank you! I hope you have a nice night
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