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How can I get relief from pricking pain in legs due to cold weather ?

hi, am 20 year old and i am awlays getting aches in my legs mostly when its cold , so i keep telling myself its cold in my bones, ive been up at 2am before to have a hot bath because i couldnt cope with the pain , it does make it feel better but doesnt last long but for last few weeks i keep getting pins an needles in my legs aswel an now its startin to worry me, i keep ring my doctors but there always full, am i just over worring myself about nothing ?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.

There are many causes for pain and the sensation of pins and needles that you are having.

The most common of these would be either a problem in the spine that is causing pressure on the nerve roots or a thyroid hormone deficiency.

It would be helpful if you could give a few more details about your problem.

1. Your height and weight.
2. Any recent weight gain?
3. Any loss of appetite?
4. Any history of injury to the back
5. Any menstrual irregularities?
6. Is the pain and tingling constant or does it vary with position, effort etc?

You would probably need to have a blood test done to check for blood sugars and thyroid hormone levels (TSH and T4).
An X-ray spine would also be required.

In the meantime take calcium supplements and Vitamin B supplements like becosules one daily and include milk and fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Hope you get well soon.

Answered: Sun, 11 Mar 2012
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