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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a tingling sensation in my leg, it comes and goes. It isn't painful, just a bit worried of what it could be
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   31 male
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed this sensation?
User :   since wed morn, then it wasn't noticable on thurs and I notcied it again today
Doctor :   On which part of the leg do you notice the tingling sensations?
User :   only in my right thigh
Doctor :   And does it alway occur at the same place?
User :   lower thigh towards knee, it is like a buzzing or vibration
User :   basically yes, same area
Doctor :   For how long do you notice these sensation?
User :   it might buzz or vibrate for 5 secs on 5 secs off, then I won[t feel anything for quite a while
Doctor :   Do you mean muscle twitchings?
Doctor :   * or flickering of the muscles?
User :   no it doesn't really feel like that -
User :   almost like an imaginery phone is ringing in my thigh
Doctor :   Ok
User :   recently i have had some lower back pain on the same side from sleeping our bed, not sure if there could be a link there
Doctor :   Do you find muscle weakness along with the sensations?
Doctor :   Do you have history of diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no history of diabetes no
Doctor :   Have you had similar history in the past?
Doctor :   Do you smoke/consume alcohol/use illicit drugs in the past?
User :   I drink alcohol
User :   not the other two though
User :   some muscle weakness but not really , doesn't limit me anyway
Doctor :   May I know how much, how often and since when you been drinking?
User :   last time I drank was Monday afternoon had like 6 beers
User :   I guess most weekends I will have 6-10 beers over the course of the weekend
User :   I probably consumed a bit more than that in January however
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Based on your description, I do not find any clincial history suggestive of a neurological illness.
Doctor :   There are plenty of reports of similar complaints in patients who have anxiety issues and increased stress issues.
Doctor :   It is quite possible that your symptoms are secondary to psychological probles
User :   I must admit I do have high anxiety and stress
Doctor :   *problems such as anxiety and stress.
Doctor :   These symptoms usually are self limited, provide you use sufficient destressing measures and anxiety control.
Doctor :   In this regards, I do suggest you measures such as good and regular sleep, deep breathing exercises, regular and timely diet, physical exercises.
User :   why do you think it is only in my right leg doctor?
Doctor :   That is exactly what is pointing against a neurological problems.
Doctor :   Most common cause of sudden onset tingling and numbness is a demyelinating condition, however such condition if recurrent occur at different sites and not single site.
Doctor :   Hence I do not consider your symptoms to be secondary to a neurological problems
User :   do you suggest I consult a doctor to get thoroughly checked? The main reason for me getting on now is to see if this was an urgent matter
Doctor :   No, this isn't a serious concern.
Doctor :   I suggest that you follow destressing measures.
Doctor :   if your symptoms recurr or if you find them recurring at varied sites, and you find associated symptoms such as limb weakness
Doctor :   then consider consulting a doctor
User :   thank you very much for your help doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   This is Dr XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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