Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
127 Doctors are Online

Treatment for multiple sclerosis in both hands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Multiple Sclerosis
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you today?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   Hi, I have been experiencing some strange sensations in both my hands, at the moment, my left, a spongy feeling, not numbness or pins or needles, mainly accross the palm and ring and little fingers. No other problems with grip or function. I have also woken a few times to find my hands numb with pins and needles and feel very scared it could be MS.
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   30
Doctor :   and also have you observed these symptoms only when you woke up ?
User :   yes
User :   although I'm pretty sure I hadn't been laying on the arms/hands
Doctor :   can you be sure that at any point of time you had not turned over to apply pressure on the arms, shoulder, etc ?
Doctor :   I am asking these questions, just to make sure
User :   No, can't be sure, but a few times I believe I have woken with both arms at my sides and the pins and needles there. It goes as soon as I move my arms and hang them over the side of the bed.
Doctor :   MAY i know how long these symptoms last, once you wake up ?
User :   Not long, less than a minute?
Doctor :   any difficulty walking, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, etc associated with it ?
User :   No, except for nausea, but I have had that since I was diagnosed with IBS some time ago
Doctor :   In that case, your symptoms are very minimal and not that serious, i can assure this very much
Doctor :   there a few classic features of MS, that if present could point and confirm MS
Doctor :   eg, photophobia, visual disturbances,
Doctor :   classic electric shock like sensory symptoms
Doctor :   sudden and prolonged weakness, lasting for days
User :   No, I have had some randon burning sensations on my body which my doctor thought were anxiety related, but no weakness or vision problems
Doctor :   issues like difficulty swallowing, weakness of ocular muscles etc
Doctor :   In that case you need not be worried about MS
Doctor :   to help your symptoms, you can sleep in a bed surrounded by 3-4 pillows (soft), which support your arms and hands and avoid pressure on them
Doctor :   also adequate rest, and 7-8 hrs of sleep daily will relieve your stress and help
Doctor :   Have u understood my comments ?
User :   Yes, thankyou very much for your help.
Doctor :   have i answered your queries ?
User :   Yes, thankyou
Doctor :   if so, please leave your feedback at the end of the chat, as u log out
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a great day
Doctor :   bye for now
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor