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Does Cyclizine cause tingling and paresthesias in upper extremities?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: Ive been given cyclizine 50mg for sickness am currently having pins abd needles in both hands especially when trying to go to sleep am worried it my be my heart am only 23 i have low blood pressure 102/64 normal heart rate i had the all clear 5 years ago from a heart spazam i just wanted to check it wasnt my heart i dont smoke or drink either, thank you
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seek a neurologist, need work up

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking!
Cyclizine does not cause that tingling and paresthesias in upper extremities. The neurovascular structure is getting compressed some where from its origin of cervical vertebrae to any where onwards. it will need some work up to sort it out. SImple nutritional neuropathies and Vitamin b12 deficiency may cause that too and are most likely at the age of 23.Also simple posture troubles like being on one for long or arms around a chair etc or any other which compresses the medial aspects of arm fore arm or palm may also cause the tingling. Your blood pressure is in lower limits of normal but fine.
It is hands some odds for carpal tunnel syndrome can not be ruled out too. Cervical spondylosis, thoracic outlet syndromes, arterial compression, vasospastic conditions like raynaud's disease, etc. If you have any other sleep disorder like sleepwalking (somnambulism), night terrors, confusional arousals, sleep paralysis, sleep starts or hypnic jerks, sleep talking (somniloquy), bruxism, nocturnal leg cramps, and sleep enuresis etc then you ned to be evaluated for parasomnias too.
In nutshell. it is not heart for sure. To me it looks like a nutritional neuropathy or a vitamin b12 deficiency which are both innocuous and nothing to worry about and gets easily managed.Rest assured there is no harm for getting evaluated for other possibilities for other likely odds to be out of the woods.Seek a neurologist and let them take care of you.
I hope it helps.Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.
Regards
S Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (5 hours later)
Thank you for the reply would the pain in my neck have anything to do with it they also get pins and needles when i hold my hands in the air the pain in my neck is on the left side ive still got pins and needles now there comming and going when i move my arm into different positions ? Could be lack of vitamins as with constantley been sick last few days i havent eaten much just fluids
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Very much correlated

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking!
Now that you mention cervical pain/ neck pain. my very first suspicion of cervical spine involvement like spondylosis or spondylitis is more likely now. Raising the sensations with movements all indicate compressive neuropathy. Get to a rheumatologist or an orthopaedist and let them sort out the focus of compressive neuropathy and let them handle it for you.They very much are correlated for sure and needs management. A simple physiotherapy. pain management and some intervention if need be will be the solution. Hang in there. It will resolve.
Meanwhile focus on diet, take vitamin b12 supplements, whether oral or injectable for the prophylaxis. Keep diet good and healthy and balanced and avoid strenuous activities for the exacerbations and seek help.
Take care XXXXXXX
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Does Cyclizine cause tingling and paresthesias in upper extremities?

Brief Answer: Seek a neurologist, need work up Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking! Cyclizine does not cause that tingling and paresthesias in upper extremities. The neurovascular structure is getting compressed some where from its origin of cervical vertebrae to any where onwards. it will need some work up to sort it out. SImple nutritional neuropathies and Vitamin b12 deficiency may cause that too and are most likely at the age of 23.Also simple posture troubles like being on one for long or arms around a chair etc or any other which compresses the medial aspects of arm fore arm or palm may also cause the tingling. Your blood pressure is in lower limits of normal but fine. It is hands some odds for carpal tunnel syndrome can not be ruled out too. Cervical spondylosis, thoracic outlet syndromes, arterial compression, vasospastic conditions like raynaud's disease, etc. If you have any other sleep disorder like sleepwalking (somnambulism), night terrors, confusional arousals, sleep paralysis, sleep starts or hypnic jerks, sleep talking (somniloquy), bruxism, nocturnal leg cramps, and sleep enuresis etc then you ned to be evaluated for parasomnias too. In nutshell. it is not heart for sure. To me it looks like a nutritional neuropathy or a vitamin b12 deficiency which are both innocuous and nothing to worry about and gets easily managed.Rest assured there is no harm for getting evaluated for other possibilities for other likely odds to be out of the woods.Seek a neurologist and let them take care of you. I hope it helps.Take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards S Khan