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Have trigeminal neuralgia. Have ankle pain, knee and hip pain. Pins and needles in limbs. MRI clear. Should I let doctor know?

I have Trigeminal neuralgia and have now developed pain in my ankles particularly when walking after sitting for a while. I also have started to get pain in my left knee and hip sometimes my lower back and buttock! For the past week I have started to get intermittent pins and needles in my left foot and both hands. 12 months ago I had a clear MRI scan . MS has been mentioned as a possibility 12 months ago and now sjiorns syndrome although I do not have dry eyes . I am awaiting a nerve conductive study. The pins and needles are new should I call neurologist up and let him know?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your current symptoms could be most probably related to nerve compression in the neck and lower back. I agree MS could be a possibility. It may be better to repeat the MRI of spine if your nerve conduction studies are normal.

For symptom relief, you may pregabalin or gabapentin capsules.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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