This is Dr. David
how long has this been going on?
you could have a pinched median nerve from carpel tunnel syndrome
or low potassium or magnesium levels in your blood stream.
do you have a history of excessive anxiety possibly?
for about 6 weeks. I also wake up in the night and my arms are "asleep".
you most likely are sleeping on your forarms at night time.
and this can irritate the nerves
and cause this pins and needles in your forefingers and middle ifnger.
are you resting your head on your forearms when you sleep?
no I sleep on my side and its usually the arm I aren't lying on! also my arms sometimes feel weak
sounds like you need to consult with a neurologist
and get checked for possible carpel tunnel syndrome
or pinched median nerve in your elbow or forearm which could be causing these symptoms
and you need blood testing to check for low potassium and low magnesium levels.
do you have a GP doctor you can see?
my doctor has done blood tests and these are ok. he has suggested a trapped nerve but I don't get any pain
make sure they tested for magnesium level
that is not routinely tested for.
a trapped nerve doesn't always cause pain
it can cause twitching and pins and needles as well.
I am worried in case it is ms or parkinsons.
well you would need to see a neurologist for more testing to check on those possible diagnosis.
those would be unlikely
but not zero percent chance.
does this make sense?
are you willing to see a neurologist?
or ask your GP doctor to refer you to a neurologist?
yes I will ask to refer. thank you
you are welcome
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