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Hi. I am hospitalised with pins and needles starting from my

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Hi. I am hospitalised with pins and needles starting from my arm and numbness into my neck and face. I feel tired for months and legs get very tired and ache even with minimum work. Memory loss and a little dizziness. Hands and feet get cold and sometimes im cold when others are not. Plz help . Tommorrow im going for MRI scan. I think i have Thyroid disfunction.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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how old are you?

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male or female?

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I am glad you are getting an MRI scan tomorrow. I assume this is of your brain.

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you should get thyroid hormone testing and checking of your TSH level which is thyroid stimulating hormone level.

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you should also get magnesium levels checked.

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do you have symptoms of excessive anxiety or panic attacks?

Customer: Yes feel anxious and depressed and irritable
Dr. David :

I'm sorry you feel this way.

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patients who have excessive anxiety disorder can sometimes have symptoms of fatigue and memory loss and dizziness.

Customer: 41 and female and feel dizzy too
Dr. David :

I hope the testing will help

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talk to your doctors about TSH levels and Magnesium levels.

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I hope the testing gets some information.

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have you had excess anxiety symptoms for a long time?

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have you ever had to take medications for anxiety?

Customer: Memory loss abt a year and i thought it was due to stress
Customer: No never taken meds for anxiety
Dr. David :

I see.

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good luck to you with the testing

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do you have any other questions for me?

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hold hands and feet can be from poor circulation

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or sometimes raynauld's syndrome

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so you can ask your doctors about raynauld's sndrome

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which can cause blue fingers and cold fingers and hands feet.

Customer: Are pins and needles and numbness a sympton for thyroid
Dr. David :

for extreme thyroid dysfunction, sometimes these can happen.

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if you have very very low or very very high thyroid levels.

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also can happen with very very low magnesium levels.

Customer: They said i could hae carpal tunnel syndrome which i think is a sympton for thyroid disfunction too
Dr. David :

carpel tunnel comes from inflammation of the wrist,

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which can come from excessive use of the computer and typing.

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and this inflammation in the wrist compartment can put pressure on the ulner and median nerves which travel into the hand

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and this can cause pain in the wrist

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and numbness and weakness and pain in your hands and fingers.

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hello?

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Customer: Ok thankyou so much
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