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I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM HEAVY TINGLING/PINS AND NEEDLES

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I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM HEAVY TINGLING/PINS AND NEEDLES FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS IS THIS SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT OR IS IT A NERVE PROBLEM
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Where exactly are you having this tingling/pins and needles sensation?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I mean which part of the body?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

In the right arm

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have neck pain?

Customer:

slightly

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Any other medical problems?

Customer:

arthritis

Dr. Shahzad MD :

On any other medications for anything?

Customer:

only hormone tablets once a week

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This tingling in the arm can also be a problem related to arthritis of the neck bones.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It may be that bone disease of the neck is causing it to press on a nerve.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Causing your symptoms.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So yes a nerve problem is likely.

Customer:

Is there anything I can take to reduce it

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can try taking OTC ibuprofen to see if it helps.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Other prescription medications include pregabalin or gabapentin.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

pregabalin and gabapentin are nerve pain medications.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me

Customer:

yes are these available over the counter

Dr. Shahzad MD :

pregabalin and gabapentin are prescription medications

Dr. Shahzad MD :

ibuprofen is over-the-counter.

Customer:

ok thank you I will ask my doctor,best wishes irene

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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Customer:

goodbye

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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