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I have painfull arms ,pins and needles,also burning pain in

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i have painfull arms ,pins and needles,also burning pain in one hand .i do have tingle all over down to my toes, hot and cold water is very sensitive to me ;my bone in upper arm is very painful when i try to dress and undress ,i dont sleep well due to the pain .i am type 2 diabetic .and i do have a cholesteatoma ,which i have been told it is growing under my brain ,behind my nose and right eye ,hope you can advice me thanks
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 7 months ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.It will help if you could provide some further information.How long has this been bothering you?Have you had any evaluation for this?Which of these symptoms started first Or did all of the symptoms start at about the same time?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 7 months ago.
I had asked for some further information and have not heard back. Diabetes can cause a problem affecting the nerve, called a peripheral neuropathy, but it typically would not cause symptoms affecting this many parts of the body that all start at about the same time. It typically would affect the feet first, and then progress to affect the rest of the lower extremities and then the upper extremities. If these symptoms started at about the same time, then it would more likely be a spinal condition that is affecting multiple nerves or more of a diffuse neurologic conditions, such as an inflammatory condition. There are limited options that can be tried at home to help with this. Certainly, the paracetamol was fine to try. It also would be reasonable to try an over the counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as naproxen or ibuprofen, which would be more likely to help musculoskeletal conditions, such as spine problems. If it is due to a nerve issue, whether related to the diabetes or not, it may help to use a medicine that suppresses the firing of the nerves, such as gabapentin or pregabalin. If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.

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