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i have been getting pins and needles in my hands which my GP

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i have been getting pins and needles in my hands which my GP has diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. I also have been experiencing restless leg syndrome most nights and even during the day aswell as a burning sensation on my skin. could they be related and if so should i be revisiting my doctor?
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Well, both of these are different conditions, which are caused by different factors.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs as a result of compression of the median nerve. It usually starts with numbness or tingling in your thumb, index and middle fingers that comes and goes to wrist and hand.

Restless legs syndrome is a condition, in which there is no known cause. In atleast half the people this runs in families.

It may sometimes accompanies other conditions, like-
-Peripheral neuropathy.
-Iron deficiency
-Kidney failure

The line of treatment for Restless legs syndrome is-

-Ropinirole (Requip) and Pramipexole (Mirapex), these are FDA approved drugs.
-Gabapentin (Neurontin) and gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant)are also useful.
-Narcotic medications like codeine, oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone) can be prescribed.
-Muscle relaxants and sleep medications can also be prescribed.

A thorough clinical evaluation is necessary for diagnosis.

I would recommend that you visit your primary doctor for evaluation and get it managed.

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