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Looking for more advice on symptoms I’m experiencing that

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Looking for more advice on symptoms I’m experiencing that google indicates towards MS.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 12 days ago.

Hello, my name is***** I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience and I am happy to work with you on this.

What are your symptoms?

How long have you been having them?

Have you seen a doctor for this?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hi I’ve been having them on and off for a few months now and have seen a dr about it. They took my bloods and all came back normal but said they don’t know why it’s happening but aren’t concerned.My symptoms are -- tingling in face, right hand and right foot even sometimes right side of leg.
- Daily headaches
- My finger tips and toes experience pins and needles sensations from time to time even when walking about
- Eye twitches and muscle twitches that last a couple of days then reappear a week or so later
- Eyes that seem blurry but clear when blinking a few timesAnd for the last 2 days now I’ve had this feeling that I’m itchy but it’s underneath the skin and inside my head, it doesn’t matter if I scratch it doesn’t satisfy the itch!
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 12 days ago.

These are not presenting symptoms of MS.

MS would cause various other symptoms besides this.

It is your health anxiety about MS that has made you think of this.

Such abnormal sensations in various parts of the body are called Paresthesias.
The different types of abnormal sensations that are experienced include crawling, tingling, pricking, shooting, burning or numbness. You are having tingling sensation. They may occur in a patch of skin or over a whole limb. Although more common n the limbs, they can occur on a patch of skin anywhere in the body including the face, thorax, etc.

Paresthesias occur due to a sensation in the nerves. This can occur due to electrolyte imbalance, diabetes, thyroid disorders, stress, anxiety, aging, etc. For you the most likely cause is stress and anxiety. There could also be some associated electrolyte imbalance.

There are various ways to treat Paresthesias. You should take the following steps at home:

Have a lot of electrolyte fluids like Gatorade.

Vitamin supplements: take Vitamin B and Vitamin E supplements which are available at all pharmacies.

Avoid smoking, cut down on alcohol, cut down on caffeine

High fiber diet -vegetables, fruits, non processed meat and fish - be sure to take nutritious diet

Avoid fatty fried foods

Maintaining regular bowel movements at fixed time

Regular hours of sleep

Regular exercise - take 30 minutes of walk 5 times a week.

Treating stress and depression: if you are having any stress and depression you should discuss this with your doctor. See your Family Physician / Primary care physician and ask about stress/depression which can set off this health anxiety. Anti anxiety medicines will benefit you greatly - ask for them.You can also ask for a salivary stress test which will determine the cortisol levels which can determine your level of stress. Such stress tests can also be done as a home test - look it up.

If these steps do not help, you need to consult your doctor for this if your symptoms persist. Medicines like Gabapentin and Lyrica are given for this, discuss this with your doctor.

But generally these steps are sufficient in most cases.

Hope I have been able to clarify the situation for you and helped in resolving your query.

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Thank you and I wish you the best of health - stay safe!

Dr. P. Jyoti