To those that suffer from abnormal sensation, what helps to relieve the sensations? What have you tried? What has helped or worsened your symptoms?
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@willows …. if i had my life to live over i think i would carry around with me a portable noise meter!!!!
Helen I do hope your tinnitus gives you a break once in awhile. Mine was caused by loud music on one evening. I was with friends and we were there for a few hours. It damaged my ears and constant tinnitus has been with me ever since. If only people realized the damage sustained to their hearing by loud noise!
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Thank you Willows for the kind thought. We take our ears and hearing for granted until something changes. I had an MRI yesterday and I had been nervous thinking it might make my tinnitus worse and unfortunately it did, not to a large degree but it is definitely louder. But, I still consider myself blessed because my husband has had to wear hearing aids for the past 3 yrs. and so has my twin sister for 10 yrs. Hearing problems are stressful for them, often they can’t hear well all the time even with aids. Helen
Amen to that.
Hi Helenncola, I was just wondering whether you were given hearing protection for your MRI? I also was scheduled for one and they gave me a headset to protect but once inside the machine I became nervous and called a halt. Should have worn ear plugs in addition to the head set they provided but I didn’t think to bring any.
Hi guys it's been a while so I though I 'd give some info. I saw the neurologist he poked me about 15 times in various places I felt them all. Then he scheduled an EMG in June. I found out I have three pinched nerves. One in the back, one, in left shoulder, & one in wrist, I also found out that I have carpal tunnel and I might need surgery so I have been wearing a brace. Where the carpal is is where I have a pinched nerve in the wrist. It's not over yet lol. I ALSO found out that I have neuropathy in both feet. I have been sleeping on my stomach and on my right side. He prescribed Gabapentin three times a day, and my primary care prescribed Trazodone for sleep. I still get them but it's a lot better. I can actually sleep EIGHT hours now.
Is anyone suffering the pins and needles and pain in the feet which is continuous. Gapapentin is not working and the dosage is 1800mg per day. It is a most dreadful thing to have as it prevents me from leading a normal life. It's been two and half years now. You can't get used to it.
Hello @fisbo. I am sure this has been very trying on you, physically and otherwise, as you alluded to.
You will notice that I have moved your post into an existing discussion on paresthesia, based on the neuropathy symptoms you shared. I did this to allow you to connect with members who can relate. You can find your post here:
– Paresthesia, abnormal sensations:
I would like to bring in members @beth11 @lorirenee1 and @rwinney who may be able to share more about their experiences that relate to what you are going through.
What you've described sounds like paresthesia. Have you heard of this before?
Yes I have but thought it was peripheral neuropathy. Anyway if that's what it is then I will mention it to neurology when I see them…thank you
Paresthesia is a symptom of Neuropathy, so definitely worth mentioning to your Neurologist. I get it often in both lower legs and lower arms,. my arms/hands often most affected in sleep. I wake up thinking I’ve had a stroke, and it takes a couple of minutes to shake and massage it off to where I can move the arm and fingers. I get similar type weakness in legs too, sometimes no rhyme or reason to what provoked it, I try to be careful how I position my arms during sleep so as not to pinch nerves or cut off circulation. The article Ananda posted is a good read.
Do you have intense pain along with the pins and needles ?
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