Prickly tingling sensations
I started having these sensations last night but went to sleep after taking two tylenol pms.
I have been fighting anxiety for two weeks now, and I know it is due to the kidney issue I am waiting to get an answer on.
Do any of you have this strange prickly sensation when you are stressed, worried or just anxious?
My hands and feet have been really cold today also.
Last edited by luvpinkpeeps; 02-07-2010 at 05:30 PM.
Reason: the sensations have been on my arms, face, here and there
Familiar! My feet are especially cold, and my toes turn downright purple sometimes. I'm going to ask my rheumy if she thinks that I might have Reynaud's syndrome. I also have neuropathy in my feet and legs. Sometimes my feet are so numb, I can hardly feel them. This makes driving a challenge.
I too get the tingles and I too have anxiety issues...not necessarily at the same time. I used to think I was going crazy but I know now it is definitely Lupus related. I usually get very anxious right before a flare up..it is the precurser..and I don't mean stressed out. I have anxiety out of the blue at times and it has effected my life tremendously..it mounts over time. More fears and phobias. I no longer drive long distances away from home and I haven't flown in a very long time. Panic attaks are the worst..I am sure it contributes to some symptoms because I am never truly "calm". Now that I have this disease, I am more afraid than ever to go far away from home for fear of "what if"...yes it is a crappy way to live.
Tingly picky sensations can also because by blood circulation problems. Low blood pressure and being in the wrong position to sleep. I have a big problem with my arms. if I don't hold them just so the icky picky tingles start and then progress.
i don't know if this is relevant, but maybe it helps.
I get the prickly sensations as well. Hands, feet, and arms. I saw a neurologist and was told it was part of having fibro along with poor circulation. I found out after many tests that I have anti-phospholipid antibody syndome which runs with Lupus. Once I began baby aspirin, it has lessened. It's still there; but I remember I couldn't stand or put weight on my feet due to it and the pain. Have the doctors run any Beta Glycoprotein IGG or IGM tests to check for APS? Not saying you have it and I am not a doctor by any means; merely a suggestion. I went through it for a year until my primary, stumped, said you are going to a hematologist. I go yearly to see if I am aspirin resistant. The other option is neuropathy. I would ask for a referral to a hematologist and neurologist.
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