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ⓘ Paresthesia is a feeling of tingling, prickling, or numbness with no permanent effects. It is commonly called pins and needles. This feeling may last a short wh ..




                                     

ⓘ Paresthesia

Paresthesia is a feeling of tingling, prickling, or numbness with no permanent effects. It is commonly called "pins and needles". This feeling may last a short while, or may be more long-lasting. A long-term effect means there is something wrong with neurons in the body.

An example of this can be felt when sitting cross-legged for a long time and your foot "falls asleep". The tingling feeling you get when you move is paresthesia.

                                     

1. Causes

Paresthesia has many known causes, including the following:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Withdrawal from certain SSRIs, such as paroxetine
  • Dehydration
  • Ingestion of Beta-alanine
  • Vitamin B5 deficiency
  • Alcoholism
  • Obdormition
  • Nitrous Oxide, long term exposure
  • Anxiety and/or Panic Disorder
  • Immune deficiency, such as Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy CIDP
  • Anticonvulsant drugs such as topiramate, sultiame, and acetazolamide
  • Hyperventilation
  • Fabry disease
  • Radiation poisoning
  • Heavy metals
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome GBS
  • Lomotil
  • Low blood-sugar Hypoglycaemia
  • Lidocaine poisoning
  • Decompression sickness
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
                                     
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