Posted 16 May 2008 - 06:56 AM
I finally got to go to the rheumatologist yesterday and he said that there is a SLIGHT chance that that is what my leg and arm tingling is. But he made a point that it's very unlikely. I tried to do a little bit of research for it online, but I'm not finding any specific tests that aside from a nerve biopsy, and urine to check for vitamin deficiency.
Does anyone else have this? What are your symptoms, what triggers them, how often?
Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:51 AM
I was having trouble with balance and numbness in my feet and when I went to a neurologist and he checked me out he thought that I had peripheral neuropathy. My neurologist said that it is quite likely that I would have neuropathy because it goes along with scleroderma and other connective tissue disorders. I had the nerve study done and I was fine. My rheumatologist told me that the burning and tingling can be from the Raynaud's.
Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:10 AM
Barbara aka relicmom1
Posted 16 May 2008 - 07:09 PM
Thanks for the info once again helps a lot.
Posted 17 May 2008 - 12:31 PM
Most of the time it is merely numb, and other times rather painful (especially when trying to get to sleep). Vitamin B6 seems to help, and possibly B12.
I've never heard of a blood test for this condition. I believe it has something to do with damaged nerves, so a chemical (easily told from blood test) basis doesn't look likely. It is quite common among diabetics. It's very true what you say about needing to see where your feet are! I avoid driving cars with clutches because of the difficulty knowing where my feet are (I have an old utilty van, and I have to look down at my feet if I drive it!).
Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:39 AM
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 03:56 AM
I have not been diagnosed with Scleroderma, but my rheumatologist is talkingto me about it. I think I might have peripheral neuropathy. The last three months my arms and hands hurt when I am sleeping. They go completey numb. Sometimes I have to use the arm that is not numb to move it at night. It's like it is dead. It has been waking me up at night and driving me crazy. I had mentioned it to the rheumatologist before, but he never said much about it. I go again on june 4th and I will address it again.
Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:20 AM
I have also experienced this feeling of deadness in my arms at night. I found vitamin B6 (taken with food) to be helpful. Lack of vitamin B12 (pernicious anemia) can also cause neuropathic symptoms.
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