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Pins and needles feeling in my hands

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 20, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Any idea what it could be. I just started feeling it 2 days a ago, but I had felt it before, years back.

F55be68a03e578c64c526004505daae2

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on March 06, 2012
at 05:44 PM

I have it too. I'm 99% certain I have hypothyroidism issues. Maybe due to iodine deficiency on the paleo diet. I have brittle hair, low libido, easily stressed, dry puffy skin, get easily constipated, I don't sleep well at all, ... I'm doooooomed.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on March 03, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Iodine deficiency is totally possible. I have this problem right now and my diet is very low in iodine... Just ordered some liquid iodine, but in the meantime I'll eat my share of halibut again.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 20, 2011
at 11:02 PM

well, its most likely just repetitive stress injury or something. these little quirks of out bodies are usually just that, but of course the risk that it could be something more urgent is big enough that it warrants a checkup, IMHO.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on March 20, 2011
at 10:14 PM

Thanks. I never thought these symptoms were so serious. I have had them on and off for years now, but I was always curious as to what caused them.

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on March 20, 2011
at 09:18 PM

I was under the impression that some level of B-12 deficiency is fairly widespread, whether eating paleo or not. A damaged gut can cause absorption problems.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 20, 2011
at 08:36 PM

Magnesium once in a while, but that's it.

7df8f3cc7f1475c3ecbbd4a4feb87d04

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on March 20, 2011
at 08:08 PM

There must be a free clinic around as well, at least, I'd think, within a 50 mile radius. Unless you live in v. rural area, in which case you'd have the option Dr. K suggests.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on March 20, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Funny because all I have eaten all week has been cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and bok choy. Maybe this is what is causing my symptoms.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 20, 2011
at 07:33 PM

possible.....Iron, in addition to iodine, selenium and zinc, are essential for normal thyroid hormone metabolism. Broccoli is loaded with indole 3 carbinol and sulpharanes. They have huge effects on DNA methylation and Histone acetylation and why they are so good against cancer and good for longevity.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Tim you need to read my question on the ACCORD trial.......very very important landmark study for any type two person.

5f0158c23fcb5636e57b4ce097784da0

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on March 20, 2011
at 05:50 PM

do u take any supplements or drugs besides calcium?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 20, 2011
at 05:42 PM

That is due to peripheral neuropathy. And that means you were diabetic a lot longer than you thought. I bet your HbAIc was off the chain too. That proves how long you been glycosalayting too.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 05:41 PM

it can......but B depletion usually causes vibration sense changes and a macrocytic anemia......

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 20, 2011
at 05:40 PM

it does not matter if youdont have insurance. You got the ER and tell them you have new onset numbness in your arms since you just began working out and you also have notice some weakness.....especially when you move your neck.......they have to treat you for free. Its called EMTALA. There is my PSA for the day. Get it checked. This doctors order.....not a suggestion! Good Luck

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on March 20, 2011
at 04:37 PM

Thanks but I find it hard to believe I would be low in B vitamins. Maybe some sort of absorption problem?

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

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on March 20, 2011
at 04:02 PM

I don;t have health insurance sadly. Coincidentally, it started when I ran out of coconut oil and started consuming lots of butter. I also began supplementing 200mg of calcium.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 20, 2011
at 08:40 PM

im not trying to freak you out, and im not at all implying that what is going on with you is what was going on with me, but thats exactly the first symptom that got me on a path that ended with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. it started in my fingertips, and for about a week i thought i had a pinched nerve. but it kept spreading and getting worse until my hands and chest were totally numb and i had numbness and tingling going up my arms. finally my husband forced me to call my PCP. because of the length of time from the onset of sx, i was seen the next day. a simple, inexpensive blood test showed that my CRP was about 50 mg/L.

im just saying that those sx could be nothing, or could be everything and deserve to be checked out. you dont have to immediately go in for a T3 MRI, but i think that it would be worth your $$ to ask your PCP for a bit of bloodwork.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 20, 2011
at 10:14 PM

Thanks. I never thought these symptoms were so serious. I have had them on and off for years now, but I was always curious as to what caused them.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 20, 2011
at 11:02 PM

well, its most likely just repetitive stress injury or something. these little quirks of out bodies are usually just that, but of course the risk that it could be something more urgent is big enough that it warrants a checkup, IMHO.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 03:47 PM

you need to see somebody about it.....dont blow it off. Could be simple like a metabolic issue with Na Ca or Mg but, could be a moderate issue like Carpal tunnel syndrome or signs of hyperinsulemia.....or it could be cervical myelopathy from cord compression. Never mess around with this symptom. Get it evaluated son.

7df8f3cc7f1475c3ecbbd4a4feb87d04

(514)

on March 20, 2011
at 08:08 PM

There must be a free clinic around as well, at least, I'd think, within a 50 mile radius. Unless you live in v. rural area, in which case you'd have the option Dr. K suggests.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 20, 2011
at 04:02 PM

I don;t have health insurance sadly. Coincidentally, it started when I ran out of coconut oil and started consuming lots of butter. I also began supplementing 200mg of calcium.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 05:40 PM

it does not matter if youdont have insurance. You got the ER and tell them you have new onset numbness in your arms since you just began working out and you also have notice some weakness.....especially when you move your neck.......they have to treat you for free. Its called EMTALA. There is my PSA for the day. Get it checked. This doctors order.....not a suggestion! Good Luck

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B485f0cf678c0b420941e883adfea28d

on March 20, 2011
at 06:15 PM

I got this same feeling after eating too many raw, cruciferous vegetables. My theory was that the goitrogens were causing an iodine deficiency. Once I switched to cooked veggies instead of raw, the feelings went away.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 20, 2011
at 07:41 PM

Funny because all I have eaten all week has been cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and bok choy. Maybe this is what is causing my symptoms.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 07:33 PM

possible.....Iron, in addition to iodine, selenium and zinc, are essential for normal thyroid hormone metabolism. Broccoli is loaded with indole 3 carbinol and sulpharanes. They have huge effects on DNA methylation and Histone acetylation and why they are so good against cancer and good for longevity.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 03, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Iodine deficiency is totally possible. I have this problem right now and my diet is very low in iodine... Just ordered some liquid iodine, but in the meantime I'll eat my share of halibut again.

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3ccab807e2b8bb1d050c3584d9c1dd12

(487)

on March 20, 2011
at 05:37 PM

The first time I ever had this feeling I found out I was a type 2 diabetic...

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Tim you need to read my question on the ACCORD trial.......very very important landmark study for any type two person.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 05:42 PM

That is due to peripheral neuropathy. And that means you were diabetic a lot longer than you thought. I bet your HbAIc was off the chain too. That proves how long you been glycosalayting too.

1
C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on March 20, 2011
at 04:13 PM

B vitamin deficiency can cause tingling in hands. I had this when on oral contraceptives which deplete body of b vitamins.

0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on March 20, 2011
at 04:37 PM

Thanks but I find it hard to believe I would be low in B vitamins. Maybe some sort of absorption problem?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on March 20, 2011
at 05:41 PM

it can......but B depletion usually causes vibration sense changes and a macrocytic anemia......

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on March 20, 2011
at 09:18 PM

I was under the impression that some level of B-12 deficiency is fairly widespread, whether eating paleo or not. A damaged gut can cause absorption problems.

1
4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

(4359)

on March 20, 2011
at 03:49 PM

Could be a repetitive stress injury. These injuries are often part psycogenic but, if you think this could be your problem, it's worth laying off for a bit (e.g., limit typing, blackberry use, etc). If it doesn't get better, you should a doctor -- neurologist or other relevant specialist.

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0688a2e8d6cd10d18aa009f4c43c48d1

on November 18, 2012
at 07:59 PM

i have pins niddles pen in my hand what mean is

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F55be68a03e578c64c526004505daae2

(85)

on March 06, 2012
at 05:39 PM

It's called Paresthesia.There are lots of possible causes, I think you might have hypocalcaemia due to magnesium supplementation but not vitamin D supplementation.

There are tons of possible causes, you can look at the wikipedia article. Hypocalcaemia is, for some weird reason, not on the list, but Paresthesia is mentioned as a symptom in the wikipedia article about hypocalcaemia.

F55be68a03e578c64c526004505daae2

(85)

on March 06, 2012
at 05:44 PM

I have it too. I'm 99% certain I have hypothyroidism issues. Maybe due to iodine deficiency on the paleo diet. I have brittle hair, low libido, easily stressed, dry puffy skin, get easily constipated, I don't sleep well at all, ... I'm doooooomed.

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on May 16, 2011
at 01:59 AM

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