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New to MS question (Tingling hands)

Postby juice416 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:10 pm

I have had a few early symptoms of MS ( Vertigo/Cognitive problems) in the past 6 months or so and am still in the process of a diagnosis. I am curious if anyone else has had tingling in the hands that only lasted about 10 or 12 hours and then went away? It started in my right hand and moved up about halfway up my forearm. I don't know if this is relevant or not but would like to know if anyone else's tingling/numbness started this way.

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Re: New to MS question (Tingling hands)

Postby Anonymoose » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:24 pm

Hi juice,

No. I've never experienced a hand/arm tingling and numbness pattern like that. You might want to look into thoracic outlet syndrome as a possible cause for that particular symptom. I sometimes wake to TOS related extra hand numbness that quickly subsides when I get up. I think it could last longer though. Do you sleep on your side?
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Re: New to MS question (Tingling hands)

Postby NHE » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:13 pm

Eight years before my diagnosis my first symptoms were numbness that started in my shoulder and then moved down my arm into my thumb and forefinger. This lasted about a month or so and then went away.

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Re: New to MS question (Tingling hands)

Postby ljelome » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:17 pm

Hi! nice to know u.

My earliest symptom was tingling on my legs and arms, firstly on one side of the body then it changed side and the symptoms would come and go everyday, then after a few months it stayed permanently, even it spreaded to my back and my front body. It happened 2,5 yrs before i got diagnosed with MS.

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Re: New to MS question (Tingling hands)

Postby mrbarlow » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:43 am

Mine started with tingling in both feet several months prior to acute attack of optic neuritis
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Re: New to MS question (Tingling hands)

Postby andreagwolford » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:57 am

Not an MS patient but being working on MS blog for months, so i'm kinda aware of the know-hows of it. Here's what i can tell you about this problem; Tingling and numbness both very common sx of MS aka as Parasthesia. If it happens as part of a MS relapse, it may or may not resolve completely. However, if your doctor uses high-dose corticosteroids (Solu-Medrol) to reduce your relapse duration and severity, these may bring lasting relief from the numbness and tingling, as well.For that, you can try mini meditation - try closing your eyes and just allow your thoughts to drift for a little while -– as little as 5 minutes can be helpful. Furthermore, there are a couple of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches that have helped some people with their paresthesias; Biofeedback is said by some people to really help MS sensory symptoms, acupuncture helps. Also low levels of vitamin B12, a deficiency that is more common in people with MS, could cause similar symptoms. You may want to look into getting this level checked, just to be sure. You can also try a Dietary Approach. Paleo diet seems to work with most MSers. Hope this helps! God Bless :)

Re: New to MS question (Tingling hands)

Postby trisca » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:12 am

My earliest symptom was tingling in my legs. It was weird, I could feel the tingling 'travelling' from my feet to my hips and then back down again, it probably lasted 1--15 minutes. Then a few months later I had tingling in my arm, I think just the right, that was in my hand and went a bit up (but not all the way), I don't remember how long it lasted now, maybe a day?
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