Progress Update: A New Symptom…

So just as I was talking about doing so much better a new symptom has come up… Paresthesia, or, the feeling of pins and needles. It started yesterday evening in the tips of my fingers on my left hand and in my toes on both feet, just a minor sensation much like when a limb falls asleep, no big deal right?


At first I thought it might have been nothing, just a result of sitting down all day typing. By the end of the night my whole left-hand was tingling and the bottom of my feet as well… When I woke up this morning I was literally shocked to realize that I now had the sensation from my waist down and in my entire left hand, it is very unpleasant!

Think about the last time your leg fell asleep, it gets all tingly and feels weird when you touch it right? Well that’s how both my legs feel right now, even touching my legs with my hands feels uncomfortable, sometimes almost painful. This came out of nowhere! Literally within 24 hours I went from almost no symptoms to pins and needles everywhere!

 I’m not sure what triggered this, I have been somewhat stressed lately, I’ve had a lot on my mind, and it’s been kind of warm lately, but not too bad. In my opinion I would say this is mostly a result of emotional stress and partially a result of the physical stress I put my body through when I went riding in the desert the other day. It was a great workout, I am sore from head to toe and I think all that muscle tension might have contributed to my body’s overall stress levels.

At this point I am just trying to relax and let my body rest… I am also taking cold showers/ baths in hopes that the temperature will help reduce inflammation although I highly doubt it will medically help much, but it does help me relax and I think that’s what’s important, the reduction of stress!

I really hope this goes away soon and is nothing more than a minor flareup, like I said, it is very unpleasant and annoying! I will keep you posted, thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “Progress Update: A New Symptom…

  • November 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Could be a relapse (how I hate this word "relapse" grrrrrrr). I hope it will stop soon. BTW the riding on the quad was cool but don't push yourself too much šŸ™‚

  • November 21, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I hope not… I just got over the worst of my last exacerbation, what the heck! Plus this is the worst timing considering it's the holidays and I am trying to get my photography career going, so frustrated! As long s it doesn't get worse because I was still able to do a shoot today so we will see….


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