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04/09/2012 08:23 PM

i have pain and numbing in my toes and hands

amor40
 
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Hello i'm new here, hoping i can get some advice.Both of my hands go numb with alot of pain, now my toes have started going numb with pain. I have had B-12 shots before, the way i found out i was B-12 deficient, was my tounge,nose and lips were numb. But this is worring me, I had my B-12 checked, it is fine now.Some nights i can't sleep due to my hands and my toes only hurt when i'm on my feet.

Just hoping someone can tell me what kind of doctor to go to. Thank You!

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04/09/2012 09:10 PM
revvanbus
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Welcome to the group, Amor40. It sounds like you might have a neuropathy (caused by nerve damage). Though RSD has a few symptoms of neuropathy, it sounds to me like you may well not have RSD/CR)PS. I hope you do not have it. RSD/CRPS has many other symptoms that you you don't have now. And it is surely not a disease you want to have.

I would go to your regular doctor, describe your symptoms and see if he/she will test you for diabetes, the most common cause of neuropathy. If that is not the cause, the doctor will likely send you to a neurologist who would be more likely to be able to diagnose the cause of neuropathy.

Sending a hug and prayers for quick diagnosis and and relief from your pain.


04/09/2012 09:13 PM
maddiesgram
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Hi Amor40,

Have you seen any kind of doctor yet about this? I think you need to go to you regular family doctor or internal medicine doctor who will be able to figure out if you need any kind of specialist. You will probably have blood tests done and be checked for diabetes or other things. This does not sound like RSD from just what you have told us. Did you have any kind of injury before this begain? Don't worry but do get in to see your doctor. You don't want to risk any kind of damage in case something is wrong. I wish you the best!

gail


04/10/2012 12:56 PM
cfthb
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Hi there amor40 -

With the exception of some pain and numbing, you don't sound like an RSD/CRPS patient to me at all. Vitamin D deficiency is known to cause muscle aches, muscle weakness, and bone pain at any age, and it's not the type of syndrome where you take vit. D for a few weeks and everything's fine.

I'd suggest just seeing your primary care doc, and if that doesn't take care of things, try an endocrinologist.

Good luck!

Howard

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