Tingling in arms and legs

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 8/19/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
what is the blood test to check for MS?
 
i just had a bunch of blood work done and have been exhausted and pins and needles in my arms and legs and soemtimes my lip gets numb when i'm sleeping.  only happened twice but weird!
 
my doc just said only thing that came back was b12 deficiency.  he also said though that it is usually only in legs and doesn't come and go.  the neuropathy stays - isn't fleeting. 
 
hmmmm i have read online otherwise.  anyway, i googled pins and needles and am not freaking myself out over MS and other things i've read.  i have health anxiety too.  ha  so reading stuff online is not good for me. 
 
should i be concerned or think it's the b12 deficiency? 

Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/20/2011 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
A b12 deficiency can definitely cause your symptoms. I can only speak for myself. I am numb from mid-shins down. I am also numb on my left hand mostly surrounding my thumb. My numbness does not come and go. It came and stayed. Along with the numbness I also have abnormal sensory sensations. Those get worse or better depending upon various situations. I don't have days in which I feel "normal". My sensory stuff is caused by permanent damage to my spine from MS lesions or scarring.

You are very honest about having health anxiety. That in itself can be a miserable disorder. I hope you are seeking aggressive treatment for that. You sound like you know yourself well. Best of luck. Ask any questions you may have.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Gretchen1
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   Posted 8/20/2011 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh oops!! I didn't specifically answer your question!! There is no single test that indicates MS. It is a long complicated and expensive process. It's even more expensive if are diagnosed!!!!
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

diamondreo90
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   Posted 9/25/2011 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Numbness, cold sensation in my arms with pins and needles.
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