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   Posted 8/7/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Have had pins 'n needles in left leg for a couple of years. Question is that now it makes them worse to touch leg. Also now have ants crawling on other formerly good leg. Don't know what's going on. doesn't help to have miserable heat this summer. Anybody out there have pins 'n needles turning to daggers when touched? linda

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   Posted 8/7/2007 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have pins and needles in my feet and legs. Can't stand to wear shoes. Or have anything touching them. Not exactly daggers but uncomfortable. Are you using neurontin or lyrica?
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   Posted 8/8/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
just taking rebif and get ivig drip for ms. seeing neuro tomorrow and will see what he thinks. only podiatric problem i have so far is terrible itching on sole of left foot. gotta love how ms customizes itself for each of us! LOL! linda

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   Posted 8/8/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Linda, I have had MS for 6 yrs now.  My right leg started with the pins and needles feeling pretty much all the time about 6 months after my dx.  Eventually, it just went totally numb which is kind of weird. 

But I do often get the P&N feeling in other parts of my body like my arms, face and left leg.  Sometimes it can get more intense and I cant stand to have anyone touch me or certian types of clothing on like anything rough feeling.  I take lyrica three times a day and it has helped with this feeling quite a bit.


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   Posted 8/8/2007 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you both so much for supportive replies! at times i honestly make myself believe that i am imagining these changes. had terrible time last night sleeping, as my pins 'n needle left inside thigh got terribly itchy, but hurt a lot to scratch it. will demand philly neuro fix it (i bribe him with jersey tomatoes LOL!). it feels very uncomfortable also to wear long pants. just seems certain symptoms are changing and expanding. linda

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   Posted 8/8/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Linda

Good to see u again! Yep, i've had the pins and needles before as well. I'm so sorry u'r having such a bad go of it tho. Do mention it to ur doc at that appt and please let us know what u find out. Many here use meds like neurontin to help with pain and sometimes to 'settle' issues like this. I do hope u get some relief very soon. It can be very difficult to just live with something like this. Take care and don't be such a stranger!
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   Posted 8/8/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have pins and needles in both legs and feet, arms and hands. It is just awful. I hope that you get something for it. The ants crawling thing is another symptom of MS I think, I read it somewhere on one of the MS sites, don't ask me where though cause I can't remember! lol!

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   Posted 8/9/2007 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I don't believe I have MS even though I was sent to a neurologist for it many years ago as they thought I exhibited some signs of it. I always have tingling in my hands and fingers and legs, but I work on a computer daily also. But the main things they felt exhibited possible symptoms of MS involved some of the tests they did. They had me hold my arms out to the side and bring my index finger to my nose one at a time using both arms and as my finger approached my nose it shook every time and also some test they did on the underside of my feet where they took something and scraped it down the length of my foot and all of my toes curled under except my big toe and it went upward. I had a MRI, think they just did one of the brain. Don't remember if they saw any myelin sheaths or lesions or not, it's been so long ago. But the main thing is, I found out Monday night my half sister has MS. She had a MRI on her brain and spine and myelin lesions showed up on both. Is that something that can be hereditary? No one in our side of the family on our mother's side has that? There is diabetes and Alzheimers but that is all. I don't know about my father's side as I am adopted. I noticed someone mentioned shock sensations to the brain in another thread. What do they mean by that? There was another time that I was brushing my hair and my hand quit working and opened and the brush fell to the floor and no matter how I tried to pick it up I could not close my hand back around it. Wondering if that could have been a carpal tunnel problem as I have had that no more. And I think all of this stuff I had done was around 10 years ago if not longer.
What are all the symptoms of MS? Thanks. At Wit's End
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