Nerve sensitivity

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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
It's been awhile since I've been here.  I'm still hanging out in Limboland.  Weird symptoms abound, though right now, I'm doing a bit better (knock wood.)  I have an appointment on Tuesday for neuropsych testing to try to determine what might be causing my cognitive and short-term memory problems.  We'll see how that turns out.
I do have something going on that I wanted to run by ya'll to see if anyone else has experienced it or if I'm just in a class by myself, so to speak.
Almost three years ago, the nerves on the right side of my chin became hypersensitive. They didn't hurt, but whenever I'd run my finger across that area, I could feel a tingling sensation in the nerves that would go beyond where I was touching, like an electrical impulse racing up through the nerves for a few inches. I described the area as "numb", but that wasn't entirely accurate. The nerves were just very sensitive to touch. Now that area and other areas on the right side of my face feel like they're burning. It's very painful, and I take Neurontin for it, which helps a little. And I still have the tingly chin feeling.

March of last year, I started feeling the same tingling sensation up the back of my left leg when I run my hand over that area. My sciatic nerve will tingle all the way down to my foot. I can tell exactly where that nerve is by the tingling sensation. Interestingly enough, my left leg was abnormal on my SSER last year, though the EMG and other tests did not show peripheral neuropathy. I've also had a lot of weakness in that leg and really painful muscle spasms and stiffness.

Just yesterday I noticed that the same thing is happening to the shin of my right leg. I feel that same tingly feeling all the way down the path of the nerve to my toes when that area is touched. Also, lately when I'm sitting in my recliner and I flex my foot, I get electrical zap feelings in my feet and toes on that side.

For awhile now too, whenever someone touches my back, I get tingles all over my back and head.

Again, according to the tests, I don't have peripheral neuropathy. It's just really odd. (And I'm really hoping those areas don't start burning like my chin and face did!)

Has anyone else ever had anything like this?

Lisa ~
Living in Limboland!
I may not know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.

Post Edited (Shashi) : 10/25/2007 6:49:26 PM (GMT-6)

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