Patient discussion about peripheral

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Q. I am interested in finding info on Peripheral neuropathy and its symptoms. I wonder if I have it.

I have restless leg syndrome discovered via a sleep clinic. A small tingling area developed in my back about 8 years ago. Nothing was disclosed to me about it and it progressed further up the back. I now wake up some nights with what I describe as left shoulder knot that makes left arm tingle and feel numb. Sometimes also goes down through to the left leg. It makes me feel jumpy and have trouble getting back to sleep. I rub Benyln on shoulder and take Tylenol. I eventually fall back to sleep. I do not have a family Dr. as she closed her practice and I must now visit walkin clinics. A stress test was recently done as I was having chest pain. Dr. thinks it's due to my Acid Reflux. HELP!
A1numbness and tingling can be symptoms of 25 possible cases. how i know? i just typed those symptoms in this symptom checker, and this is what i got:

about neuropathy- as i recall (and i could be wrong here), in most cases it's a symptom that something cause. your nervous system usually don't just shut off with no reason.
A2 I encourage you to find a doctor so you are seeing the same one. It gets hard going to walk in's and seeing different doctors.This way he/she would kget to know you and your conditions for treatment.
Good Luck!
A3peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to your peripheral nervesit disrupts your body's ability to communicate with muscle, joints, skin and internal organs.It can lead to numbness, pain and incoordination. Symptoms are defined as numbness, tingling, abnormal sensations or pain in feer. Overtime it spreads to legs and hands, makes it harder to walk(feel like you drag yourself upstairs), lose your balance.

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