• linda linda
    July 15, 2009
    Tingling and numbness in hands and feet always mean diabetes?
    linda linda
    July 15, 2009

    For the past six months I've had feelings of tingling and numbness at the bottom of my feet and in my hands and arms. It has become painful at night when I am resting, as the cold or hot sensations sort of go up and down my arm until they reach the wrist or elbow. Any answer would be helpful.



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  • coffdogg2003 July 15, 2009
    July 15, 2009

    hi linda i am not a doctor but thought i could give you a couple guesses that you could take to your doctor and have him look more deeply into. It sounds to me like this could be blood clots ( i have them in my legs with the symptoms you describe)and i dont know your age but i was 21 when i got the diagnoses so don't let that discourage you or your doctor from looking at this possibilty or it could be diabetes, my mother in law had those symptoms and thats what caused her to go to her dr. and find out she had it. Hopefully these help you to take some kind of direction in finding out whats going on ! GOOD LUCK and hope you find a answer soon.

  • Renee Culver July 01, 2014
    Renee Culver
    July 01, 2014

    Hi there. There are several things that could be causing your tingling pain. As someone mentioned, diabetic neuropathy can cause tingling and numbness, and so can gout. If you notice the feeling more when you’re laying down it could be caused by a compressed nerve. Many things that cause this uncomfortable feeling are temporary, but if your symptoms continue you should definitely see a doctor so she or he can rule out diabetes, infections, or systemic diseases. Best of luck in your treatment!

    Here are some other links that might be useful:

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

    Neuralgia – An Overview

    What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?


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