Tingling legs and "burny" soles???

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    husband has been under the weather for four weeks plus. He has been
    to the Doctors etc. and there is no diagnosis. Basically he is
    tired all the time and has aches etc. The weird symptom however
    is that the bottom of his feet feel "burny"...and it comes and goes. He has "prickly" or "tingly" feelings in the lower part
    of his body, particularly his legs. He's had a bunch of lab
    tests that show nothing. Any ideas?? DDD

    :smile: He made me laugh this morning by telling me "I've
    changed shoes to see if that helps." Wouldn't that be something
    if his shoes were the problem? LOL
     
  2. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Has he seen a neurologist? Sounds neurological.
     
  3. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    First thing I thought of is diabetes? Am I way off here? What about RLS?
     
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    No diabetes indicators. DDD
     
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I had the tingly legs last year. I ended up with MRIs of the neck, the upper, lower and middle back. They were looking for a pinched nerve or a bone spur - but also for MS. Found nothing and it went away.

    Neurologist for sure.
     
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

  7. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I would reccomend a neurologist. It sounds like neuropathy, which is most common in diabetics but you can have non diabetic neuropathy.
     
  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Vitamin B12 deficiency anyone??????? DDD
     
  9. Chele

    Chele New Member

    I have restless legs and my tingling comes mostly at night. I have read some have it during the day. Not so much of burning. I would definately insist in more test, get on the internet too, it always helps me.

    Good luck!!!!!!
     
  10. sameold sameold

    sameold sameold New Member

    I also thought of B12 deficiency, my mom has this and she had tingly burning in her hands, they told her it can also happen in your feet, she now has to have B12 shots monthly and she still has some issues with this.
     
  11. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    My husband has really low b12 and has tingling and burning and restless legs. He has to take b12 every day.

    I was thinking of restless leg syndrome though too. Have they tested his b12 levels?
     
  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    He goes to the Doctor again tomorrow so I am arming him with
    questions and suggestions. LOL! Poor man. He doesn't like wimpy women but sometimes....I'm a bit much.

    Thanks for the feedback. It has been duly noted. His "big"
    birthday present is for him to go to N.C. for a long weekend
    Folk School. It's iffy if he is going to feel like making the
    trip although he has been thrilled about it. Oh well. I'll let
    you all know if we learn anything. DDD
     
  13. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh no! You mean he wont be able to go learn to do the fly fishing stuff???

    That would be catastrophic!
     
  14. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    They did do blood work on my looking for a B12 deficiency now that you mention it.
     
  15. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    It could be some neuro problem that will be hard to pin down. It really stinks. I have had it frequently as part of the fibro. I find that lyrica makes a huge difference for me. I owuld say MRI, check blood levels, and then see what they say. If they can't find a reason, might ask if lyrica would be possible. The recent ad campaign shows someone walking on hot coals or on a cactus, pretty much what your husband is complaining about??

    It is a thought.

    Susie
     
  16. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    He went to the Doctor this morning and she took more blood for
    more tests. I'm surprised he has any more blood in him..lol.
    THEN she had him make an appointment to come back in about ten
    days. Good Grief!

    On the brighter side he left this afternoon so he could "do his
    thing" on the way to Marietta and then to the mountains. I sure
    hope that getting away from here will bring about a big improvement. I told him "go where you want to go when you want
    to go...and when you don't want to go...just stop". I made sure
    he knew I wouldn't be hurt if he ditched the school so maybe
    being free as a bird might help.

    Truth be known???? if he ditches the school I will :hammer:!
    LOL DDD
     
  17. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You have to love the 'next appointment' - I think docs just do it to get more money. I swear. There are so many times where I could just have a 2 minute discussion with a doctor and solve a problem, but nope - have to go back in to the office and pay that copay again!

    I hope husband is up to his adventure!
     
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