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Anyone else get pins and needles really easily?

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PoppyD93x Wed 10-Apr-19 22:45:42

You know when you were at school (a long time a go for some of us) you used to sit on the school hall floor for assembly and got a numb bum and pins and needles in feet.. well i get that all the time now. I know its normal to get it every now and again but if i lie on my arm funny for more than 30 seconds i get pins and needles. Or if im kneeling on my legs I'll get it really easily. I know its normal but surely only if you've been like it for 10-20 minutes not seconds!!

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DustyMaiden Wed 10-Apr-19 22:47:07

I did. It turned out to be a B12 deficiency.

Lozz22 Wed 10-Apr-19 22:57:24

I do but I have hemiplegic migraines so I often wake up in a morning with no feeling or bad pins and needles cursing some part of my body. Pins and needles in your head and tongue are certainly a weird experience too

goose1964 Thu 11-Apr-19 00:22:42

I do but it's nerve damage after a torn rotator cuff.

PickAChew Thu 11-Apr-19 00:29:52

I do. I'm hypermobile and my circulation is pants.

PoppyD93x Thu 11-Apr-19 08:55:30

I have none of these things.. not that i know of anyway. It can be any part of the body that is lent on funny but usually hand or leg. Which is why i dont think its a nerve because it would just be a certain part of the body.

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BlackInk Thu 11-Apr-19 09:02:35

I have this and have B12 deficiency. Even if you are otherwise feeling great I would recommend seeing your GP (not urgently).

IndigoGnome Thu 11-Apr-19 09:04:22

Same here with b12 deficiency and folate deficiency on top of it. Only picked up on a blood test for a different issue. Perhaps arrange a blood test at some point to check your levels?

PoppyD93x Thu 11-Apr-19 12:14:52

I've had a few blood tests recently as i thought i was anemic and also a thyroid blood test. Would it show up in those or is it specific test?

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BlackInk Thu 11-Apr-19 12:19:37

B12 is a separate test, not part of the standard full blood count. Was your iron / ferritin low? Hopefully if you tell your dr about the pins and needles symptom they will test your B12 and folate (folic acid).

PoppyD93x Thu 11-Apr-19 13:54:44

Ferritin was low. Now on ferrous sulphate i think its called. Is folic acid what you're supposed to take whilst pregnant? I was pregnant last year but definetly didnt take the pregnancy vitamins everyday like i should of.

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Justanothernamechange2 Thu 11-Apr-19 14:10:51

This sounds like me too. Im folate deficient and now take folic acid daily. The pins and needles arent as bad anymore

BlackInk Thu 11-Apr-19 14:14:43

B12, folate and iron deficiency are all types of anemia, and are all linked.

Yes, folate is the same as folic acid, which you need to ensure is high enough in pregnancy. Unless your diet is very poor or you have very heavy periods your dr should investigate the cause of anemia.

Are you otherwise well?

PoppyD93x Thu 11-Apr-19 14:57:38

I have really heavy periods and lost a lot of blood during birth. Doctors have said this is the cause for anemia.

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HundredMilesAnHour Thu 11-Apr-19 18:29:53

I get pins and needles in my legs and/or arms really really quickly. It started about 15 years ago (when I was mid-30s). I went to see my GP but they just checked my pulse and said I was fine! But I don't think this is normal. I used to be a rower and occasionally I'd help out another crew by coxing for them. Within 5 mins of being squashed up in the boat, my legs were numb and I literally couldn't get out of the boat without help. None of the other coxes had this issue.

I've had standard blood tests (just as a check-up) but my GP practice has never even mentioned the results, let alone say I'm deficient in something.

Redpostbox Thu 11-Apr-19 18:57:48

Coeliac Disease or Lymes Disease?

TwllBach Thu 11-Apr-19 19:01:59

I get pins and needles in my arms all the time now - never used to happen before DS. I can feel it coming on now and I’m just lying on my back with my arms bent at the elbow at right angles to hold my phone.

Oldmum55 Thu 11-Apr-19 19:03:55

I went through a spell of pins and needles as well as other weird symptoms but it wasn't until I had a clear MRI that I was able to forget all about it.

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