Abnormal Sensations and Internal Tremors
I was so happy to find this website and read about others who have been experiencing almost the same symptoms as me. But mine differs a bit.
I started noticing the numbness and tingling sensation in January of this year. At the time, my BP was elevated and so I attributed it to that. I went off caffeine, gluten, began eating a DASH diet, lost 10 lbs., and quit my very stressful job and increased my daily exercise. By June, BP was normal again without and has remained that way.
But numbness and tingling (constant) in hands and feet remained. Gradually, I started noticing that when I was at rest, it felt like I was trembling from the inside. It was very slight at first, but has now gradually increased until now I am finding it difficult to sleep. I will feel sleepy but the minute I am still enough to go to sleep, I feel the tremors. Even my tongue feels tingly sometimes, my face will feel numb and tingling and insides feel quivery, ALL THE TIME. The way it differs from others is that it not restricted to one side.
I have an appt. with neuro for the first time in early November. I have eaten extremely well for almost 20 years (organic, lots of leafy greens, chicken and fish, no red meat, lots of veggies, almost no processed foods), I do yoga, lift weights and exercise at least 6 days a week.
My grandmother had Parkinsons Disease. In the spring, I had a complete blood profile and all the numbers were within range and doctor said everything looked good. I had an eye exam to determine if my blood sugar levels had been elevated over a longer period of time since my mother had Type 1 diabetes and died from complications. I am 57 years old, take no meds, have never been on any meds and am very healthy otherwise.
I am curious about the alternative methods mentioned on here including the OTC Cough medicine. At this point, I would love to have something that would help me sleep!
Also, I want to be as prepared as possible when I go to the doc. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. My research seems to keep pointing back to PD, MS, ES, Lymes etc. I have spent a great deal of time outdoors and spend much of the past seven years in the rainforest of Belize.