In May of this year, I had an acute onset of tingling in both my legs. Each leg was tingling from the top of the outer pelvis bone, above the hip joint, to the soles of my feet. The tingling was strong and constant, but was not accompanied by any pain or weakness.
I went to the E.R. because my blood pressure was also dangerously high at the time. They gave me something like valium and the blood pressure returned to near normal. (I have had slightly elevated blood pressure for several years, prehypertension.)
By the next morning, the tingling had subsided, but it continued to return now and then, never as severe, and never for as long. The frequency and severity of the tingling continued to decrease, but never completely went away.
I contacted my primary care physician to discuss the issue. She had me start vitamin B12 and had me do a nerve test of my legs. The nerve test (some electro-shock type of test) said everything looked great. She also started me on blood pressure medication, first hydrochlorothiazide, which gave me some mood side effects, then Losartan potassium, which seems to have gotten my BP very near normal.
Over time, I started to experience the same tingling in my hands and my forearms. I also started to notice that all the tingling seemed to be correlated with being in contact with a firm surface. (My hand tingles when I use my computer mouse, the soles of my feet tingle when driving, my legs tingle in bed if one lays across the other, etc.) Generally, if I change position, I can get the tingling to subside or mostly subside.
Over the last couple of days, the tingling in my right hand has increased in frequency and strength.
My primary care physician has been contacted, but she seems unsure what to think. I’m hoping for some other ideas.
SOME MEDICAL HISTORY:
I have the genetic bone condition osteopetrosis (not osteporosis). I wonder about the condition of the ultra-dense bones in my spine, and the spinal cord, but my primary care physician did not seem concerned about this when I mentioned it to her.
I also have metal-on-metal cobalt/chromium hip resurfacing replacements, from 2006. Recent blood tests show cobalt and chromium at very low levels, but not zero.
I am a 46 year old male. 6’0″, 265 pounds. I have had a yearly blood sugar check and it has always been normal. My primary care physician did another blood sugar check (some test that gives the blood sugar average over recent history) and it was normal as well.
Clindamycin – rash. Likely sensitive to gluten, celiac test was “equivocal”. Have been on gluten-free diet for a few years.
Qnasl spray daily, vitamin D, vitamin B12, Losartan potassium
I appreciate any thoughts or help. Thank you!