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Icy Hot Sensation

About a week ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with both arms fingers to shoulders completely numb. I was able to get the feeling back after flopping around like a seal for few minutes and went back to sleep. The next day, there was a band of what I can only describe as an Icy Hot sensation from one bicep, across my chest, then down my other bicep and ended at the elbow. That continued for a day or two, then decided to mix things up a bit and the icy hot moved to my lower lip, right cheek, right side of the back of my head, down my neck and right side of my back. That lasted for a few days, with tongue numbness and trouble swallowing one day in the middle of it all... it has been fading, and yesterday the icy hot turned into a burning (like fires of hell) sensation that lasted for about an hour, and that happened twice. Now the icy hot sensation is almost gone, it is very faint, flares up for an hour or two and then fades again...but I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this before? Also, I have 24/7 bilateral numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, does that ever go away? Drives me crazy!

I am on week 4 of the numbness and tingling in both hands and feet. My feet are much worse than my hands. The icy-hot sensation lasted about 4-5 days and now it comes and goes. I also have fatigue, weakness, and stiffness in my back and legs. I have two small children, so there is no time to rest, so I am dragging myself throughout the day. I have had blood tests and all are normal and an EMG which just showed no peripheral nerve damage in hands or legs with the exception of carpal tunnel, which I already knew because it started when I was pregnant 6 years ago and the sensations I have now are not the same sensations as carpal tunnel. I only take levothyroxine for thyroid issues which is in normal range now according to my blood test, and omeprazole and flovent every other day for EoE. I was tested for diabetes, lyme and B12 deficiency, and multiple other things, all tests came back normal. And of course, the symptoms above are just the tip of the iceburg, but those are consistent. My MRI of my brain & cervical spine w&w/o contrast is Thursday. My aunt is a doctor but lives about 2k miles away, she thinks it is a strong possibility that I have MS.


Hi @Pisces95 and welcome. Yes, all these symptoms could be MS, but they also present in a wide range of other conditions too. This is the reason why a diagnosis isn't rushed, other things have to be eliminated first. You're in the right hands, with an MRI scheduled. This will provide your Neuro with a lot more information. In the meantime, be kind to yourself. Anxiety and stress will make any condition worse. So, you need to try and stop worrying - I know this is easier said than done, but you don't want to spend your entire life worrying about things that may never happen. So, chill out with your family and let matters progress, Hopefully, that will quieten these sensory symptoms down a bit.