I was speaking with my neurologist yesterday and he asked me which fingers or parts of my hand I feel tingling in. I stopped and thought and answered that I honestly didn't know. He said it's important that I keep track of this. So tonight I'm sitting here and my fingers start feeling funny and I'm wondering....what am I really feeling??
I equate tingling to what we used to call pins and needles. THat funny feeling you got when your foot fell asleep and then the blood rushed back. But then what is numbness? If I'm numb how do I know it? Is that when my keys drop out of my hand for no reason? Pain I think I understand but then the tingling is painful also.
It is taking so much time and so many doctors to get an answer to my problem. I am beginning to doubt myself. Some days I feel like I am making this all up and to get over it. Then I am late taking a dose of meds and I remember how I felt with nothing.
So tonight I am sitting here wondering if every little sensation in my body means something. I'm wondering if anyone else has gone through this and how they decided if it is a tingle, numbness or pain.
PS There will be a test at the doctors office next week...I think I will probably fail