Sunday, September 04, 2011
My lips lately have been tingling. You know how when your hand or foot falls asleep and that tingling feeling you get when it starts to wake up ... that's what it feels like. My fear was that this was some complication I did not know about. So ... went to MayoClinic.com and typed that in as my symptom and came up with hypoparathyroidism.
According to the MayoClinic, tingling or burning (paresthesias) in your fingertips, toes and lips is a symptom. So is muscle aches or cramps affecting your legs, feet, abdomen or face; twitching or spasms of your muscles, particularly around your mouth, but also in your hands, arms and throat; fatigue or weakness (very tired lately); painful menstruation (past that stage so ...); patchy hair loss (yeah); dry, coarse skin (oh yeah); brittle nails (I have no nails of which to speak); anxiety or nervousness (yes); headaches (migranes actually); depression (yes - figured it was because I was laid off in July tho); mood swings (my family would definitly say yes to this one); and memory problems (I have noticed a lack of concentration but figured it was stress).
One of the complications is heart arrhythmias and fainting, even heart failure. I have fainted quite a fell times since February but again figured it was stress related.
Has anyone ever actually heard of this condition? Any connection to diabetes? I have type 2. The Mayo Clinic suggests (wisely so) seeing the family doctor and getting some blood work done but without health insurance that so is not going to happen!
And the cycle of stress continues ...