Idol_wild 2009-05-15 05:35:39
I was hoping someone might be able to clarify something for me.
Although I’m booked in to see a neuorlogist in a month’s time, I’m
curious as to whether anybody else’s experience resembles mine.
Basically, I’ve been getting episodes where I experience burning
and/or tingling sensations in both of my hands, and certain
‘activities’ seem to trigger the sensations. The first time it
actually felt as if my left hand had burst into flames, and then the
‘fire’ spread to my right hand. The first attack occurred 4 months ago
whilst driving. Subsequent attacks have been less ‘inflammatory’,
although I typically experience burning during the course of the day
for up to 15 seconds at a time. Although the episodes can be quite
painful, I’ve gotten used to letting them pass.
Most troubling, though, is what happened when I recently had a cold.
The coughing seemed to ‘trigger’ minor episodes, and I was subjected
to attacks during the cold. I’m not sure why the one would lead to the
other – the experience was also supplemented by laughing as a trigger.
To be frank, the coughing (and laughing) as inadvertent trigger
concerns me, and suggests that something is obviously amiss – possibly
Can anybody with a brain tumor indicate whether they’ve experienced
similar ‘triggers’ in conjunction with the random epidodes?
Larry 2009-05-15 05:35:47
I am not a doctor nor have I ever had a brain tumor.
But I can tell you that you do not have typical symptoms of a brain
tumor. A growing brain tumor normally causes significant pressure within
the skull, which in turn causes headaches, vomiting, and possibly
seizures. I’m sure there are many other neurological possibilities.
Me 2009-05-15 05:35:50
Could it be just tense muscles?
A few years back I got quite a scare when I started having “woozy” and “wavy”
feeling in my head. Just like walking on a deck of a ship or a mild hangover.
Every day starting in the morning. I went through three doctors until I beleived
them: my neck and shoulder muscles havin been tightening real tense due to
sitting from of a computer! I do bycycling and nature walks a lot but those
muscles just did not get enough exercise. The last doctor sent me to a massage. A
month later I was OK again. The uneasy feeling never came back but I’ve started
excercising my muscles more.
Steph 2009-05-15 05:35:53
You don’t have a brain tumour
Joe233232000 2009-05-15 05:36:15
the burning and tingling sensations sound like some kind of neuropathy
could be caused by many things, including diabetes, a brain tumor is
not the most likely cause
see a doctor/neurologist
Idol_wild 2009-05-15 05:36:33
Thanks for the responses everyone.