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Topic: Tingling/Buzzing in leg

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Posted on: Apr 19, 2021 04:41PM

VickE wrote:

Anyone had tingling in their leg? I’m not experiencing any pain. It started in January. My primary said it sounded like sciatica and prescribed a steroid pack. It didn’t help so I went to the chiro. The adjustments have helped with the tingling in my upper/outer thigh and calf. But now I feel like it’s moved to my shin, sometimes my knee and only sometimes faintly feel in in my upper thigh. I’m not numb and it doesn’t feel like pins and needles, no sharp pains. It feels like a vibration and it will last a few seconds, on and off, sometimes all day, a few hours or every other day. It’s driving me crazy. I had called my oncology nurse when it started and she was not concerned. The longer it goes on, the more I worry. June will be my ten year cancerversary. I’ve gone through many ups and downs with health anxiety. I will be visiting my primary again tomorrow and thought I’d finally ask you guys if you’ve ever experienced this “buzzing.” I’ve been a long time lurker.

Dx 6/2011, Left, Stage IIB, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Apr 19, 2021 05:49PM wallycat wrote:

Not sure how old you are, but that is one of the most common symptoms posted by women entering menopause. If you've been on antihormonals, that could also be the cause.

And since many of us are getting our covid vaccines, that can also be a side effect.

Best to you.

Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Apr 20, 2021 04:32PM SummerAngel wrote:

I had a similar feeling a few months ago. After looking up possible causes I realized it could be the new calcium supplements I was taking. I cut the amount in half and the tingling went away.

Age at dx: 45. Oncotype, left-side tumor: 9. Right side had multifocal IDC and "extensive" LCIS. Isolated tumor cells in 1 right-side node. Dx 3/27/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 4/27/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 6/1/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 6/1/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 8/28/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/4/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Apr 20, 2021 05:10PM VickE wrote:

Thanks for your responses! I’ve been in menopause the last 10 years, since I had my ovaries removed at 35. The tingling started before I had my Covid vaccine. My PCM ran some labs to check my iron, B12, magnesium and Vit D levels today. I’ll hear back from her later this week. I did start a different calcium supplement around the time it started, so maybe the calcium has something to do with it. She worried me a little bit when she said it could be MS but not likely. If my labs are normal, she will order imaging.

Dx 6/2011, Left, Stage IIB, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Apr 21, 2021 01:52AM Mountainlover wrote:

VickE, I've had that too for a few years. I had brain MRI (all good) and two neurological evaluations over the years. Both were for other symptoms which were then attributed to a cervical hernia, I mentioned this feeling too but it didn't lead to further testing. It is not too bothersome for me now, I got used I think.

Wallycat, I had never heard of the link to menopause very interesting. My hormones started to fluctuate at the same time this feeling started, so maybe that could explain. Calcium could not be the culprit in my case as I was / am not supplementing.

Dx at 47, IDC/DCIS, tubular, multifocal Dx 6/10/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/10/2020, IDC: Tubular, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/14/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 7/24/2020 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/8/2021 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting
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Apr 21, 2021 02:48PM - edited Apr 21, 2021 02:49PM by wallycat

This is the most concise list I've found (though I no longer need it, LOL). #28 talks about that "buzzing"/electric shock feeling/tingling and #33 about the tingling:

https://www.nationalhospital.ae/menopause-all-you-...

Sadly, we aren't allowed to balance our hormones, so whatever symptoms we are having we just need to remind ourselves it is "normal" and not to worry.


Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Apr 21, 2021 02:59PM LivinLife wrote:

Some meds can cause that kind of feeling. Look up akathesia and see if that fits... kind of like electric bones though buzzing could also fit...

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Apr 22, 2021 04:06PM VickE wrote:

I’m still waiting for my lab results. Waiting is making me anxious. After I started visiting the chiro in February, I had a few sharp pains in my middle back. Felt it again 6 weeks later, then 2 weeks later, and the other day I felt it on and off, this time more of a pulsating pain. Feels like it might be a rib. My primary, chiro and onco nurse aren’t concerned about cancer. The oncology nurse said I would feel more of a dull, constant ache if it was a bone met. She thinks it’s nerve related and not connected to the sensations in my leg. The sharp pains are random, nothing specific brings it on, including nighttime vs daytime. I’ve read on these boards that others have felt sharp pains with mets. I’m trying to find comfort in that 3 professionals aren’t worried. Wish I could put my brain on a shelf and take a break from myself.

Dx 6/2011, Left, Stage IIB, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Apr 22, 2021 11:32PM Humblepeace wrote:

VickE- I’m sorry to read that you’re feeling anxious. I totally understand wanting to put your thoughts on hold and pick them up once all the results are done. Waiting is neasy. I pray for a good report for you.

Humblepeace

Dx 3/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 6/10/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy

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