Do you Have Stinging, Burning Sensations?

I have an intense, stinging, burning, momentary flash-sensation (all at one time) from head to toe, every morning as soon as I awake, and most every night when I lay down. It is very, very uncomfortable. It feels like a buildup of chemicals inside, that is instantly released all over, at the same time. I also have the "pins and needles" sensation all over (and especially my scalp) when I get hot. It is so intense that I can't stand it. I can not tolerate heat. I also experience constant body temperature dysregulation. (I began menopause 7 years ago.) The bottom of both feet also often burn. I can not tolerate loud noises, and anything that quickly startles me makes my limbs and body begin to jerk and my speech become mechanical and slurred, and often unable to speak or walk. I can not bear to be startled. I also have several times every day a "rush" in my head when I stand up. It feels like the blood is quickly draining from my head, causing significant brain fog, and inability to walk and talk. It last 2-3 minutes, but happens 10 - 15 times per day, at least. I agree that the doctors do not have a clue what they are talking about, nor do they want the responsibility of treating these type of symptoms. However, I have come to the conclusion that these symptoms are a result of neurological damage. I did not have any of these symptoms until I was prescribed Methyldopa for my severe blood pressure. When I told the doctor that prescribed the medication, that all 4 of my limbs are ballistically (violently) jerking simultaneously for many hours nonstop, only after I began taking this medicine, his precise words were "you need to find another doctor". He never saw me again..The doctors I've seen since then, do not have a clue about this, and frankly they don't care. Yes, they really don't care. I've started taking vitamins. I've noticed that adequate sleep at night helps, but does not make the symptoms go away. Adequate sleep at night only helps me feel somewhat stronger, so I can deal with the symptoms the next day. By the end of the day, I'm so tired and weak that my symptoms are much worse. I feel on the edge of falling apart again, physically and emotionally. (I am a highly educated, working professional. I am not mentally unstable.) Again, it seems to me that my symptoms are from neurological damage, and they began after I started taking Methyldopa, for my blood pressure. Of course, the doctor wants no responsibility and I'm left with no recourse and a lot of symptoms to struggle with each day...

If you have any of these symptoms, will you please reply? Thanks so much.

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  • Why don't you ask to be referred to see a specialist Neurologist? That would be my choice, if you can pay private to gat a faster appointment.

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