I’m new to all of this and still waiting for a diagnosis.
About 18 months ago, I had what i could only describe as an altered sensation in my saddle area. Sitting on the loo would cause pain, as well as the sofa and also having the material of my underwear next to my skin was horrendous. It lasted a few days and then normal sensation returned. It has happened a couple of times since but only lasted about 24 hours or so. The GP sent me for an urgent MRI, as they thought it may have been Cauda Equina - very thankfully it wasn’t, however, nothing happened from this, there were no other investigations carried out.
More recently, perhaps for the last 5-6 weeks, I have been having pins/needles in my arms, hands, lower legs and feet.
I also get spasms/cramps in my toes and sole of my foot most days.
I have explained these new symptoms to my GP and they have asked me to keep a diary and are weaning me off my anti-depressants (which have taken for almost 12 months) as parathesia can be a side effect of the medication.
I’m feeling quite scared, but also feel like it’s all in my mind, that sounds ridiculous I know.
What I’m looking for really is a bit of validation and other peoples experiences, if they have had similar symptoms to what I am displaying.