I desperately need an opinion from a different angle for a strange illness that I’m suffering with.
To start off, I’m a healthy 29 year old with no past illnesses or family history of diseases. Since Jan. 2019, out of nowhere, I started to have weird sensations on my right feet. They come and go intermittently and randomly throughout the day with no pin-point trigger actions. I’ll try my best to describe the feelings:
- burning like hot boiling water (majority)
- buzzing electrical current (majority)
- insects crawling sensation
- boiling bubbles popping
- guitar string vibrations
After a week, it went over to my left feet. Then about a week later, I started having odd and funny sensations on my face and hands (similar to feet) as well. Face sensations are:
- A hair-strand brushing on the skin giving tickling sensation
- Felt as if my face has passed through a spider web
- Felt as though mini bugs are crawling on the skin
The frequency and intensity of symptoms vary a lot. One day, I can have level 8/10 burning on my feet, level 3/10 on my face and level 6/10 on my hands. Next day, level 2/10 on feet, 6/10 on hands and 1/10 on face. It’s very random. Apart from the 3 prominent areas, I’ll have other weird sensations like cold water dripping, water splashes, electrical sparks, wind blowing, etc. on other areas of my body.
I don’t feel any muscle or joint weakness. No pain or numbness.
I have no other issues besides these weird sensations that is stressing me out because it affects my overall quality of life. It’s exhausting to fight it everyday. I can’t relax and feel fidgety all the time because of it.
I’ve done countless tests (blood tests, urine test, ECG, Echogram, Ultrasound, Xray, EMG, SSEP, MRI) and everything came back normal. All the suspects like diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitamin b12 deficiency, liver disease, spinal stenosis, pinched nerve, small fiber neuropathy, brain lesions and MS were ruled out. With all the tests done, I still could not get a proper diagnosis and doctors were clueless.
I really don’t know what to do next. Please share some insights on what could this be from TCM’s point of view!
Thanks so much in advance.