Been on the Paleo diet for about 8 months. About two weeks ago, after heavy computer work I started feeling some numbness in my left hand (I'm right-handed) and some in my forearm and lots of soreness between my shoulders. I figured I spent too much time at the computer and tried to layoff some. However, my numbness didn't go away so I went to see doctor. They checked my heart, blood pressure, took EKG and blood. They found nothing (except high cholesterol -- although good ratios and mostly Pattern A LDLs). Anyway, they thought carpal tunnel and told me to wear a wrist splint and take some advil.
Well a good week later the numbness is now localized in my thumb and now I am also getting soreness and sensitivity in my finger tips (both hands-they feel sensitive to touch and sometimes feel hot (as if your hands were cold and you inside to a warm room).
Have been seeing a chiropractor and saw an Osteopath (who both dealt with my neck and back), although the finger issue wasn't as prevalent when I saw the Osteopath. Haven't been back to my regular doctor yet as didn't want to have to deal with them wanting me to go on statins. Do have an appointment in a week with a neurologist and am trying to get an doctor's appointment with a doctor somewhat nearby who I got off the Paleo Physicians network. Anyway, it is the finger sensitivity issue that concerns me and makes me wonder about diet.
I am 57 yr old male, work out fairly regularly and in decent shape (had no real health issues before going Paleo. Diet is mostly grassfed meats, veggies, minimal fruit (strawberries and blueberries a few days/week), some dairy (cream). Was taking about 200-400mg Magnesium shortly before issue started, but noticed no difference. Also take about 4,000iu of Vit. D. Cook mostly with coconut oil and butter. My diet has been pretty consistent and not changed much since been paleo. Have also been a bit light-headed during this numbnesss period (although some of it could be nerves).