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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
A number of things: If it is both arms would consider whether it could be a neuropathy or a vascular problem. If this is a "paraplysis" would consider that this could be ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: A person whose arms fall asleep needs more than a medication. A doctor needs to evaluate to see if there is a problem of nerve compression. Pressure o ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Probably normal: Popping of joints in a young person is probably normal. Not sure what it means for the wrist to "spazz out". If the arm goes to sleep when it's being ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
May be nerve problem: If an arm falls asleep, goes numb or tingly, or has changes in circulation, just in certain positions of the arm, there may be compression of the nerv ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinced nerves: Pinched nerves in neck, elbow or wrist can cause numbness of arms.See your pcp.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
21 years experience Sleep Medicine
Carpal tunnel?: It could be from carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, or a blood flow issue. If you see your doc he or she should be able to figure it out ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
No: First an evauation to confirm a circulation problem needs to be done. A nerve that is being pinched or carpal tunnel syndrome can have similar symptom ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
TOS ? : 29y male has arm paresthesias as hold it overhead. Sloped shoulders, oft seen Irish & Nordics, & "crossed muscles", see comments below, of Sup ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Zuber
35 years experience Neurology
Dizziness/numbness: The only way to put the two symptoms together is either a vascular steal phenomenon due to vascular tearing or compression, but these could be indepen ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Fall asleep: Pressure on nerves to these areas, related to posture.

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