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Waking up with numb arms, hands and legs. Like theyre asleep. 6 months now. And if i sit my legs fall asleep even just a few mins. Recent diagnosis ofiron def and MS and ank spond. What now?

Waking up with numb arms, hands and legs. Like theyre asleep. 6 months now. And if i sit my legs fall asleep even just a few mins. Recent diagnosis ofiron def and MS and ank spond. What now?

Consider this:: Waking up with numb hands often suggests carpal tunnel syndrome, you should also consider this. Iron deficiency usually responds pretty well to iron therapy. There are also treatments for MS and AS. Your medical provider who diagnosed these must be planning some kind of treatment regimen for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Putnam
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Numb Arms (Definition)

Numbness and Tingling: As your uterus grows, it may press on the nerves in your legs. This may cause some tingling in your legs and toes. The sensation is normal and will go away after delivery. You may also notice numbness or tingling in your fingers, especially when you wake up in the morning. This goes away after delivery. If it's especially uncomfortable, your health care provider can give you a brace ...Read more


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Do anxiety attacks have anything to do with a numb feeling in arms/legs?

Do anxiety attacks have anything to do with a numb feeling in arms/legs?

Possibly: It is common to hyperventilate during a panic attack or anxiety attack. It may not be enough to notice, but it is enough to blow off more co2 than you need to making the blood a bit alkaline, with numbness/tingling of the extremities as a side effect. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left leg and arm numbness and pins and needles? Could be from panic attack/anxiety ?

What could be wrong if my left leg and arm numbness and pins and needles? Could be from panic attack/anxiety ?

See a neurologist: Panic usually affects whole body and unilateral symptoms would be unusual. Let a neurologist investigate for pinched nerve in neck and back. ...Read more

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Is something wrong if i keep waking up with numb arms? Legs get numb while working.

Cervical stenosis: The cervical spine, neck, compression of nerves when sleeping due to neck position and walking or when erect can be as well. Other issues are peripheral neuropathy due to many causes, or a separate issue of lumber stenosis affecting feet. Peripheral circulation issues due to vascular diseases and more. See your doctor soon! ...Read more

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Tingling on right side of head that hurts, but not like headache. Had numb arms several days ago. Legs also feel funny?

Go to your doctor: ASAP. These are not normal findings, and if you've had them for some time, it really needs to be evaluated by a physician, who can do a physical exam, run some lab tests, and also discuss your history in more detail, and recommend a plan. You may need to see a neurologist based on your findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel light-headed, and have numb arms, hands, and legs when very upset?

Is it normal to feel light-headed, and have numb arms, hands, and legs when very upset?

Hyperventilation: When you are very upset, you may breathe very quickly, even if you are crying or sobbing. This rapid breathing can cause you to lose to much carbon dioxide too quickly. That is what give you the symptoms you describe. Putting a paper (not plastic) bag over your mouth and nose can help reverse the co2 loss and resolve the symptoms. If they symptoms persist, call your doctor! ...Read more

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sometimes i feel hot sensation all over my body. i am constanly thirsty and urinating frequently. when i sleep i wake up from numb arms or legs?

 sometimes i feel hot sensation all over my body. i am constanly thirsty and urinating frequently. when i sleep i wake up  from numb   arms or legs?

Be seen...: You symptoms necessitate an evaluation beyond what can be done in a short question/answer format. Be seen by your doctor so they can get a thorough history, do an exam, and then testing as indicated. Take care of you! ...Read more

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How is getting numb arms and hands a symptom from anxiety?

Body-mind: Although it is imperative to have such symptoms checked out for 'purely physical' causes, numbness can occur with anxiety, such as during a panic attack. In addition, emotional conflicts can be expressed through physical symptoms--either completely unexplained or a worsening of an explainable medical cause. Mind and body do interact, and it is important to respect this form of communication. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have problems with anxiety, but is getting numb arms/hands a symptom?

It can be...: During anxiety attacks, blood vessels in your extremities (arms and legs) contract, centralizing blood flow in your core. The decreased blood flow in your hands and arms can cause them to feel cold, clammy, and sometimes numb. That being said, it is a good idea to report these symptoms to your physician just to make sure they have no concerns regarding a medical cause for those symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more