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Is it possible to have paralysis in my hands and fingers that will come and go? I have several other symptoms, but all of them seem to come and go.
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Sometimes, mostly when i sleep too much, i "wake up"but can't move a finger.Its horrifying, no hallucintions, but i don't know if its a dream or paralysis?
See below: Agree with dr. Jacobson. Regularize ; consolidate your sleep. Avoid nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, bright lights, ; electronics near bed time. If you have sleep paralysis often, a sleep doctor can evaluate the underlying cause of your fragmented sleep. Sometimes, moving your eyes during an episode can break the sleep paralysis. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On and off head numbness past few days and 1 occurrence of right thumb paralysis temporarily whilst weakness in index and middle finger causes?
Head numbness?: The differential includes cerebral vasospasm, TIA due to hypotrension or cardiac arrhythmia with a fixed stenotic lesion, acephalgic migraine and focal seizure. Focal seizure is less likely because of the absence of initial "positive symptoms" (Parasthesias) If the head numbness and hand symptoms are unrelated think CTS. If deficits last 24 hours or greater think MS or ICS (not quite MS) ...Read more
Weakness: Usually paralysis means feeling weakness or having difficulty moving one of your limbs or muscles. Many times paralysis can happen with a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory nerve involvement. When we talk about paralysis keep in mind that this means weakness lasting for a couple of days at least - not just an arm or leg "falling asleep" after sitting for a while! ...Read more
Channelopathy: This is a disorder whereby potassium metabolism and weakness occur simultaneously. In turn this is due to abnormal functions in nerve cell membranes, a condition called a channelopathy. These are inherited though family members need not be symptomatic. Treatments are available. See your neurologist. ...Read more
Just like it says..: Tick paralysis, mostly seen in the rocky mountain areas of the usa and canada in the western hemisphere, is an ascending flaccid paralysis that looks like guillain-barre syndrome but is caused by toxins from a feeding female tick, usually dermacentor. Its recovery is dependent on removal of the tick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Disrupted REM= SP: Sleep paralysis occurs at least once in 40-50% of normal individuals. Sp consists of the inability to perform motor function at sleep onset. Sp lasts 1 to a few minutes and it may be aborted spontaneously by external stimulation or when a patient performs vigorous eye movements. Precipitating factors include sleep deprivation and disturbances of s-w cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer