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I have constant muscle twitching all over my body like a heartbeat under my skin and recently having problems with my hands and feet falling asleep?

I have constant muscle twitching all over my body like a heartbeat under my skin and recently having problems with my hands and feet falling asleep?

Out of Whack!!!??: You need a pe to find if you have a systemic or muscular disorder. If all the testing is normal then you most likely are having myofascial muscular disease. Not dangerous but will corrupt you well-being. Begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more

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What are the permanent effects of foot falling asleep a lot?

What are the permanent effects of foot falling asleep a lot?

Paresthesias: This sounds like paresthesias. To answer this question, a reason as to why this is occurring is critical. It may be early signs of neuropathy, a degenerative nerve condition. It may also arise out of compression of spinal nerves. Get a neurologic assessment first. ...Read more

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What does feet falling asleep mean?

What does feet falling asleep mean?

That often has to: Do with circulation. If this is a pattern- please seek medical eval. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers and feet keep falling asleep?

Why do my fingers and feet keep falling asleep?

See Neurologist: Could be carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve entrapment
you need to see a neurologist for blood work like checking you for diabetes, thyroid problem, or even vitamins deficiency, also neuro exam can be done with possible emg. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent side effects to your foot falling asleep on a regular basis?

Are there any permanent side effects to your foot falling asleep on a regular basis?

Foot falling asleep.: I think you are looking at this backwards. The foot falling asleep is a symptom of something else- whether a vitamin deficiency, a pressure on a nerve, improper sleep position- the foot falling asleep is not the cause of a permanent problem but the cause of the foot numbness should be checked out and hopefully resolved before it becomes permanent. ...Read more

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For many nights recently, my foot keeps falling asleep at night multiple times, why?

For many nights recently, my foot keeps falling asleep at night multiple times, why?

Might be your back: If we assume you are laying in bed when this occurs, the position may be contributing the problem. The nerves to the lower extremity stem from the lower back and positional changes can disrupt the nerve signal. This can sometime cause numbness. You need to have this checked. See a podiatrist to rule out any local problem in the foot first. An addt'l referral to a back specialist may follow. ...Read more

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Help docs! My hands and my foots are always falling asleep. Why?

Help docs! My hands and my foots are always falling asleep. Why?

Tingling: Hand and feet tingling, can be nerve damage or neuropathy. Need to talk this over with your doctor as there are many causes of neuropathy and several respond to therapy very well. ...Read more

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For the past week my feet keep falling asleep overnight. I wake up to one being numb. I sleep on my back and have never had this before.

For the past week my feet keep falling asleep overnight. I wake up to one being numb. I sleep on my back and have never had this before.

Be seen: It would be wise to be seen for a detailed neurological and vascular exam to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Although it would be unusual for someone in their 30s, one possibility is you have developed a sensory neuropathy. There are multiple other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my foot/leg from falling asleep?

What can I do to stop my foot/leg from falling asleep?

See your doctor.: Could be a nerological or vascular deficiency which is important, and could worsen over time. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my foot from falling asleep in my cast?

Cast may be tight: If this is constantly happening then your cast may be to tight. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My foot feels like it's falling asleep and is in some pain. What's going on? Could it be a sign of diabetes? Diabetes runs in my family.

My foot feels like it's falling asleep and is in some pain. What's going on? Could it be a sign of diabetes? Diabetes runs in my family.

May be neuropathy: Anytime the sensation is altered (such as falling asleep or pain), it involves a nerve. The nerve disruption may be a sign of neuropathy. There are different reasons for this to occur and can be physical from compression of a nerve or a more serious disease, like diabetes. Talk to your primary care physician or see a podiatrist. A good history, examination and some additional diagnostics needed. ...Read more

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When I'm laying in bed at night and falling asleep, my shoulder will jerk and my body feels kind of weird like its vibrating, feet cramps sometimes.

When I'm laying in bed at night and falling asleep, my shoulder will jerk and my body feels kind of weird like its vibrating, feet cramps sometimes.

Feeling weird: Re view of your medicines shows that Ventolin and ad air MAY be contributing towards these symptoms specially if you are taking those just before going to bed. However see your doctor and get a complete physical and blood work done to rule out any serious issues. ...Read more

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Hi. While dancing I felt a snap on my right calf and now when I lie down my foot feels like it's falling asleep?

Hi. While dancing I felt a snap on my right calf and now when I lie down my foot feels like it's falling asleep?

Muscle sprain: Try ice to your calf for a couple of days, along with a pair of Advils (ibuprofen). Rest your legs till you feel better. If you see any redness or swelling, or symptoms persist beyond a week, see your doctor Feel better. ...Read more

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Been experiencing leg and feet jerks for a few weeks now. It's an involuntary jerk. Also happens when falling asleep. On Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg for 2 month help?

Been experiencing leg and feet jerks for a few weeks now. It's an involuntary jerk. Also happens when falling asleep. On Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg for 2 month help?

If its both feet: And occasional don't worry. If its just one leg / foot (the same one) you need to get an EEG. All antidepressants lower the seizure threshold a bit. Focal seizures are more likely to occur as one transitions from one stage of sleep to another. If its preventing you from getting restful sleep see your doctor for an evaluation and a sleep study (periodic limb movement). ...Read more

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My face, my left foot and my left arm keep falling asleep. What can it be?

My face, my left foot and my left arm keep falling asleep. What can it be?

Time to go see a doctor: Those disturbing symptoms may be caused by a variety of conditions. Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme disease, Tumor, TIAs, CVAs etc. You need a neurological exam, blood tests, maybe imaging, EMG etc. And thorough history. Go to the Doctor today! ...Read more

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I've started a bad habit of falling asleep with my left foot hanging off the bed and when I wake up, it is swollen. My ankle also swells up. I'm scared that I'm going to get clots. Can i?

I've started a bad habit of falling asleep with my left foot hanging off the bed and when I wake up, it is swollen. My ankle also swells up. I'm scared that I'm going to get clots. Can i?

Blood clots: Simple thing would be to put something like a pillow or bed rail to prevent leg from falling off bed. Doubt you would get a clot but gravity will cause blood pooling and then swelling. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are falling asleep often and in positions that are normal. Is it poor circulation? What can I do to stop this?

My hands and feet are falling asleep often and in positions that are normal. Is it poor circulation? What can I do to stop this?

Many things: Dysesthesia or tingling in the hands in feet can be due to a problem with blood supply, but also can be due to nerve problems. I would suggest a careful exam and discussion with your primary care physician. ...Read more