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Foot Falling Asleep Frequently
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
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
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.
See your doctor.: Could be a nerological or vascular deficiency which is important, and could worsen over time. ...Read more
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
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.
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?
Bottoms of feet keep falling asleep. Sitting, standing, laying. Not diabetic, nothing shows up in blood work. Is this something I should be alarmed about?
Concerned: Yes. See a neurologist for an emg-ncv test and see if this could shed any light on your situation. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Is my legs falling asleep, when sitting certain ways, and then my feet and ankle being temporary paralyzed for maybe a minute or so, normal?
I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?
Discuss with your MD: All of these symptoms may be local musculo-skeletal problems but you need to talk to your doctor. Cramps could be an electrolyte disorder. One sided swelling could be venous insufficiency but it could be phlebitis. The leg falling asleep is most likely a compression of a nerve while you are asleep. However, you have a number of leg questions that requires someone seeing you personally. ...Read more
My leg and foot feels like it is falling asleep for 4 days. Had MRI of brain and it was okay so what could be causing this?
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
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
At night after falling asleep my hands and feet become very itchy - it wakes me up - been the last 5 nights in a row - no redness / blisters or rashes?
I am a very athletic person however 7 days ago I felt short of breath and my right arm and right foot felt like they falling asleep. I went to the ER?
No question asked: You did not ask a question. What did the er evaluation determine and what follow up tests were ordered? ...Read more
2 weeks RS hand & foot falling asleep, and mouth novacaine feeling to now 3 weeks of vertigo feeling. Any ideas? Should I get medical attention?
Seek Help Now: Please seek medical attention immediately. The symptoms you are experiencing are not usual and require medical evaluation. They can mean so many things, so it's not prudent to diagnose you without a full medical history and examination. ...Read more
Past week, novacaine feeling right side lip & tongue. Right hand & foot tingly, falling asleep feeling & top of head tingling. Should I be concerned?
Yes.: Yes. While transient numbness is usually nothing to worry about, numbness that persists this long may be a sign of serious illness. You should consult a physician. ...Read more
I am experiencing cold hands, cold feet, dizziness (better by: rest) (worsened by: sitting upright), difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep) (worsened by: varying sleep schedule, psychological stress) and difficulty concentrating. The
The dizziness: Is the concern and you should go see a doctor.... ...Read more
My left hand keeps falling asleep. I have syringomyelia diagnosed age 4 (13 now) I tweaked my back while in the pool last week both knees became stiff the full length of both my legs were tingly/tender and my left foot was asleep. My neurosurgeon released
Your symptoms sound like more than muscle strain and
are consistent with compression or injury to the spinal cord or major spinal nerves possibly from a herniated disc in the lumbar area. Without more information regarding location of your syringomyelia, it is hard to say if that is related. You need to be seen on an urgent basis and may need MRI. Your neurosurgeon knows you best. ...Read more
My ankle continues to swell up and feels like it is falling asleep what can I do to treat this pain?
See a specilist: The symptoms you are complaining about can be realted to a nerve entrapment or possibly a lower back issue. I would seek medical attention to get this evaluated. Nerve entrapments are very common to cause the symptoms you are having. Got www. Eastpennfoot. Com mroe info. ...Read more
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