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Could IV fluids last night cause heavy arms, numb/tingly spreading from bk of neck? Similar to foot-fell-asleep feeling. 1lt ns/1 hr ?

Could IV fluids last night cause heavy arms, numb/tingly spreading from bk of neck? Similar to foot-fell-asleep feeling. 1lt ns/1 hr ?

Not likely: It is more likely that the position of your neck , while IV was being given, was such that it compressed the nerve roots in the neck which in turn caused your symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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I woke up this morning having a numb arms & face. It's the first time i've experience this numbness. Now, i start to be worried about this. ?

I woke up this morning having a numb arms & face. It's the first time i've experience this numbness. Now, i start to be worried about this. ?

Sleep position?: Are they still numb? How long did it last? Was this the first time it has happened? Did you sleep on your stomach on top of you arms? If this does not go away you should call your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a common cause of becoming lightheaded, lost some vision and had numb arms?

Is there a common cause of becoming lightheaded, lost some vision and had numb arms?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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

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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Is having numb arms in the morning the same as sleep paralysis?

Is having numb arms in the morning the same as sleep paralysis?

No: Sleep paralysis is where you wake up from rem sleep and your body is paralyzed. There may be hallucinations. Try as you might, you cannot move and it is quite frightening. ...Read more

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Has anyone found a cure for serious neck and back pain, numb arms?

Has anyone found a cure for serious neck and back pain, numb arms?

See a specialist: These symptoms and signs could mean a serious spine problem you need to see a spine specialist. ...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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