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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'm 32 weeks pregnant my left arm keeps falling asleep like I deel it very weak. Is this normal?

I'm 32 weeks pregnant my left arm keeps falling asleep like I deel it very weak. Is this normal?

Have it checked: This weakness does not sound right. There are many body changes accurring in pregnancy. This may include swelling, nerve pinching and others. Your doctor should check this arm weakness as it could point to something more serious. ...Read more

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My left arm feels like it is falling asleep while I am sitting at my desk working?

My left arm feels like it is falling asleep while I am sitting at my desk working?

Peripheral nerve.: Ssunds like you might be compressing a nerve somewhere between your neck and fingers. The pattern of tingling would be very helpful to know as it would give clues as to where the compression is occurring. Oftentimes the ulnar nerve (funny bone) is responsible for thee symptoms. ...Read more

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Some nights I get this Shocking pain in my left arm. Everytime I doze off to sleep, it's like it knows I'm falling asleep and it just wakes wakes me u?

Some nights I get this Shocking pain in my left arm. Everytime I doze off to sleep, it's like it knows I'm falling asleep and it just wakes wakes me u?

Neuropathy: Sounds like nerve pain, likely stemming from you neck. I would see your doctor and consider getting an EMG/NCV of your left arm. If you have pain in your left arm with exercise, see you doctor immediately as the can be a sign of heart disease. ...Read more

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My chest is really hurting me and my left arm feels weird like its falling asleep but its not. It's really hard for me to breathe what's wrong with me?

My chest is really hurting me and my left arm feels weird like its falling asleep but its not. It's really hard for me to breathe what's wrong with me?

Please call 911: Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. You need to make sure that you are not suffering from a heart attack. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing pain on the left side of my chest. And my left arm falls asleep for a few minutes. Is this bad? What test are needed.

Unusual Symptoms: For a 16 y/o, I would not expect that you are having heart trouble but you should get checked out. You probably will need an ekg and ultrasound, possibly other x-rays. I would not put it off. ...Read more

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I have myelofibrosis and my left arm falls asleep when I sleep and takes several hours to "wake up" feels lead, upper outer portion of arm?

I have myelofibrosis and my left arm falls asleep when I sleep and takes several hours to "wake up" feels lead, upper outer portion of arm?

"pinched" nerve.: Sounds like a peripheral neuropathy not likely related to the myelofibrosis. Should look for a "pinched" nerve somewhere between your neck and your wrist. This frequently happens during sleep. I'll bet sleeping in a chair cures your symptom. ...Read more

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My left arm falls asleep constantly. Inside of arm tingles from arm pit to finger tips.?

Needs workup: You may require neck films & possibly an electrical study of the left arm to localize the problem & see if a nerve is being pinched of some sort...certainly sounds possible from your symptoms. If you'd like to cover this a bit more in a 1-1 consult setting here on HealthTap then, I'm happy to help you if you'd write to me at:

www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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My left arm falls asleep when I sleep on my right side. Could this be spondylosis? Everytime I fall asleep on my right side, my left arm falls asleep and becomes numb. My nuerologist says this is due to a compressed nerve. Could I have spodylosis? .

My left arm falls asleep when I sleep on my right side. Could this be spondylosis? Everytime I fall asleep on my right side, my left arm falls asleep and becomes numb. My nuerologist says this is due to a compressed nerve. Could I have spodylosis? .

While: While lying on your right side, how do you position your left arm? Depending on what part of your arm goes numb you may be mechanically compressing the ulnar nerve at the elbow or the median and ulnar nerves as they enter the upper arm from under the pectoralis minor muscle. Most people who sleep on their sides bring the opposite arm across the chest compressing the nerves. If it is the ulnar nerve at the elbow, the pinky and ring fingers will go numb. Pectoralis compression can make the whole hand go numb. This is unlikely to be related to spondylosis. ...Read more

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Diabetes: does arm falling asleep is one common effect?

Diabetes: does arm falling asleep is one common effect?

No: Arm falling asleep may come from a pinched nerved from neck. Diabetes could cause burning, tingling like something crawling in your arms, but mostly legs. ...Read more

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My right arm keeps falling asleep at night while I'm sleeping. I don't know why?

My right arm keeps falling asleep at night while I'm sleeping. I don't know why?

TOS?: 28 yo female has unilateral "arm falling asleep at night". This might be a symptom of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. See either a Physiatrist or an Osteopath. There are other disorders that can cause the symptoms however. Go sooner than later if you have a chronic cough. ...Read more

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Shoulder has been hurting when I serve and hit at vball. When my arm goes back it hurts. Yesterday when I was hitting my arm kept like falling asleep?

Shoulder has been hurting when I serve and hit at vball. When my arm goes back it hurts. Yesterday when I was hitting my arm kept like falling asleep?

Instability: Your symptoms are classic for the development of instability in the shoulder. Over head activities such as volleyball serving and throwing can stretch or even tear some of the stabilizing structures in the shoulder causing the symptoms you are describing. An MRI is often of assistance to verify the specific structure involved. Based on that, physical therapy can potentially be of benefit. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

It's not normal: Most commonly people's arms or legs "fall asleep" after they have been resting in a position that compresses the sensory nerves to the respective area (s). If this is happening when your not in particular positions that are "squeezing" on your arms and/or legs, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Arms are falling asleep at night and it's very painful afterwards?

Tight clothing?: Be careful with the clothing you wear to bed. It appears that you are compressing your nerves under your armpit. Pressing on these nerve bundle can cause loss of feeling, loss of the ability to use your arms and a "pins and needles" feeling.
Usually when you remove the pressure the feeling returns to your arms, sometime with a burning pain.
Seek help if this continunes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my arms moved on their own while I was falling asleep. Is that normal?

Sounds like...: This sounds like a hypnic jerk, which is nothing to be concerned about. Typically these occur as you are transitioning from wake in to sleep.
Be sure you are getting a normal amount of sleep nightly/regular sleep wake schedule, as that can often decrease the frequency of these.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hypnic_jerk. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days my arms keeping falling asleep. It's not only at night but throughout the day as well. What could it be?

For the past 3 days my arms keeping falling asleep. It's not only at night but throughout the day as well. What could it be?

See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has been telling me herleg or arm is tired lately. I'm assuming they are falling asleep is this something to worry about? They look normal.

Tired arm or leg: If a child is complaining about tired arms or legs a visit to the doctor is necessary to find out a possible cause or to give the child a clean bill of health. ...Read more