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Left Arm Falling Asleep
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
If ur left arm falls asleep day & night constantly & hurts, it goes frm my shoulder to fingers & its hard 2 get it 2 wake up shud I b worried numbnes?
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
My whole left arm hurts and I haven't done anything. I can barely move it. It feels like its asleep but it stays like that. Help?
See a doctor: You need evaluation and x rays to find out what is wrong. Don't ignore it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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