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Is it normal for your foot to fall asleep every time you seat down on the toilet or cross your legs for a few minutes. Normally only one side?

Is it normal for your foot to fall asleep every time you seat down on the toilet or cross your legs for a few minutes. Normally only one side?

Weak nerve: It implies that one of the nerves to the foot is weaker that usual and quickly worsens when pressure from the toilet seat is applied to it. Consider a padded toilet seat ...Read more

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My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My legs and feet: Usually not, if you sit in one position for too long, you are putting pressure on the nerves behind your knees and you will have the sensation of feet and legs falling asleep, once you move around, this usually goes away. Try to straighten your knees and moving your legs more when sitting in one position. If this happens with other positions, then it is time to visit a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do my legs fall asleep so fast now?

Unusual: That is unusual unless it only occurs when you are sitting cross-legged on the floor. I would see your family doctor for exam and tests. ...Read more

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Why is it that I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

Why is it that I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

May have neuropathy: You may have neuropathy, or nerve damage. You should follow up with an online consult or see a doctor. May consider gabapentin as a medication. ...Read more

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How come my legs fall asleep on even short bus rides?

How come my legs fall asleep on even short bus rides?

The: Seats are pressuring the blood flow into your legs, causing the nerve to get prickly, try extra padding on chair. Also, keep in mind spinal stenosis and diabetes can give you similar symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

Any explanation for why I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

Leg pain: Not unusual to get pain when legs recovering after going to sleep. Would be more concerning if it happens frequently. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Legs fall asleep: Common phenomenon. Keep changing you position when traveling. Stretching legs or walking, whenever possible ...Read more

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I enjoy sitting with my leg crossed over my knee, but often must stop because my leg will fall asleep from the point of contact, down. Cause 4 concrn?

I enjoy sitting with my leg crossed over my knee, but often must stop because my leg will fall asleep from the point of contact, down. Cause 4 concrn?

Not really: You are either compressing a nerve or a blood vessel resulting in the tingling feeling in your lower leg.
I assume the sensation subsides after you uncross the leg. ...Read more

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I have been getting weird jerks in back, shoulder and leg when l first fall asleep. Not all at same time. L have low iron levels could that be the cause?

Myoclonus: Falling asleep, this is not a problem. You may actually find the sensation pleasant. However, iron deficiency and/or anemia is extremely serious and a cause needs to be found and addressed. Be proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does my leg fall asleep while sitting?

Position: The position you are sitting in either is putting pressure on the nerve or causing an occlusion of the vessels. ...Read more

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For what reason do my legs fall asleep on bus rides?

Poor circulation: May have poor circulation, nerve damage, or neuropathy. If the bus rides are long, get up and move around as much as possible. Also do feet and leg exercises in place, to keep the blood moving. ...Read more

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What would cause my right leg to fall asleep when im driving & sometimes walking?

What would cause my right leg to fall asleep when im driving & sometimes walking?

Sciatic nerve: May have slipped disc in your lumbar spine. Neurologist or neurosurgeon may help. ...Read more

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How soon before I fall asleep do I need to take medications for restless leg syndrome?

How soon before I fall asleep do I need to take medications for restless leg syndrome?

Before RLS starts: Take your RLS meds about an hour before the symptoms start. If they begin around 8p take the pill at 7p, etc. If you take it right before bed you'll probably still have some issues during the evening and when trying to fall asleep. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout the day what do I take for restless leg syndrome not to fall asleep?

Can you tell me if throughout the day what do I take for restless leg syndrome not to fall asleep?

Restless leg syndrom: You have to make sure you are not iron deficient and have a normal kedney function. You will need a medication such as Mirapex or Requip (ropinirole) which should not be sedating. ...Read more

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When I bicycle at high intensity for a long time (50+ miles) I suffer from restless leg syndrome when I try to fall asleep. Is this normal?

When I bicycle at high intensity for a long time (50+ miles) I suffer from restless leg syndrome when I try to fall asleep. Is this normal?

Post Exercise: It sure sounds like you are not giving your muscles time to recover after such a long and vigorous workout. This means hydration with the appropriate electrolytes, winding down with post exercise slow cycling, walking (just like one warms up one should warm down; and the slow post exercise stretching! ...Read more

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I sleep on my side and my leg will fall asleep. It takes 5 min for it to wake up with pins and needles. Do I need to worry it will cause bloodclots?

I sleep on my side and my leg will fall asleep. It takes 5 min for it to wake up with pins and needles. Do I need to worry it will cause bloodclots?

No: 30's female suffering w. unilateral leg paresthesias should have concern for sacroiliac joint subluxation inciting sciatica, a night-sleeping phenomenon; as unstable pelvic girdle torques upon contact w. sleep surface. Pelvic pre-sacral neural impingement is not associated w. vascular thrombosis in her age group. Attention should be paid to a soft mattress & an Osteopath evaluation. ...Read more