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Legs Fall Asleep While On Toilet
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
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
Legs fall asleep: Common phenomenon. Keep changing you position when traveling. Stretching legs or walking, whenever possible ...Read more
Nerve or disc: Seek an evaluation with a neurologist or spine orthopedist. ...Read more
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?
Sciatic nerve: May have slipped disc in your lumbar spine. Neurologist or neurosurgeon may help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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