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I haven't had a lot of energy. Even if I sleep all day I still have no energy. Just recently I have pain in arms and legs when trying to fall asleep.

I haven't had a lot of energy. Even if I sleep all day I still have no energy. Just recently I have pain in arms and legs when trying to fall asleep.

No energy: Please start by seeing your primary doctor. Most likely you will be referred to a Neurologist to determine the cause of your symptoms and plan correction. ...Read more

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When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

Nerve impingement: This can be temporary like when you rest your arm in the wrong position but could also be more serious like related to a nerve bocked by a bone spur cutting off circulation/nerve nutrients to the rest of the tissue. If this only happens during sleep, it is probably positioning and can take minues to even near and hour to return to 'normal.' look at the support of your bed/pillow first. ...Read more

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I often black out when standing up and legs/arms fall asleep very fast---what can cause this?

I often black out when standing up and legs/arms fall asleep very fast---what can cause this?

Black out: Postural hypotension is when blood pressure drops upon standing, hence less blood flow to brain, hence fainting. Several things can cause that, from medications to blood diseases to neurological or vascular factors. Recommend appointment with your primary care doc. To explore those. ...Read more

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I'm having pins and needle and pain in both of my legs, also when I lift my arms above my head they fall asleep right away. What could this mean?

I'm having pins and needle and pain in both of my legs, also when I lift my arms above my head they fall asleep right away. What could this mean?

Seek medical care: Might be completely benign, but could also be symptoms related to nerve compression either in your spine (bulging disc, or other spinal stenosis) or in the soft tissues in your neck and/or hips/lower extremities. Might also be a symptom of a systemic illness, ie diabetes. It would be worthwhile having this checked out in person. ...Read more

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I had a baby via c-cection with edidural about 5 months ago and ever since my arms and legs fall asleep and feel soar when I stay still/ sit, why?

I had a baby via c-cection with edidural about 5 months ago and ever  since my arms and legs fall asleep and feel soar when I stay still/ sit, why?

Arms and legs numb: There are many possibilities. Your body has undergone many changes with the pregnancy and delivery and now the work and effort to take care of your baby is huge. You may have developed nutritional or hormonal changes that need correction. You may have developed anemia or thyroid problems or are sleep deprived or over worked. Talk to your doctor about these possibilities. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm alex. After my doughter fall asleep i notice her arms and legs are moving slightly like a little kick from time to time. Can u help me with it?

Hi, i'm alex. After my doughter fall asleep i notice her arms and legs are moving slightly like a little kick from time to time. Can u help me with it?

Normal: She is probably just enjoying the dreams about activities she has had in the day. Dreams are fragments of consciousness, and our bodies actually recreate the movements we are dreaming about. The weird part is that the same electrical signals can occur with or without the associated real muscular activity! ...Read more

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Weakness, numbing in left arm.. Feels like it's going to fall asleep. Always cold. Red blotches after shower. Decreased response to stimuli. Happens to lower left leg as well. ?

Weakness, numbing in left arm.. Feels like it's going to fall asleep. Always cold. Red blotches after shower. Decreased response to stimuli. Happens to lower left leg as well. ?

Needs evaluation!: The most concerning thing about your question is the distribution of the symptoms: left arm and left leg. It would be more reassuring if it was all over. This needs full neurologic evaluation; have your doctor refer you to a neurologist. Causes might range from a problem with your sympathetic nervous system to MS ... or just normal for you. But it needs to be checked our thoroughly. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Haven't slept well in 4 days. As i start to fall asleep something twitches; sometimes arms sometimes legs. What can I do tot prevent this & get rest?

Haven't slept well in 4 days. As i start to fall asleep something twitches; sometimes arms sometimes legs. What can I do tot prevent this & get rest?

Benign hypnic jerks: Nocturnal myoclonus, or benign hypnic jerks, are normal though sometimes bothersome. These may be worsened by alcohol, sleep deprivation, untreated depression, low potassium or magnesium, or hypoxia (low oxygen getting to the brain) from smoking/ sleep apnea/ lung disease or copd. Sleep hygiene should help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my hands arms and legs fall asleep when sitting too long an I'm always cold?

Couple of Things: It is unlikely at your age that you would have neurological or vascular issues causing your symptoms. My first thought would be to check a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level, alongside an anemia panel and suggest that you ensure adequate hydration in the meantime. A primary care physician can obtain the above tests and discuss the results and further thoughts with you. ...Read more

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Why do my hands/arms and legs/feet fall asleep easily also my viens seem to hurt?

Circulation: Hands/arms and legs/feet falling asleep has to do with circulation and pressure points - try to move around more it should help not sure why your veins hurt. Being anemic can make these symptoms worse as can low vitamin B12 so you may want to be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?

Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?

Need eval: you need medical evaluation for your complaints. I would start with evaluating your neck as I would be concerned there is something going on in your cervical spine that's causing some pressure on the spinal cord which could cause your symptoms. Also concern would be diseases that cause what is known as peripheral neuropathy. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Good luck ...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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Why do my hands fall asleep when I'm just sitting in one position for just a short time? My legs also, whenever I cross them, almost instantly. Also, whenever I bend my left arm or turn my wrist, it feels like I'm hitting my funny bone

Pressure palsies: There is a genetic entity termed "congenital pressure palsy" where patients are inordinately sensitive to nerve pressure. Although other patients have subclinical peripheral neuropathies which sensitize them to low level nerve compressions. See neurologist. ...Read more

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I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. There may be more than one condition contributing, or they may all be stemming from one systemic condition. A nerve conduction test would probably be helpful in addition to being seen and examined. ...Read more

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Is it normal to twitch and jerk your arms when you fall asleep or is that something to worry about? My husband does that a lot!

See sleep specialist: Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder characterized by rhythmic movements of the limbs during sleep. The episodes may last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. See a sleep specialist for consultation and a sleep study (PSG test). ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of dizziness for about a year. My left hand and arm also fall asleep off and on. I have been to my GP so many times and no help. I have seen a neurologist multiple times and no help either. I'm starting to think i maybe it's due t

I have been having a lot of dizziness for about a year. My left hand and arm also fall asleep off and on. I have been to my GP so many times and no help. I have seen a neurologist multiple times and no help either. I'm starting to think i maybe it's due t

Dizziness/numbness: The only way to put the two symptoms together is either a vascular steal phenomenon due to vascular tearing or compression, but these could be independent also and may be due to a stroke also. Make virtual appointment for further review. ...Read more

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I have a broken ankle which is in a cast. It likes to fall asleep a lot. Is there anything i can do to prevent that?

I have a broken ankle which is in a cast. It likes to fall asleep a lot. Is there anything i can do to prevent that?

Yes: You need to see your orthopod, as the cast might need to be split open to relieve swelling that is probably cause of your numbness. Do you have increasing pain or discoloration of your toes? ...Read more

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What could be causing my right thigh to be numb a lot? Also my shoulder and back of head fall asleep when I sit a certain way.

What could be causing my right thigh to be numb a lot? Also my shoulder and back of head fall asleep when I sit a certain way.

Numbness: This is most frequently a sign of pressure on the sensory nerve that anatomically is responsible for normal sensation of the areas in quesion. Certain postures can cause increased pressure one nerve and thereby result in numbness. It is import to report these symptoms and signs to your physician and request a physical examination to determine the exact cause and institute proper treatment. ...Read more

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