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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