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My left leg falls asleep when i'm laying down on my back, what should I do?

My left leg falls asleep when i'm laying down on my back, what should I do?

Just try changing : Your position in tems of the way you lie down. If it persists to a degree that affects your sleep, then it would be appropriate to get an evaluation by your doctor. There are several reasons why this could occur but the potential solutions are really dependent on the cause and its resultant mpact on you. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years old, when I cross my left leg over my right my leg falls asleep or I have mild pain in my knee. Is this chiropractic or neurological?

I'm 29 years old, when I cross my left leg over my right my leg falls asleep or I have mild pain in my knee. Is this chiropractic or neurological?

Which leg asleep?: The sciatic nerve runs in muscle from the lateral buttocks down the back of the leg, eventually getting more shallow. It supplies most of the nerve sensation of lower leg. If it gets compressed long enough, it will go numb. See when sitting on toilet too long. Same can happen with artery behind knee, as is easily compressed here. Cure for both is same...Change position and shake it out. ...Read more

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Red small spots appear and disappear on my left leg. It's the same leg that always starts cramping up and falling asleep.

Red small spots appear and disappear on my left leg. It's the same leg that always starts cramping up and falling asleep.

HIves?: The rash sounds typical for hives (transient or migratory red/slightly raised often itchy). When hives are associated with underlying muscle pain or neurological symptoms such as numbness/tingling, then one must think of immune complex disease, which affects blood vessels and can sometimes be localized. This should be examined by your doctor, dermatol, or allergist. Bringing photos will help. ...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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I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

Discuss with your MD: All of these symptoms may be local musculo-skeletal problems but you need to talk to your doctor. Cramps could be an electrolyte disorder. One sided swelling could be venous insufficiency but it could be phlebitis. The leg falling asleep is most likely a compression of a nerve while you are asleep. However, you have a number of leg questions that requires someone seeing you personally. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when my leg falls asleep?

Why does it hurt when my leg falls asleep?

Discuss with MD: You need to be evaluated the falling asleep for your leg is not normal by itself. If it is because you have pressure on a nerve it can cause a host of sensations including pain while it is "waking up" this is called a neuropraxia. You may have early neuropathy or possible myopathy. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's (30yo) right leg falls asleep multiple times a day. She says her hands and feet are usually cold. What could be causing this?

My girlfriend's (30yo) right leg falls asleep multiple times a day. She says her hands and feet are usually cold. What could be causing this?

First off the two: may or may not be related. The leg falling asleep may be a pinched nerve and if it is happening frequently I would recommend it be looked into. ...Read more

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Last night i woke up in the middle of the night cause my left leg felt like it was on fire. Now it feels like it fell asleep all day today. Any ideas?

Last night i woke up in the middle of the night cause my left leg felt like it was on fire. Now it feels like it fell asleep all day today. Any ideas?

Sounds like a nerve : The symptoms you express are signs of a pinched nerve or circulation problem. You need to consult a physician to rule these problems out to give a proper diagnosis. ...Read more