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I have numbness, tingling and sometimes pain down the outer side of my left leg frequently when sitting or lying down. What could be causing this? Should I visit a neurologist ?

Not a rare thing

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Compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, usually at the groin can do what you describe. Common causes include tight clothing compressing the groin, intrapelvic disorders, aneurysms of femoral artery, pelvic brim bone spurs, etc, etc.) Neurology consult will help make diagnosis & maybe resolve it too.
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I have weakness,numbness,tingling,heaviness,in my arms and legs on a daily basis worse when lying down or in motion what can this be its even starting to blure my vision at times and causing me to be tired all the time

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Your symptoms are fairly generalized and are highly indicative of a systemic problem. The possibilities are extensive and need a comprehensive medical evaluation. It could be a neuromuscular problem. For starters check your blood sugar.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

What would cause numbness on the front of the thigh when lying down?

Maybe nerve pressed

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A person who gets numbness, tingling, or odd sensations in a part of his body only when in certain positions, is likely pressing on the nerve to that part of the body. Pressing on the blood vessels to that part of the body is also possible, but less likely. The person can see his primary care doctor and show him exactly what happens. The doctor may refer to a Neurologist for further evaluation.
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Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Talk to your doctor

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Numbness could be a result of medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disorders among others) or might be a result of nerve irritation (like that seen in radiculopathy). Your doctor can help sort this out for you.
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Sometimes numbness in the back left side of head near the ear, when lying down?

?nerve compression

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Clearly, your description suggests for whatever reason, compression of greater occipital nerve. Could be due to cervical arthritis, posture, and even an early sign of neuropathy. But is there history of head or neck trauma which may have predated this? Might see your doctor and get this evaluated.
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Dr. Hanul Bhandari answered:

Tingling, numbness spasms on legs and feet when laying down to sleep. Restless leg syndrome?

Possibly RLS

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It may be restless legs syndrome (RLS), if you have an urge to move them which gets better with movement & worse with rest. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS & to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps!
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What causes facial numbness on left side that subsides when lying down this has been happening for a year?

See a neurologist

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I don't have an answer for you but this is most definitely not normal. See a neurologist ASAP. This could be a life threatening problem.
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Dr. Lorne Label answered:

Can scalp numbness be from lying down in a funny position? When I lay flat on my back with my head elevated by a pillow my back scalp goes numb.

Nerve compression

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Change your pillow angle
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered:

Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

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Not being a spinal surgeon can't be sure but it sure sounds from your description that it stems from the cervical level of your spine. See a spine specialist.
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Dr. Prem Gupta answered:

'What does it mean if I''m having numbness in arms when laying down?'

Possible neck

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It seems that the neck position during laying down may be causing pinching of nerves in the neck. Try to simulate the same position in sitting position to see if you can trigger numbness in arms if you keep it for same amount of time that recumbent position is needed to get your symptoms. See a neurologist
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