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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

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

Your : 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. ...Read more

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Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Is there something to do for numbness in legs and feet when laying down?

Talk to your doctor: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Possibly RLS: 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! ...Read more

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

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

Maybe nerve pressed: 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. ...Read more

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My legs and feet often go numb. Mostly when I'm lying down, but it happens when I am standing for long periods of time as well. What could this be?

My legs and feet often go numb. Mostly when I'm lying down, but it happens when I am standing for long periods of time as well. What could this be?

Nerve abnormality: It could be due to an abnormality in the spinal cord (disc pushing on the spinal cord) or a process in the nerves of the legs causing problems (diabetes, for example). It is not normal and should be checked by neurologist. ...Read more

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Does any type of vasculitis cause blood to pool in the legs and tongue and fingers to get numb when standing up from a sitting position or lying down?

Does any type of vasculitis cause blood to pool in the legs and tongue and fingers to get numb when standing up from a sitting position or lying down?

Vasculitis: Vasculitis usually causes outbreaks of small red spots in the lower legs(petecchiae) but not blood pooling. Severe varicos e veins can, however, and can cause a postural drop in blood pressure producing lightheadedness on standing. Edema may occur, also. I wouldn't expect symptoms when supine. See your physician if you have further concerns and have your bp checked sitting and standing. ...Read more

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Could Hashimoto's Encephalopathy cause a circulation/nerve problem like mouth and fingers go numb when standing up/lying down and blood pools in legs?

Could Hashimoto's Encephalopathy cause a circulation/nerve problem like mouth and fingers go numb when standing up/lying down and blood pools in legs?

Not really: "Encephalopathy" (no matter whose name precedes the word) simply refers to a state of altered thinking/understanding. Delirium could be a synonym. Therefore, encephalopathy itself tells us that the brain is MALFUNCTIONING in thought processes. Although it's certainly possible for circulation problems to COEXIST with the encephalopathy it's not necessarily its CAUSE. ...Read more

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Right thigh will go numb if laying down. Occasional pain in front area. I can usually tell my leg is being touched, but the feeling is very distant.

Right thigh will go numb if laying down. Occasional pain in front area. I can usually tell my leg is being touched, but the feeling is very distant.

R/O SCIATICA : You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also, X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also, start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more

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Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

See below: Based on your description you could have herniated disk with sciatica. See your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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Lump in outer left thigh little larger than a pea. Painful to rub. Occasionally get numbness, burning, and tingling in that part of thigh laying down?

Lump in outer left thigh little larger than a pea. Painful to rub. Occasionally get numbness, burning, and tingling in that part of thigh laying down?

Need to be examined: It is hard to tell by your description but it could be an abscess. Please have it checked out by your local doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have had bad muscle spasms in the middle of my back and when laying down at night my legs and sometimes my whole body goes numb. Why?

I have had bad muscle spasms in the middle of my back and when laying down at night my legs and sometimes my whole body goes numb. Why?

Sounds like Sciatica: Sounds like Sciatica but, how long had this been going on? Any trauma history? Weakness? Lots of questions that a good physical exam and some imaging studies should answer. Normal aging can provoke all kinds of complaints that usually respond to simple treatments. I'd see my doctor if I was concerned. ...Read more

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Laying down &I feel a tight burning sensation on the outside of my right thigh. No numbness just feels hot hot and tight from above my knee thigh?

Laying down &I feel a tight burning sensation on the outside of my right thigh. No numbness just feels hot hot and tight from above my knee thigh?

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica. Inflammation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in the region just medial to the anterior superior iliac spine (hip bone in front). Caused by excess adipose/weight pulling or pressuring the nerve there or even tight clothes/cell phone holster/etc just over the nerve. Treatments: loosen aggravating factors, lose weight, injections. ...Read more

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11weeks after an ankle sprain been going to pt and for the past 2 weeks I've been having numbness in my foot I feel it the most when laying down. What is the possible cause?

11weeks after an ankle sprain been going to pt and for the past 2 weeks I've been having numbness in my foot I feel it the most when laying down. What is the possible cause?

Scarring on nerve: The fact that there is numbness described leads me to believe that there is nerve compressed. After 11 weeks from an ankle sprain, pain should have subsided unless as part of the healing ligament, scar tissue formed and adhesions may have developed and are now compressing the adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. A mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower back pain when I'm laying down and doing certain movements. I have had my legs feel numb at sometime. What do you suggest I do?

I am experiencing lower back pain when I'm laying down and doing certain movements. I have had my legs feel numb at sometime. What do you suggest I do?

It may be the pregna: It may be your pregnancy but it would be wise to see your physician and get this evaluated . Your obstetriciation can also clarify and you may f necessary you may even need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Seek an: Evaluation from your physician. It is hard to know what it is without further history and examination. You may need imaging of your cervical spine or nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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I have bone pain in arms ad legs, when laying down I get pain in my right side from head to foot and the left side goes numb.

I have bone pain in arms ad legs, when laying down I get pain in my right side from head to foot and the left side goes numb.

Need a medical exam: You should go see your doctor for a complete physical exam. He/she may order some tests to find the cause of the pains. I can not figure out the nature/cause of your problem but my guess is it is stress- related, yet we would need more medical information before being able to help you fully well. ...Read more

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Have had aching feeling down one leg for a few weeks. Now it has a heavy feeling and slight numbness at times in that leg.

Have had aching feeling down one leg for a few weeks. Now it has a heavy feeling and slight numbness at times in that leg.

Ans: First you need to give a thorough history. For ex. Do you have a back history or do you do repetitive work? StRt with this. Then you need s good exam from your doctor and possible diagnostic testing ...Read more

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My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today.?

My fiance have pain behind one knee, and feeling some numbness down the leg and under it. He has been kneeling for a while on hard surface today.?

Knee pain: I agree with Dr. Patel. You should have him evaluated. Since he likely won't need surgery before other conservative treatments are used, it would also be fine to start with an evaluation by your Family Physician. ...Read more

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Shooting Heat sensation down my left leg from the back of my calf down. No numbness or burning. What could this be?

Shooting Heat sensation down my left leg from the back of my calf down. No numbness or burning.  What could this be?

Shooting sensation: Shooting sensation down calf can be due to: strain, sprain, trauma/overexertion. Rarely due to diabetes, spinal cord issue, tumor. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Ex-husband had stroke 3 yrs ago. After a hot bath he squeezes and pushes down his leg and fluid leaks out and numbness temp gone. What is this?

Ex-husband had stroke 3 yrs ago. After a hot bath he squeezes and pushes down his leg and fluid leaks out and numbness temp gone. What is this?

Need More Info: Is the leg always swollen, and a lot? Is it completely paralyzed, and does he elevate the leg? Elevating will help reduce, as will exercise and ambulation, if able. What you describe is a leg so swollen, perhaps chronically, that water (called serous fluid) is actually seeping through the skin. NOT GOOD! Can easily lead to infection, amputation, or blood clot! Consider a compression stocking. ...Read more

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Hello Dr Conti, for the last week I have had numbness down both the front of my legs, from the knees down... what do you think this may be a result of?

Numbness: This is consistent with a peripheral sensory neuropathy or acute neuritis since there apparently is no associated leg weakness. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and the appropriate testing will be ordered. ...Read more

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I had a wood gate fall on my left leg (calf area) now I have a huge (goofball) below where the impact happened it has brusing area the area and no pain but the know has numbness in it. When I mash down on it feels like a rubber bad in my leg. Do u think

You : You are right, it could be a torn calf muscle, or it could be that you tore a vein from the trauma and have a large hematoma. However, a blood clot is a possibility as well. Any calf pain and swelling should indicate a vascular study (ultrasound) of your leg to be sure that you don't have a blood clot, which can be fatal. I would advise that you see a physician and have this tested immediately. If you have pain, increased swelling, any shortness of breath or chest pain then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more