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I have gotten vibrating feelings in my left shin and knee, those finally went away, now my right leg is falling asleep/tingling throughout the day.

I have gotten vibrating feelings in my left shin and knee, those finally went away, now my right leg is falling asleep/tingling throughout the day.

Nerve problem: Those sensations - vibration, tingling, numbness - are associated with a nerve that is being pinched or otherwise damaged. I would get that evaluated by your Family Doctor or a Neurologist. ...Read more

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Leg falling asleep while driving?

Leg falling asleep while driving?

Go see a doctor: If it happens persistently you should see a doctor to make sure everything it s ok. Sometimes this can be a sign of serious medical conditions. Two things need to be ruled out here- vascular disease, nervous system disease. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

It's not normal: Most commonly people's arms or legs "fall asleep" after they have been resting in a position that compresses the sensory nerves to the respective area (s). If this is happening when your not in particular positions that are "squeezing" on your arms and/or legs, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Leg falling asleep while sitting crosslegged?

Leg falling asleep while sitting crosslegged?

Normal: Pressure on area decrease sensation. Move leg slowly to wake leg up. Become aware of what position is tolerated. Any problems while sitting or walking? ...Read more

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Any reasons why my legs keep falling asleep randomly?

Numbness: An extremity may have a prickly, tingling or numb sensation when pressure is place against a nerve – thus compressing it. ...Read more

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My leg keeps falling asleep. Is this from bad circulation?

My leg keeps falling asleep. Is this from bad circulation?

Unlikely: The sensation of legs falling asleep is probably unrelated to your circulation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a shock from legs falling asleep?

Is it possible for you to get a shock from legs falling asleep?

Not certain what: You mean by shock - but there can be a pins ; needles electric feeling. Recommend eval if this is a chronic pattern for you. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons someone's legs feel heavy when they are falling asleep?

What are some of the reasons someone's legs feel heavy when they are falling asleep?

Normal: As your body shuts down for sleep, muscles start the process before the brain is completely asleep, so they feel heavy or paralyzed. ...Read more

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Could being tall (6'4) have anything to do with my legs falling asleep when sittin on the toilet?

Could being tall (6'4) have anything to do with my legs falling asleep when sittin on the toilet?

Tall legs go to slee: You are compressing some nerves to you legs and they do not get enough blood so they do not work right.
But would get taller toilet. And sit there less. You don't want to get up and not be able to stand and fall and drop your phone or book in the potty. ...Read more

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Y leg keep going num and falling asleep and takes like five to ten minutes to come back in what does this mean I also was dinose with spinal problems?

Y leg keep going num and falling asleep and takes like five to ten minutes to come back in what does this mean I also was dinose with spinal problems?

Nerve irritation: Your spinal issues could be causing compression of nerves that control sensation of the leg. However there are many causes of this so I would see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of restless leg syndrome other than kicking when falling asleep?

What are symptoms of restless leg syndrome other than kicking when falling asleep?

RLS symptoms: Rls causes a strong urge to move your legs. This urge to move often occurs with strange and unpleasant feelings in your legs. Moving your legs relieves the urge and the unpleasant feelings. People with RLS describe the unpleasant feelings as creeping, crawling, pulling, itching, tingling, burning, aching, or electric shocks. See http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/rls/. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent my legs from falling asleep when I'm in a wheelchair 24/7?

Are there any good ways to prevent my legs from falling asleep when I'm in a wheelchair 24/7?

Movement: Keep rotating or re-adjusting your legs and massaging or rubbing could help stimulate the nerves and muscles of your legs to keep them 'awake'. ...Read more

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My boyfriend, 39, white, has vitiligo. His legs jerk really bad all night every night and are never still after falling asleep. Why?

Restless leg syndrom: Can be detected through a formal sleep study and once diagnosed, can be treated. ...Read more

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I'm having issues sleeping. Falling asleep is easy but, I wake up to my body jerking. Sometimes it just my legs other times my whole body. Any ideas?

Irritable leg: Syndrome is a well recognized problem involving the nervous system during sleep. It is entirely possible that it can spread to other parts of the body. Treatment is not always helpful but should be tried under a physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my foot/leg from falling asleep?

What can I do to stop my foot/leg from falling asleep?

See your doctor.: Could be a nerological or vascular deficiency which is important, and could worsen over time. ...Read more

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Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more

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If a person's hands and legs 'jerk' immediately upon falling asleep, what does it mean?

If a person's hands and legs 'jerk' immediately upon falling asleep, what does it mean?

Hypnic jerk: It is called a hypnic jerk, and is very common. It is harmless except as you noticed already wakes you up. Some people theorize that being overly tired or stressed tends to bring it on. ...Read more

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I have a lot of problems falling asleep due to twitchy legs. Is this restless leg syndrome or something else?

Possibly: This is not entirely an unusual complaint, but when repetitive leg restlessness interferes with sleep it can add to daytime fatigue, concentration problems, anxiety, and other poblems. A medical evaluation to make sure there are not any metabolic or other deficiences, avodiance of cafeine/coffee, good tretchign and exercise should be tried - but if these don't work a sleep study would be in order. ...Read more

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Been experiencing leg and feet jerks for a few weeks now. It's an involuntary jerk. Also happens when falling asleep. On Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg for 2 month help?

Been experiencing leg and feet jerks for a few weeks now. It's an involuntary jerk. Also happens when falling asleep. On Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg for 2 month help?

If its both feet: And occasional don't worry. If its just one leg / foot (the same one) you need to get an EEG. All antidepressants lower the seizure threshold a bit. Focal seizures are more likely to occur as one transitions from one stage of sleep to another. If its preventing you from getting restful sleep see your doctor for an evaluation and a sleep study (periodic limb movement). ...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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I have an issue with my legs. They are always sore and often one leg or both feels as though it is falling asleep but they never actually fall asleep?

I have an issue with my legs. They are always sore and often one leg or both feels as though it is falling asleep but they never actually fall asleep?

See your doc...: This could be a sign of a problem with blood flow or the nerves, and warrants an evaluation by a healthcare professional! ...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?

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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I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do

Need evaluation: During that interval between wakefulness and sleep there is some normal shifting around of arms and legs. This does not normally require treatment.Anxiety can make these movement more pronounced and when anxiety is treated they lessen and sleep comes more quickly.
Sometimes however when the restless movements are very bothersome they represent restless legs syndrome (rls) and need meds. ...Read more