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Doctor insights on: Waking Up To Numbness And Pain In Arms And Legs

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I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesnt matter how I sleep. what's up?

I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesnt matter how I sleep. what's up?

Parathesias: Your symptoms most likely go along with some sort of a nerve impingement syndrome. Have the Dr evaluate you for this and an EMG might be needed to further clarify the severity of it. best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

This warrants: medical evaluation. There can be a variety of causes. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

What causes numbness of the arms and legs?

Many things: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common cause of numbness in the hand on the thumb side. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes little finger numbness. If both of the entire hands and feet are numb, then a peripheral neuropathy is more likely. This can be related to long standing diabetes. This problem needs to be worked up by a physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back, arms, and legs, along with shock-like pain and numbness what could be wrong?

I have pain in my back, arms, and legs, along with shock-like pain and numbness what could be wrong?

Disc: Could be a herniated disc from your back that is giving you some problems. See your doctor and perhaps get an MRI of your spine to check. ...Read more

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I feel numbness to different parts of my body. Onset one week. Today i had sensation of pins in my arms and legs. What could be wrong with me?

I feel numbness to different parts of my body. Onset one week.  Today i had sensation of pins in my arms and legs. What could be wrong with me?

Hyperventilation: The simple explanation would be hyperventilation with anxiety & your symptoms. If so, breath holding for a few minutes will reverse the symptoms. Alternatively, hypothyroidism could cause a similar set of symptoms. You need to see a doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

I keep having numbness and tingling in my arms and legs. I've been tested for m.S. And it came back negative. Any other thoughts?

Numbness: Are you anxious are feeling a lot of stress. The most common cause of numbness of hands and feet is anxiety with or without hyperventilation. Hyperventilation, repeated deep breaths, can occur in some people who just sigh a lot. If the numbness or tingling is constant and progressive, you need to see a doctor to evaluate for spinal cord or peripheral nerve problems (rare). ...Read more

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Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Tingling & Numbness on arms and legs. Several tests conducted. Still without a diagnosis. What can this be?

Neuro-metabolic diso: If youjr doc can't figure it out go to the local university medical center. You just might be an interesting patient! There is a very long list in the differential here-i.e.the list of likely suspects. It could be neurological, metabolic, neurodegenerative, infectious. They only give us 400 spaces here.Look at google scholar or www.mayoclinic.com or www.johnshopkins.com. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities? It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs

What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities?
It first started with the arms and is now  in the anterior part of the legs

Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated, feel better. ...Read more