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Why do my legs tingle at night?

Why do my legs tingle at night?

Rls: Restless leg syndrome (rls) is a possibility. It is a clinical diagnosis. Based on complaints of funny feeling in legs. It is worse at night and relieved by activity. Other causes of tingling at night can be neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, nocturnal cramps to name a few. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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I have been having burning and tingling really bad when I lay down at night and the burning keeps going further up my legs. ?

I have been having burning and tingling really bad when I lay down at night and the burning keeps going further up my legs. ?

Burning & tingling: There are many causes of a symptom like this. A face-to-face visit and exam may help show some of the clues of the cause of this. Is the symptom only present at night? It would be a good idea to check the blood for glucose, vitamin B12 and others. There is no substitute for a live, face-to-face doctor visit for a complaint like this. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I am lying on my leg at night the thigh starts tingling and goes numb is this because I am overweight?

Sometimes when I am lying on my leg at night the thigh starts tingling and goes numb is this because I am overweight?

Happens to everyone: Compressing a limb at night is something that we all do at some time or another in our lifetime. Doesn't matter if you're overweight or even UNDERweight a person's ENTIRE bodyweight is much greater than the weight of just 1 limb, right? Sooo, the ability to compress a limb by the body by sleeping on it in a funny way is great. ...Read more

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Left leg is painful. Needle like and tingling pain. Also left leg is getting skinnier/thinner than right leg. Can't sleep at night with this pain. ?

Left leg is painful. Needle like and tingling pain. Also left leg is getting skinnier/thinner than right leg. Can't sleep at night with this pain. ?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. It sounds like you could have developing atrophy and this can be a sign of significant nerve injury. This should be evaluated further, sooner than later. ...Read more

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Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Hello. I frequently sleep on my couch at night, left side. I woke up this morning with a tingling/burning sensation on my left leg below knee?

Neurological issue: The pain that you are describing is consistent with a distribution in the L4-L5 distribution and below. You should see a good neurologist. You midht need an MRI of that part of your body to define what is happening more exactly. And then treatment. ...Read more

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I am having tingling in the legs at night and also my viens are bulging in my arms and legs. Mostly at night but also when i get mad

I am having tingling in the legs at night and also my viens are bulging in my arms and legs. Mostly at night but also when i get mad

Get help: The symptoms you describe could represent several entities. Some of which are quite rare; eg., erythromelalagia. Your best course is to make a journal of what happens in detail and when it happens, then take the journal to your doctor for help in deciphering the clues. ...Read more

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Odd tingling sensation in both arms and legs for about a week. Subsides at night and then comes back during day. What could be the cause?

Odd tingling sensation in both arms and legs for about a week. Subsides at night and then comes back during day. What could be the cause?

See a doctor: Some medications, as well as diseases of the nervous system can cause tingling. Suggest you see a doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Did holster and ECG, everything is ok. Still feel tingling on my left chest, and my left leg becomes stiff. Feel nauseous and confused at night. Why?

Did holster and ECG, everything is ok. Still feel tingling on my left chest, and my left leg becomes stiff. Feel nauseous and confused at night. Why?

Not your heart: Please see a doctor for your symptoms. From your description it is unlikely to be cardiac . Try diet and exercise and avoid caffeine and alcohol several hours prior to going to bed. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more