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Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 15 days ago.


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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 15 days ago.

Hi, Kaylee,

What is your question?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I have numbness in my arms and legs to some degree almost all the time. i had never had any issues until i noticed onset about 3 weeks ago while sleeping, my forearm went completely numb. At the time i was having a hard time emptying my bladder during urination. at this time i am not having this problem anymore. now however, while I sleep my arms and legs fall go numb and I wakeup from sound sleep. i am not on any medications, recently tested by blood sugar and even after meals i am well under 100 and when i recently tested my blood pressure i was still in the "normal" range of normal. don't know what else to do and i am concerned about what could be wrong.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 15 days ago.

Numbness in one arm or leg can be from sleeping position, or from pressure on a nerve as it transverses a narrow area, such as a cubital tunnel, but if you are noticing it in all limbs, you need to see your primary provider. Simple blood work may reveal a vitamin deficiency, or you may need a referral to a neurologist. There are dozens of causes of numbness and no way to tell without testing what is causing it.

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