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Good morning Lately when I wake up in the morning, I have

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Good morning
Lately when I wake up in the morning, I have a numbness in both legs from my
knees down..I find it difficult to walk at first. It takes almost all morning until
it feels normal again.
Welcome to , This is Dr. Robert, I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort.
I am going to assist you with your question today. First, I need a little more information:

Have you noticed legs cramps at night?
How long has this been going on for?
Are you taking any pills?
Have you noticed swelling or discoloration in legs?
Any past significant medical illness?


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hello Dr. Robert, thank you for your quick response
1) I haven't noticed any cramps in my legs at night
2) Its been a couple of weeks off and on
3) I take ADVIL on occasion
4) No I have not
5) No I'm pretty healthy

Joanne Pauluik
Dear Joanne, Thanks for the additional information.
I understand your problem. These symptoms can be due to neuropathy or other nerve diseases.
It can occur due to diabetes ,thyroid disorders, vitamin deficiency,
low calcium or electrolyte abnormalities.
This may also occur due to pinched nerve in spine, and may be affected by posture in sleep. Pressure on the spinal nerves, or pressure on Peripheral nerves can cause numbness in legs after waking up in morning.

You will be requiring few tests for exact diagnosis. These are-

-Complete blood count
-Electrolyte level
-Thyroid function tests
-Measurement of vitamin levels
-Blood sugar tests.
Also Electromyography test and MRI of spine may be considered.
You should take plenty of vegetables, fruits, water and electrolyte solutions. Also you should take vitamin B complex supplements.
I advise you to see your doctor, for evaluation and get it managed.
Good luck and take

I trust I've helped, and please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Best regards.
Dr. Robert

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