I have a quick question well atleast I think it's quick. I have noticed the last couple of days that when I sit for a while sometimes short sometimes long that my left leg goes to sleep and it is difficult to get it to stop the painful tingling. I have been writing for papers the last couple of days and notices this. Could this be the MS? A few times it happened after just sitting for a minute or too and it took over 20 minutes of moving around to get it to stop.
Yes, mine do too. Especially during the middle of the night. Sometimes they fall asleep so deeply I can't move them when I first wake. But after 30 seconds or so of groggy terror, they come back.
I asked a neuro about it today, and he didn't have anything to say regarding a sleeping limb/MS correlation. I remember that Sho posted an article on here a long time ago about a correlation between sleeping limbs and neurological symptoms, though...
I've literally been told all my life, that this was caused from poor circulation, basically your compressing the nerve whilst in a certain position, and the pin's and needles feeling is from the return of blood flow etc its dead common and usually perfectly normal but its also connected to diseases too. Its official name is trancient parasthesia.
An easy explanations is found here.... http://www.lumrix.net/medical/symptoms/paresthesia.html
lol I'd heard 'circulation issues' so many times i'd stopped mentioning dead limb probs, golly for about 20 years. Well it wasnt until my feet started changing colour (purple to blue/black) and people started freaking out when they noticed, that I started wondering if it wasnt exactly normal anymore lol
Odd though i dont really get the pins and needles like it did for all those years, now a foot will just feel dead and heavy, be an odd colour and then it'll come good again. I dont even notice them changing lol i just walk in circles or like i've got a concrete block on the end of my leg instead of a foot, until the feeling comes back again.
I ended up taking pictures of their colour range, my GP had never seen anything like it before so off I went to get my feet and legs checked via ultra sound to see if there was a blockage or damaged veins. lol even the specialist was stumped cause he'd never seen anything exactly like it before either, I ended up having my entire body checked out via ultra sound and they found absolutely nothing to explain it.
They coincidently were involved in the venus insuficiency testing that was happening for a big world wide study so I was checked out for that too, apart from a weird rappidly fluctuating blood flow reading in my left, aghhhh i've fogotten what its called, large vein in your neck. Anyway the only explanation they could come up with was that a brain lesion was probably aftecting some autonomatic functions, probably is meaningless in my experience though lol
So after all that i've said (lol) it can be normal and sometimes not, and thats so not really helpful is it?
I have wondered this myself. Sometimes just sitting in the bathroom makes my feet and legs "go to sleep" and have the pins and needles feeling. I've wondered if there was a correlation to my MS but have tried not to blame everything I experience on MS. I'm glad you asked this question because it definitely seems several of us have experienced this.
thanks for all your responses! I am so curious if in the future they find out the the effected limbs falling asleep and MS is connected. I personally notice its a lot harder for me to wake up my left side than my right. Hope all of you are well. :)
This is such a great question; thanks for asking it! My feet and left hand have been doing this about 10x more than *normal* since last summer and never thought to mention it to anyone since it seemed I had quite enough to mention as it was. :) If I rub the thumb side of my left arm my hand tingles and feels asleep too, but not on the right arm.
I get this too!! And its only started happening after my last attack around Xmas time (numb from the waist down and numb finger tips). Cjldb I have the same thing, if I sit on the toliet for longer than a few mins I get terrible pins and needles in my left leg (where the last attack started) and It takes awhile for it to go. I get it sat down at my desk too. I assumed it was MS related.... seems alot of us suffer with it.
I started getting it like that when I went to the restroom. I would also wake up with numb limbs. But over the years it has gotten worse. And now I wake up in the middle of the night because the numbness is actually painful. And it is no longer tingling...it is just pain. But I'm still unable to move anything until i get the feeling back. And that also takes longer. A few months ago I started noticing that I've started feeling the numbness and tingling when I'm driving in a normal position on my arms. Also, now I feel my legs heavier and numb just sitting in the office. I tried not to think of it too much but this weekend I went to a wedding and wore a slightly high heel pair of shoes ... I try to avoid those because my feet easily hurt. But this time, my feet and legs from the knee down went numb and painful. I don't know if I will go to the doctor over this but it does have me slightly concerned. ---probable MS stage---
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