I had a crazy experience this morning and am wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar. When I got out of bed this morning I had no control of my left leg. It almost felt limp like "a fish". Kind of like if you held your arm straight up but couldn't hold it there and it just fell dead weight to your side. I held on to the bed and forced myself to take a few steps. My foot didn't feel like it was making normal contact with the floor. Anyway, after a few steps I was able to get back to normal. It didn't feel like it was asleep. It wasn't numb or tingling. It was one of the oddest sensations I have ever felt. Have any of you experienced anything like this? It really scared me. Thanks to all - k
Woke up one day because the phone was ringing, jumped out of bed, and started to walk toward the phone, and fell on the floor. My left leg wasn't there. I mean, it was there, but I couldn't feel it. It was like it didn't exist. I managed to get back up, using the left leg (it still worked!) and hobbled toward the phone. While I was talking on the phone (client, so had to act normal) I shook my leg and stomped it on the floor. Slowly, oh so slowly, it came back to life.
I told the neurologist about this, but he blew it off. I don't think he understood. My leg wasn't asleep, it was GONE. It didn't feel like I was standing on it at all. I wish I'd had the foresight to feel it, to check whether it was numb.
Since then, I've had problems with both legs. I think sleeping does cause problems, maybe nerve impingement, and we're more susceptible because we already have nerve damage. So far it's worn off by the time I'm ready to go to work. Scares me, because I really don't want to use a cane or a chair!
My theory is that there's a lesion in my spine causing my leg problems. Right leg is atrophied and weak, and the left leg is all varicose-veiny and tingly a lot of the time.
yup! Woke up one morning, and my legs just didn't function right! My sister calls my walk the "penguin walk", I say that I'm "perfecting the shuffle". Basically my legs just don't function like they should, but yet they aren't numb or anything like that. So, now I have a funny gait and a shuffle... and it's been since May that it's occurred and it worsened greatly in June.
I described it to a neuro and the forumn as though my legs were like lead.
I hope that this is just a one time thing for you! Smiles.
I definitely relate. Done the falling thing, the hangin on for dear life and also tried doin a few excercise with my legs before climbing out of bed. You are definitely right when you say that it is the oddest sensation! Good luck with it and I am so hoping it clears up fast for you! Take care! Kim
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