Neurology Community
Morning Numbness
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Morning Numbness

I wake up every morning with numbness in my legs,arms,and hands.I am always tired.I had to make a trip to the emergency room two weeks ago.I woke,and was numb mostly in my left side.My left arm and leg.I was trembling,and could barely stand long enough to shower.I was given an EKG.The results were normal.My blood pressure was a little high,but came down while they were monitoring me.Can someone tell me what could be the problem?                          Thanks    Christie Callahan
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar dr m tn
Hi,
There are  many causes of numbness besides a heart problem. They are-Nerve disorders, Nutritional neuropathy, Nerve entrapment, Nerve compression, Circulatory disorders, Diabetes, Multiple sclerosis, Stroke, TIA, Panic attack , Syringomyelia, Sciatic nerve lesions, Heavy metal toxicity and many others. Please go for an MRI of the brain and spine and consult a neurologist for diagnosis. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!

Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Actually, "morning numbness" is commonly associated with two conditions. Spinal stenosis and diabetes. With abnormal blood sugar levels in the morning the osmolality of tisues are affected, which causes fluid to exert pressure on nerves, causing numbness. After breakfast, as the sugar levels improves, the pressure relaxes and the numbness disappears. Thus, the first tests to take with "morning numbness" (assuming it is not positional are blood glucose and an hbcA1c. The "trembling" is also a flag for a blood sugar disorder. This does not mean that diabetes is your problem, but it's worth taking a few inexpensive tests to rule this condition out.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
1780921 tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
16744917 tn?1451270439
Blank
gjjl
Dallas, TX