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Re: What could it possibly be????

Posted By CCF MD GS on June 23, 1998 at 08:10:41:

In Reply to: What could it possibly be???? posted by Debby on June 21, 1998 at 17:56:01:

For the last few months, I have been waking up at night{several times} and
my left hand and fingers are "asleep". It takes me a long time to wake
them up, and get them to work properly.
Last week, I woke up ...but my fingers did not!!. My small"pinky"
finger feels like it is dead or made of rubber. Once in a while I will
feel a tingling pain in it, like it is trying to "wake up". My ring finger
is in a constant state of tinkling and burning. The left side of my palm
is now starting to tingle and burn, and has lost most of the feeling in it.
Recently, I had a graying out while driving, and it felt as though many
parts of my body went numb, but the feelings returned within a couple of
minutes. My left leg has started getting the shakes when I walk too much,
or exercise. {Sometimes, even when sitting in taffic with the clutch down.}
I am a 40 year old female, good health{I think}, but my family history
consists of many stroke victims.
It seems also that I have been having alot of headaches, but I guess that
could be stress related due to a lay off from work, and worrying over
Could this numbing and graying sensation be related in any way?
And what could it possibly be?
Any help would be appreciated right now.

Thankd for the questions Debby. The numbness that you are having in your left hand sounds very much like carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a condition that affects the median nerve as it crosses under a ligament in the palm. Diagnosis is made by history and physical examination along with an EMG (Electromyogramphy) study.  Wrist splints at night can be very helpful initially. The graying out that you are having sounds more like a near syncopal (passing out) type reaction and I'm not sure the two events are related but it should be investigated. Are you eating regularly?  I'm not sure about the shaking in your leg but you have enough neurologic complaints that you should be evaluated by a neurologist to determine if further testing is required.
This information is provided for general medical education purposes. Please consult your doctor for diagnostic and treatment options.
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