I've been having issues with weak and rubbery legs, numbness in my feet, hands and face, and my feet flushing very red when I stand. (Previous comment with more detail about my history. I've been taking Lexapro since then and the anxiety has improved.) My spinal MRI came back with the note, "Left L5-S1 disc protrusion possibly traversing left S1 nerve roots." My research suggests an L5-S1 problem could explain my rubbery legs and foot numbness, but could it explain the arm weakness and numbness in my face, hands and feet? [more inside]
Having lost feeling in half my leg and with no further comments from my GP, what should i be doing, or not, while waiting for test results? [more inside]
Intermittent slight tingling / numbness on outside of calf and foot. NO pain. At all. Is this sciatica or what? [more inside]
Earlier this year I was diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica in my left leg. I am currently having a flare-up. Please give me your experiences, tell me what causes your flare-ups, tell me what helps you. [more inside]
I developed a really bad case of pregnancy induced carpal tunnel. It mostly went away after my son's birth, but my arms are still waking me up at night. See details for oddities. [more inside]
YANMD. I am experiencing my second episode of numbness in my fingers/hands. What kind of tests can I expect when I go to the doctor? [more inside]
I get numbness in my right hand after biking 5 to 10 miles. Now what? [more inside]
Three years ago, I inherited a solid Biachi road bike from my dad. I'm pretty into it now. I usually bike 50 - 100 miles on the weekends, but as that number has crept up, I've run into some some fit issues. Maybe you can help me out with some conceptual stuff. [more inside]
Actually, just the left hand. I know a professional bike fitting is my best bet, but I wanted to get any other ideas first. [more inside]
How to be more sensitive to my feelings after depression? [more inside]
A year after a run-in with some crazymeds, my emotions still feel numbed out. The meds are out of my system; what gives? [more inside]
YANMD, but: I have been practicing a bit of piano as of late. Maybe too much, as I started again out of the blue, and am working on a song that is relatively difficult for me. i noticed recently that my left shoulder is starting to tingle while playing. At first I thought it was just a one-day thing, but the problem is persisting and seems to be getting worse. [more inside]
How big a deal is this numbness following a (presumed) spider bite? [more inside]
Ulnar nerve issues: I'm constantly waking up in the middle of the night with my pinky and ring finger, along with that part of my right hand going numb or asleep. I've had enough. YANMD, but what can I do? [more inside]
Is a numb, detached state a possible component of PTSD? [more inside]
What medical problem did I experience I few years ago? It baffled the doctors at the time - can you diagnose it now? [more inside]
My feet tend to go numb when I'm doing cardio (elliptical, treadmill, spinning, stairclimber.) Am I doing it wrong? [more inside]
My left pinky finger and the outer edge of my left hand are numb and a bit tingly, presumably due to ulnar nerve compression. Safe to wait a few days and see if it goes away, or urgent? [more inside]
I have numbness after a nasty fall directly on my right knee. Saw a doc and had x-rays done (pelvis, knee, ankle). Nothing broken. Now my knee, plus half my thigh and half my calf are quite swollen and bruised. How long can I expect the numbness to last? [more inside]
What is happening? I'm scared I'm going to wake up completely unable to walk. Should I wait for the call about the MRI or do I need to go to the emergency room? [more inside]
Is it normal for nipples to be numb? [more inside]
I feel completely different mentally from 2 years ago. Help me reverse it (if possible). Kinda long...
I feel completely different mentally from 2 years ago. Help me reverse it (if possible). Kinda long... [more inside]
I had a breast reduction about four years ago and every once in awhile a numb part of my breast feels itchy. What's up with that? (possibly NSFW) [more inside]
YANMD (and I am going to see one): Numbness in right arm and leg? No shooting pains, and I can use them both, but there's a general feeling of limbs falling asleep. [more inside]
Medical mystery! Useless, rubbery leg: can it be as simple as sciatica or am I in for some bad news? [more inside]
She gave me her Christmas present...a separation [more inside]
During sleep, I experience hand or finger numbness. It involves the first three digits mostly (thumb, pointer and middle). [more inside]
Why does my hip/left side of my lower back have a tingling/numbness to it? [more inside]
About 84 hours ago I had four wisdom teeth extracted. The bottom left, though, has been the most painful and swollen post-op. I've also noticed a strip along the left underside of my tongue was numb and, more significantly, that strip has since spread around the tip of my tongue. Should I be worried/what should I ask my doctor (whom you are not)? [more inside]
I've recently developed a tingling sensation in my hands and elbow whenever I use my home computer. [more inside]
The tips and the outer sides of both my friend's big toes are numb. It started about a week ago, maybe more. What could the cause be? [more inside]
When I was a kid, I used to have fairly significant weakness in both my hands when I woke up in the morning. Any ideas what that might have been? [more inside]
I am wondering why my right arm randomly goes numb for no reason at all. I don't lift anything heavy or anything of that sort, so what could it possibly be?
I am wondering why my right arm randomly goes numb for no reason at all. I don't lift anything heavy or anything of that sort, so what could it possibly be? Some of my friends seem to think these are early signs of a possible stroke or a heart attack but I can't really buy that since I am 22 years old, fairly relaxed with a normal amount of a stress than any college student would have. I also take no medications, I live a fairly normal lifestyle.
Seeking advice regarding Wisdom tooth extraction complications. [more inside]
Numb foot. I'm going to see the doctor about this next week, but wanted to get an idea of what people think this might be, and Google hasn't been so terribly helpful: I've been going all-but-completely numb in my left foot during the course of my four-to-six mile runs. It wears off when I get home, but sloooowwwwwly, and it's freaking me the fuck out. What's up? [more inside]
The tip of my left big toe* sometimes gets numb, down to the point about half-way down the nail, all around the toe. I can't see any cause for this. It's not injured or gangrenous. "What's up with that?" * someone else's left big toe
Why did my ear suddenly go numb? Should I go to a doctor? [more inside]
What can I do for numbness in the balls of my feet? Over the past year, as I approach 60, I have developed what I have self-diagnosed as a form of metatarsalgia - the balls of my feet get increasingly numb during the day - possibly due to thinning of the tissues in the feet. The more flexible and cushioned the shoe, the less the problem, and cushion inserts also help. Are there shoes and/or inserts that have helped others with this specific problem?
In virtually any chair, couch, car seat, etc., my buttocks gets sore, but only on the right side. This has been getting worse for 30 years (I am 60). My doctor was not helpful: "use a better pad". I had to give up my recumbent bike--can't easily stand or squirm to relieve the pain/numbness. Does anyone know what might be the cause and treatment of this?
A few months back I had dangerously too much to drink. Sometime after that, I realized that the little finger of one hand has less sensation than it should. It's not completely numb and moves normally, but the partial numbness is disconcerting. Could alcohol consumption have caused this? Is this a symptom I should see a doctor about?
Every single morning when I wake up, my left hand and forearm are 'asleep'. Am I doing any long-term damage to the flesh/nerves of that hand by letting this continue to happen? [more inside]