My wife's got this problem.. maybe you know what it is

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  1. Predaking

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    For a few days now my wife would lose feelings in her arm during sleep. She would wake up and be paralyzed in one of her arms, sometimes both, and would need some time to get the feelings back. It happens whenever she sleeps and she tried several sleeping positions to no avail. I checked webmb.com but can't find a keyword that would lead me to a diagnosis. Do any of you know she's suffering from? I plan to take her to a doctor next week but since it's Sunday I just want some opinions or maybe an knowledged answer. Thanks.
     
  2. Prisoner1138

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    She's suffering from "needs-to-see-the-doctor-maybe-go-check-webmd-not-a-transformers-board-for-medical-advise-itis".
     
  3. seeker311

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    Sounds like a circulation problem
     
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    Might be a pinched nerve
     
  5. Predaking

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    I think that may be it. She pulled a muscle in her back while lifting the baby one time and it's never fulled healed. Maybe the nerve got damaged as well and it's affecting the nerves in her arms. I think I will have to take her to a doc next week.
     
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    Yeah I have a pinched nerve in my back hip which from time to time makes my left leg go numb and weak
     
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    I second the pinched nerve hypothesis. And if it's her entire arm, that's even worse. My hands used to "fall asleep" all the time - I developed tendinitis in both wrists from washing dishes at a busy restaurant. I was taking tons of ibuprofen and wearing wrist braces.

    Ibuprofen is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and the idea is that it will bring muscle swelling down, because with things like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and some other repetitive motion injuries, it's muscles pinching the nerves because they've gotten too big for the available space. Finally I ended up switching jobs rather than go under the knife.

    Until you can get her to a doctor, consider OTC ibuprofen, in case it's a muscle issue.
     
  8. TonyzCustomz

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    Does she have diabetes? That can lead to poor circulation. If not then pinched nerve, go see a doctor.
     
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    I had that same problem before. When I slept, I would be in a position that cut off circulation to the entire arm. It was numb when I woke up, and when the blood flow started up again, it hurt like a SOB.
     
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    I had something similar but in my hands. It was basically because I was sleeping on them and there was no blood flow. Your wifes could be something similar, or pinched nerve possibly.
     
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    I have a problem like that with my right arm. Sometimes when I sleep and my arm is positioned above my head, I'll wake up and my whole arm is numb. Once I get it down to a normal position the numbness subsides. I've never gone to a doctor about it even though I probably should. Don't be like me, though. Definitely have your wife see a doctor.
     
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    If its happening a lot, then definitely go see a doctor.

    I hope things are working out otherwise with you guys, too.

    --Moony
     
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    Maybe she's just not in the mood, and that was the first thing she thought of.
     
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    No it doesn't.

    That being said, paralysis is very different from numbness, but either way, the symptoms you're describing could be the result of a variety of conditions, ranging from the completely benign to the very serious. It'd be impossible to say any more without a thorough history and physical. Take her to a doctor. Or a PA, I hear they're awesome.

    But offhand, the periodically bilateral nature of the symptoms really increases the suspicion for a non-neurological cause.

    Also, WebMD is fucking awful. But a keyword you can try, if you want to, is "parathesia."
     
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    QFT! According to WedMD, I should probably be dead by now with the many forms of cancer it has diagnosed me with!

    Go see your doc as soon as possible. No substitute for the real deal.
     
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    Webmd is probably one of the worse sites to find information on any illness you may be having...
     
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    "hon would you like to..."
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    hope wifey gets well duder.
     
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    I'm sure your wife appreciates the expert medical analysis provided by the toy collectors on this Transformers message board.
     
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    LOL :lolol 
     

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