Numbness and Tingling in Both Arms and Legs


This article describes disorders causing numbness and tingling in BOTH arms (hands) AND legs (feet). Typical symptoms are mentioned beside each disorder.

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Peripheral neuropathies (Gk. peripheria = outer surface; neuropathy = nerve disease) are disorders affecting nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Sensitive, motor and autonomic fibres of the spinal nerves and vagal nerve, can be affected and cause:

  • Numbness, tingling, burning, pain or weakness in limbs
  • Problems with coordination, muscle weakness, partial paralysis, falling from leg buckling or tripping over toes, problem with fine finger movements
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Heat intolerance
  • Dizziness at standing up
  • Early satiety, diarrhea, constipation, unintentional weight loss
  • Problems with urination
  • Male impotence

Causes of Numbness Due to Peripheral Neuropathies

Below is a list of causes of peripheral neuropathies with arm or leg numbness or tingling as common symptoms:

  1. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (in diabetes I or II): “stocking-glove” (feet-hands) pattern of numbness
  2. Alcoholic neuropaty: long term excessive alcohol drinking, burning feet, wide-based gait
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis: symmetrically swollen and warm joints in hands and/or feet, morning stiffness, numbness
  4. Vitamin B-12 and folate deficiency: weakness due to anemia, paleness, sore mouth and tongue, loss of appetite, numb feet and hands
  5. Uremia (from kidney failure): weakness, uremic frost, itchy skin (all over), edema (puffy face in the morning), numbness in limbs, urine-like odor to the breath
  6. Lyme disease (disseminated form): severe fatigue and headache, behavioral changes, numbness in the limbs, problems with the eyes, heart or joints
  7. Hepatitis C: history of a drug abuse, numbness in limbs, and often NO jaundice or other liver-related symptoms
  8. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an inflammation of peripheral nerves due to abnormal immune response; numbness or tingling usually starts in toes or fingers; arms and legs weakness, and fatigue are common
  9. Leprosy , at the date, appears in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Brasil and certain African countries. Symptoms include rounded pigmentations on the limbs, numbness in hands (fingers) or feet (toes), limbs deformities
  10. Amyloidosis: enlarged tongue, right upper abdominal fullness, numbness in hands/feet
  11. Friedreich’s ataxia: clumsiness, staggering or lurching gait, trembling when standing still, impaired speech, arm/legs numbness
  12. Colorado tick fever, transmitted by a tic bite, occurring in Colorado/US: fever, sensitivity to light, headache, severe muscle aches, difficulty walking and breathing, limb numbness
  13. POEMS syndrome includes polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes. The cause is uncertain; unusual skin sensation and weakness can appear in the limbs on both sides


  1. Multiple sclerosis can cause numbness and tingling in various parts of the body, but rarely in a symmetrical pattern.
  2. Stroke can cause sudden numbness on one side of the body, for example in the left arm and leg.


Causes of impaired circulation resulting in arm/leg numbness or tingling:

  1. Peripheral vascular disease is narrowing of arteries due to their calcification (arteriosclerosis). Affected legs (or arms) can be pale, with blue/red discoloration, cold, painful, tingling or numb. Buerger’s disease usually develops in heavy male smokers (20-40 years of age) and cause pain, numbness and tingling in the feet and/or hands triggered by exercise and relieved by rest; ulcers on fingers/toes may appear.
  2. Frostnip, chilblains and frostbite: pale, bluish, numb skin on fingers, toes, nose and ears due to prolonged exposure to low temperatures
  3. Polyarteritis nodosa is a type of vasculitis, affecting medium-sized arteries: painful skin changes on the legs, partial limb paralysis, numbness in arms/legs, fever, weight loss
  4. Chronic necrotizing vasculitis is a rare vasculitis affecting arterial walls and causing fever, red spots on limbs, numbness and tingling in the toes, fingers, feet and hands


Disorders of the spinal cord or spine (vertebra), causing numbness and tingling in arms and/or legs:

  1. Spinal cord injury. Injuries of the cervical spine result in symmetrical arm and leg paralysis and numbness. Injuries at the thoracic level affect trunk and legs, and lumbar and sacral injuries affect hips and legs. In most spinal cord injuries, urine and fecal incontinence appear.
  2. Spinal tumors are rare, symptoms depend on their location and include back pain, arm or leg pain, weakness, numbness, partial paralysis, clumsiness, muscle spasms, bowel or bladder problems, or spinal deformity. Symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly.
  3. Syringomyelia refers to a cyst (syrinx) in the spinal cord. Symptoms include pain, numbness, stiffness in the back, upper trunk, arms and legs.
  4. Spinal arachnoid cysts are cysts around the spinal cord, which contain cerebrospinal fluid. Symptoms: back and leg pain and tingling or numbness in the legs or arms that worsen with time.


Toxins causing tingling in both hands (arms) and feet (legs):

  1. Fish or shellfish poisoning
    • Ciguatera poisoning. Certain big tropical fish, like tuna or barracuda, accumulate ciguatoxin from reef algae and can, usually few minutes to 30 hours after ingestion, cause tingling or itching in and around the lips, both arms and legs, or elsewhere on the body, reversal of hot/cold sensations, nausea, diarrhea, excessive sweating, headache, and muscle aches. Symptoms may last from few days to several months.
    • Paralytic shellfish poisoning. Shellfish like mussels, cockles, clams, scallops, oysters, crabs and lobsters can, usually 15 minutes to 10 hours after eating, cause numbness or tingling of the face, arms, and legs, followed by headache, dizziness, nausea, and muscular incoordination or floating sensation. In severe poisoning, muscle paralysis and death may occur in 2 to 25 hours.
    • Neurotoxic shellfish poisoningis caused by a toxin accumulated in oysters, clams and mussels. Within 1 to 3 hours after eating, numbness, tingling in the mouth, arms and legs, incoordination, and gastrointestinal upset and reversal of hot/cold sensations can appear; spontaneous recovery usually occurs within 2-3 days.
  2. Arsenic poisoning symptoms: discoloration of the skin, numbness in hands and feet; partial paralysis; blindness


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  • Sabbi

    Hi there, I have had worrisome symptoms since the birth of my son almost 3 years ago. I have a multitude of symptoms and no one seems to be able to figure them out. The most annoying would have to be numbness and tingling in both hands and feet, painful joints in both hands and feet, extreme pain in shoulders, headaches, diziness, backache, muscle twitching, stiffness upon waking, aften numbness in arms and legs upon waking. I have been tested for lupus,RA,MS (MRI of the brain only), my ANA has come back positive than negative than positive and so on. But no one can figure it out. Any ideas of anything that could cause these symptoms that responds to prednisone? Prednisone is my friend as both times I have been on it all my symptoms have magicly disappeared hence ruling out fibro. I would really like somebodies input as I am at a loss.

    Thank you


  • sudhakar

    I have tingling,numbness,insect crawling sensation,electric shock like sensation(15-oct-2010) five days after recovery from dengue fever (10-oct-2010).Initialy the symptoms were very mild for 2 months.first these symptoms started in right abdomen and radiated to chest,arm pits then i have gone through ct scan of abdomen& endoscopy,they are normal.After this all these sensations radiated to all body parts. now i have electric shock like sensation & numbness especially in fingers of hands and in feet.these symptoms are waxing & waning daily and iam getting good sleep and I have gone through MRI of brain,EMG,nerve conduction test & results came as normal only my vitamin d was low 15.I have been to two neurologists. one neuro saying nerves got irritated due to viral infection & prescribed,trigabantin tablets containing alpha lipoic acid ,b12, gaba pentin & also duloxetine.another neuro said it is somatoform disorder & he is saying i have no nutritional deficiency since i got negative for nerve conduction test,EMG & prescribed pregabalin,a dietary supplement rujunex plex,duloxetene and he is saying no relation between neuropathies & vitamin d deficiency.My general physician(who has given treatment for dengue fever) said it is mild peripheral neuropathy & my nerves are weak and advised me to do some exercises in morning for enhancing the sufficient blood flow & oxygen to all parts.upto now i have mild to moderate symptoms.
    my concerns are
    1)my symptoms are due to vitamin d deficiency?
    2)Is it somatoform disorder,because i have lot of sress and worry about my health
    3)These symptoms get worsen in near future?
    4)i heard that peripheral neuropathy starts from extremities like feet&hand fingers in most of the cases,but mine was started from abdomen
    5)whether these neuropathies cause irreverisible damages?

  • Seth

    To start off I only have intermittent issues however lately more and more arises at smaller increments.

    First rpetitive thing was numbness in the left hand. I waived that cause I cut a nerve in my thumb a long time ago and it does that. it however is more frequent and involves more fingers. Yesterday and today it involved both hands.

    I also was tingling in my legs for today’s occassion. I contributed that early on to that same sensation I get when chewing for the first time in a long time.

    today I was rested as I laid in bed all night getting aboout 2hr sleep for 6 of stillness (also reoccuring) could be stresses of end-of-the-term. Had coffee (not a usual) prescribed adderall, and a chew.

    felt the effects of short hard breaths, tingling in extremeties, dull pain in left chest and dizziness. Walking around campus I think helped as it lasted maybe an hr (just thought a bad combo).

    It’s been 4 hours now with the same symptoms but a bit extensified as breathing is a bit more painful and light-head-edness controls my concentration on a project I need to get done stat! I have been sitting still during that time period drafting.

    I know this was long but its been going on for a while and now that its getting to be back-to-back days i’m a little worried, especially for my track season.

    thanks for for any help, hopefully reassuring 🙂

  • Dr. Chris

    Hi Kasboo

    You may have a disorder emanating from the cervical spine like cervical spondylosis, etc. You should see an orthopedic specialist and have an MRI to verify that there is no other underlying disorders like a bulging disc and so on. Depending on the cause, some physical therapy may be able to help. Treatment depends on the diagnosis.

  • Dr. Chris

    Hi Sabbi

    Pregnancy can serve as a trigger for many conditions, particularly autoimmune diseases. This is often seen in women who develop conditions like post partum thyroiditis (thyroid inflammation after pregnancy) and rheumatoid arthritis. Your ANA would therefore come up positive because it is condition possibly of autoimmune origin. This is where your body’s immune system attacks various tissues of the body and in your case, it may be targeted more towards the joint lining and so on. Prednisone is a corticosteroid and suppresses immune activity and reduces inflammation thereby counteracting the action and effects of your autoimmune condition. It is the main medication used in autoimmune diseases. At this point you should see a rheumatologist who will be better suited to assess and manage your condition.

  • pam

    i pulled very heavy cables last november. my work is usually repetitive in nature, but last november totally did me in. i caught about 120lbs of cables thrown down to me from bleachers, and felt my right arm totally give out. i thought i was out of shape? i went to doctor as the usual shoulder/ arm/ pain i had with my repetitive job, became so sever into the hand and neck i could not stand it. they did carpal tunnel surgery in my hand on feb/2011. i still have terrible pain in my neck and arm/shoulder. the pain is so severe, i cannot sleep and cannot lift my arm over my head. my other shoulder is sore now, as i tend to over use the good arm. please help me. someone mentioned i could have some type of “crush x2” injury? thoughts appreciated. pam

  • Dr. Chris

    Hi Sudhakar

    I don’t think we are in a position to answer many of your questions and you should have directed this at your doctors. Despite your descriptive report, there is a chance that you are missing crucial information and often there is a tendency for readers to be subjective about the reports. To answer some of the questions though :
    1. Yes, vitamin D deficiency can cause some of these symptoms.
    2. No way of knowing whether this is a somatoform disorder for sure and this diagnosis is used when all other possible causes to explain your symptoms have been excluded. Given that you admit to being stressed and worried, it may be time to see a psychiatrist and see if mood-stabilizing drugs will actually ease these symptoms.
    3. It may get worse, may improve or even resolved. Nobody can say for sure.
    4. The symptoms you initially experienced on the abdomen could have been due to some other cause that subsequently resolved, so yes, it is reasonable to label this a peripheral neuropathy if the it is only occurring on the feet and hands at this point.
    5. Some neuropathies may cause irreversible damage – remember the nerves cannot “grow” back and depending on the underlying cause, healing may not be possible.

  • ahmad

    how many time needed to relive numbness which caused by stroke

  • Dr. Chris

    Hi Ahmad

    Patients can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to recover. Sometimes it is sooner. There is also a good possibility that there may never be recovery depending on the extent of the infarct.

  • wendy

    I’d be interested in hearing follow up for sudhaker’s situation. Since last summer I have had symetrical numbness in hands and feet as well as tongue that waxes and wanes. When symptoms are at their worst I also have a little cognitive impairment and slurred speech. I’ve gone through a battery of tests (MRI, nerve conduction, celiac tests, thyroid, heavy metals, and more) and the only thing that has come up abnormal is deficiencies in B12 and D. B12 deficiency can cause these symptoms. But I have undergone injections and months of high dosage oral B12 and I haven’t noticed any correlation between B12 consumption and symptom relief. The only thing I’ve noticed that seems to have a definite effect is alcohol consumption. If I drink even a small amount I will usually have symptoms within 24 hours. Recently I went a week without drinking anything and was without symptoms. I had one drink and within an hour had numbness in all three locations. I suspect I’m chronically dehydrated and this may also contribute to the problem. Sudhaker’s post caught my eye, in part, because of the numbness starting in the abdomen. When all this began I had skin sensitivity on one side of my trunk (it felt like a sunburn). I thought perhaps I was about to get shingles but this didn’t happen. It may be only a coincidence, but possibly was some sort of infection.

  • Dr. Chris

    Hi Seth

    We cannot answer this with any degree of accuracy as you have not mentioned much about your age, general health status, medical history, use of drugs or results of tests. You need to see a doctor and have this assessed properly. Take note that many of your symptoms are associated with stress, which is common for a student. If you are not receiving any satisfaction from the doctor you are seeing then it may be time to see a specialist physician like a neurologist. While it does not appear to be a serious ailment, given the benign nature, nevertheless medical attention is always advisable.

  • wendy

    @Seth: I agree with another post that this could be stress.

    If you haven’t already done so, be sure to have your B12 levels checked. If you google B12 deficiency, you’ll recognize some symptoms. Be aware that lab standards for B12 are out of date, so you might get a test result back of 200 that is flagged as “normal” (though in some people that level can cause neurological symptoms). If your doctor is up-to-date, they’ll likely want to supplement if your levels are 400 or below. In other countries, acceptable levels are even higher.

    Another thing–regarding the chest pain, be sure to rule out heartburn (especially if it happens when you lie down). I know that sounds silly, but if you’re not used to heartburn it can be pretty scary. Next time you get the chest pain, you might try a couple of Tums and see if you get any relief. (A note here: chronic use of antacids or proton pump inhibitors will interfere with B12 absorption.)

  • Dr. Chris

    Hi Pam

    You really should seek the advice of the orthopedic surgeon who dealt with your case. Firstly it is still quite soon after your last procedure to be considering other options. Secondly, regular follow ups with your surgeon will allow him to assess any improvement, or lack thereof, and consider other options.

  • Michele

    Can stopping B 12 injections for 2 1/2 months cause muscle weakness in arms, legs? I started the injections again but after one injection I had burning sensations in the extremities and then later in the face and chest. Can a fast drop cause these symptoms? How can I build my levels up safely? It seems like I go every other day with the burning. One day fine, the next day burning? What is going on?

  • linda

    I have numbness and tingling in my feet and legs. It started on my left side. Toes first, then foot, then tightening in my calf and numbness and tingling for 2 days and then my right foot just the toes started tingling went to the foot and calve. Now I have numbness and tingling in both feet. Tightness and tingling in my calves. My bottom area is also numb when I wipe which sound awful. If I am on my feet for an extended period of time they swell. No one will listen to my symptoms to come close to a diagnoses. What is wrong with me. I get seem relief playing down and I am able to sleep at night. Sometimes sitting makes it worse but seems. Standing and cooking for a couple of hours does me in.

  • Chris

    I’ve been quite concerned lately, due to the fact that I’ve been having a lot of numbness in my arms and legs. I’ve noticed that my vision has worsened as well. I’ve been to the doctor and they’ve said my blood pressure ans glucose levels are a little low. Been through cat scans and haven’t found anything else that was wrong with me. Is there anything I can do or take to prevent further numbness and weakness in everyday activities?

  • Arletta Sloan

    I have numbness in my arms, legs, hands, feet, sometimes on my face and scalp, or, upper back and the back of my neck. This used to happen only when I had definite severe constipation due to inflamed bowels, usually from having dairy. I am trying to find information on why inflamed bowels /constipation would cause this and what to do about it. Can you help?

  • Hi Arletta. This is unusual but could be associated with irritable bowel syndrome and even hypothyroidism. The latter usually does not cause such acute episodes of constipation with neuralgia, but both symptoms (constipation and neuralgia) may be present in this condition. You should consider seeing a gastroenterologist and neurologist who may be able to advise you on possible conditions, which may be rare and within their field of specialty.

  • Lisa

    I am a otherwise healthy 25 year old female. Lately I have been experiencing tingling and numbness in my legs and arms. It has periods where it is worse or better. It started in only my left outer thigh but spread to arms and other leg in about a week. This has been happening for about a month now. I saw a neurologist today and she is
    convinced it is simply meralgia paresthetica, which the referring doctor ruled
    out as I have atrophy in the leg that was effected by the numbness and tingling.
    Not only that but now it is in my arms and other leg which the information for this
    condition says it doesn’t coincide with, that it would specifically be in the
    leg only. The neurologist ordered an MRI for my back and a ultra sound. To me
    given that I have tingling and numbness in other areas and other symptoms such
    as loss of coordination, disorientation, almost a drunk feeling without
    drinking at all, and horrible headaches it seems like a back MRI is a waste.
    What do you think? Thank you so much for your help.

  • Hi Lisa. An early diagnosis of meralgia paresthetica is logical given the isolation of the symptoms to the lateral aspect of the thigh. But as you can read from our article on meralgia paresthetica ( most of your more recent symptoms do not fit. So you are quite correct that there must be more to this condition.

    The concern here is how extensive these neurological symptoms seem to be, affecting sensation, leading to muscle wasting and impeding normal coordination and balance. Neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) do come to mind but it is difficult to say for sure. Starting with a spine MRI is a good beginning point and then depending on the findings, or lack thereof, other investigations can then be conducted.

    We can understand how you would see this as a waste of time. In fact at face value, it does seem to be like a waste of time because the symptoms are obviously more extensive than just spinal nerve root compression and so on. However, a back MRI can reveal several pathologies that you may not think of on the surface. Furthermore it is unwise to start testing elsewhere when the basics have not been covered. So go ahead with your neurologist’s advice. He/she does know best. Don’t be too hasty. If you are still unhappy then seek a second opinion.

  • Lisa

    Thank you so much for your reply and your candid explination of why it makes sene to start there. I told her that my symptoms have moved from just the one leg to both legs and both arms, and she literally says no they haven’t. So to me it just seemed like she was running with her own agenda for some reason.

  • Hi Lisa. Do not hesitate to get a second opinion from another doctor if necessary. You are correct in your view of the matter although we cannot say for sure as your doctor knows what she assessed in your case. Nevertheless a second opinion would not hurt.

  • Daisy

    You know there are possibly a few things numbness, tingling and a mirage of others symptoms could be caused from but two things in particular come to mind; #1. Would be thyroid disease and then #2. would be a type of poisoning such as chemical, lead, etc.. I would clearly do some advanced searching and I would not be to eager to abruptly dismiss anything.

  • Hi Daisy. Thank you for your input. Yes, you are correct that symptoms like numbness and tingling can be associated with thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism. Peripheral neuropathy is a complication of untreated hypothyroidism and it is in this nerve condition where such symptoms may arise. It may also be seen in poisoning such as arsenic, lead and other metals.These possibilities should also be a consideration when there is no clearly identifiable neurological or circulatory cause in particular.

  • ashley beeks

    I am a 23 year old female. I have pain in my arms and legs that feels like im getting poked with needles. My leg or arm will “fall asleep” sometimes once to twice a day and sometimes 4-5 times a day and It hurts really bad. I have to drag myself out of bed and am tired alot. I do smoke approx. 15 cigs a day. 5’1″. I started feeling like this for the last two years but its been happening more frequently. It is starting to get worse and worse. My vision is blurry and at times I get so dizzy i have to sit down. My body twitches at times. I’ve been having chest pain as well like a deep pain in my heart area like my heart is undergoing the same as my limbs.

  • Hi Ashley. Cardiovascular conditions like coronary artery disease (which can eventually lead to a heart attack) or a stroke are uncommon in your age group, even if you are a smoker (this is not to say that you shouldn’t stop ASAP). However, the symptoms do very much present as angina pectoris or even a TIA. There are several other conditions that could present with these symptoms and it may be difficult to say for sure. Severe iron deficiency anemia, abnormalities with the heart rhythm (arrhythmias) and neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) may also have many of these symptoms. The only way to say for sure is for you to be assessed by a doctor. Please consult with a medical professional as soon as possible.

  • david vines

    I’ve had numbness in my feet and my left foot and it seems to come up my leg at the back and my left arm and hands and numbness in my face and back of my head I don’t know what is causing it but begin to worry me if anybody knows anything about numbness and what could possibly be causing this I’m up for any suggestion on how to cure it or what it might be because I can’t really afford to go to the doctor and not be able to work

  • david vines

    I am 35 years old 210 pounds I have Hepatitis C and rheumatoid arthritis and bulging disc in my back but lately I’ve had numbness in left foot which has become numb up the back of my left leg my left hand lips forehead and back of head at top of neck I don’t know what is causing the numbness but I I’m losing my use of my toes and my left hand has no grip strength what could be causing this and should I go to any certain type of specialist could this be serious or just nerve damage related numbness and loss of strength my general health has been good besides old back injury from work and hepatitis C I’ve had no problems until lately with the numbness also frequent migraine headaches has started what should I do

  • Hi David. The fact that you are experiencing numbness on one side of your body from head to toe is a very serious sign. It could be an indication that you may have a stroke soon or probably even had a very mild stroke. This is one scenario but it is obviously the most serious. You need to rush to an ER where they will have to see you. If it is related to a disruption in the blood supply to the brain then you cannot be sure when a stroke will strike. It could be days, weeks or even months. Hopefully this is not the underlying cause but the only way to know is to have it assessed medically.

  • kevin

    ive been experiencing pain in my arm muscles like ive been lifting weights and the soreness doesnt go away i have pain in my left arm alot in the morning when i wake most time my left arm is so sore i cant lift it now im losing feeling in my arms when i bend them sometimes and have had loss of fealing in my right leg im 48 non smoker active work everyday whats going on with me

  • Hi Kevin. It is possible that you could be straining your arm muscles without even realizing it. This is more likely to be the cause if you have started a new activity that you are not usually accustomed to. It may not always be something as obvious as lifting weights. However, there could be other reasons such as fibromyalgia. The concern here, given your age, is that this pain which is more left-sided could be due to a heart problem. The only way of knowing is to consult with a doctor and have further tests.

  • Namcha Maibam

    5 years back, I had a fall my whole body bearing on my right outstretched hand, I checked with a doctor and was told that no bone broken however I started getting nerve pain and muscle pain from neck to fingers (right side) ..medication didnot help and I later stopped taking it and avoided lifting and heavy objects and such which was reducing the nerve pain but not completely gone till now. One month back I was squatting for long time and my right feet was entirely numb, after getting up, it was fine except for my big toe. It was numb, tingling and paining. The doctor advised maybe nerve compression somewhere and recommended Vitamin B tablet. The pain and numbness has reduced slightly but now I find tingling in both my hands and legs which is increasing. My right calf and lower leg feels tight and pains sometimes. I do not have a back pain however my right buttock is slight painful. What could be the reason for this?

  • Hi Namcha. It is possible that your current symptoms are unrelated to your accident 5 years ago and may be due to several conditions, not just one. It would be advisable that you see a neurologist and an orthopedist for further investigations. Yes, it is possible that this buttock pain that you are currently experience is related to nerve compression which could account for the leg/foot numbness, tingling and pain. However, as mentioned at the outset it is also possible that there are several conditions which could be responsible for all of these symptoms.

  • babette muriel

    I am Babette i am 46 i am about 155lbs and i have been having problems with numbness and tingling in my feet and hands when i hold a phone more then 2 min my hand goes numb and feels like it goes to sleep my legs do this when i am laying down or have worked all day they feel like they went to sleep and when the seem to come back they feel like someone is sticking needles in my legs or hand or feet when i get up from laying down my feet are asleep and i have to walk a little to feel them and i do get dizzy at times my doctor said it sounds like fibormyalga help please

  • Hi Babette. It doesn’t sound like fibromyalgia but we can’t say for certain. This may be a condition like cubital tunnel syndrome where the nerve gets compressed when the elbow is bent (you would have to bend your elbow to hold a phone to your ear). It could also be an issue with circulation in your arm. Naturally once you extend your arm again and the compression is relieved there will be symptoms like tingling. This needs to be assessed by a doctor and possibly have further tests.

  • Lisa Sterritt

    hi i have had for over a month, the inability to hold my urine, emergency running for bowel movements and now my left thumb is numb. Lastly, my skin itches like crazy. I am 50 years old

  • Nicole McClaskey Kielma

    Hoping this works. Im a 37yr female, and 5 days ago woke with this numbness. Full body. Its like someone wrapped me in a layer of gauge, and if you touch me, i can feel it, but i dont feel it like i should. the top layer is just not working. Day 2 i was severly dizzy, had a hard time with measuring the distance of things, Day 3-floating feeling, and increase of first symptoms. day 5 woke with a panicked feeeling. i could breath but its not automatic. I have no feeling of when i need to go to the bathroom, or hungry or tired, no pain at all. I am not on any prescribed drugs, no truama, not on any drugs or alchohol. Help pls

  • Carlann Nashwinter

    Left side, from head to toe, feelings of achy, tingling sensations…
    It began at short intervals on the neck…scalp sore to the touch, at times with pain…a general check up, revealed nothing…on to a neurologist?? Worried about…..
    Brain cancer

  • Gerry Murphy

    I have been feeling numbness all over my body for 3 months now..this started after I had burning pain all over my back and this burning back pain began when I took ibubrofen while I was not feeling fever .. I took the ibubrofen for more than one week before I started having this burning back pain.. Since July till now the numbness is getting too much, my stomach muscle is getting weak.. My left should back is paining me so much with sever headache and burning at my right side of my back.. I am really confused … Please I need your advise .. I have gone to hospital taking painkillers but no avail

  • George

    After have green light surgery for my prostate over a year a go, I keep having blood in my urine anytime I drink coffee or tea almost before the day is over immediately at that moment the first stream of urine when it cams out, after that it is normal. My Dr. could not figure it out. Help 911

  • Hi George. It’ difficult to say with any certainty what can be considered normal or abnormal for a specific case based on the information provided on an online platform. Generally speaking this is not normal and needs to be medically investigated. Hopefully you are seeing a urologist frequently and this is one of the symptoms that need to be reported. It may or may not be related to your prostate. It could even be a bladder problem. Your urologist will investigate and advise your accordingly.

  • Hi Amanda. Hopefully you sought medical attention at the time. While many of the symptoms you describe could occur for various reasons (some of which are not life threatening, such as anxiety), it is always advisable to go to the ER in such instances. Needless to say your BP was very high and the additional symptoms like numbness and blurred vision could be signs of a stroke, or possibly a heart attack. You are not overweight and at 32 you may not fall within a high risk group. Nevertheless a stroke or heart attack is possible at your age. Even if all the symptoms cleared without medical intervention, it is still highly advisable that you report this episode to your doctor.