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I have also started to experience numbness in my hands and only when I am lying down on either side or on my stomach. When I'm lying on my back its fine. This happens at any time of the day. (It happens, no matter where I lie down - hard or soft bed - couch) Prior to this i have had a nerve-tingling sensation on my left cheek followed by sharp little lightning-bolts shooting into my head followed by dizziness. First I thought I was just stressed out, as these 'attacks' mostly happened at work. Due to the fact that I have very high blood pressure + on medication (4years+), I went to the Doc who suggested I have an EEG done - it was normal. Then I had an ECG - also ok. All the doctors have done so far, is to add a 'diuretic' tablet to my medication for BP, which has had a lot of side effects, so I have stopped that. It's been put down to a case of stress with 'little panic attacks'. Something I can live with & control if it is only that. The added numbness recently + it happens every time I lie down is getting to me and I don't quite know what to do to tackle this new problem. I have thought of going to see a chiropractor & if that doesn’t help a neurologist. Does anyone have advice for me?”
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replied July 25th, 2009
numbness and tingling
I don't have advice, but am seeking it because I have the exact same thing. My intution tells me it's anxiety because I have been feeling higher than normal anxiety over the past 9 months. I had an MRI and blood test that all say I am 100% healthy. This numbing and tingling is driving me mad. I have an appointment on Tuesday to see a specialist for anxiety. Hopefully he will have answers. Let me know if you hear anything.
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replied March 8th, 2012
carpal tunnel
Have any of you looked into carpal tunnel as that is what I have been diagnosed with
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replied October 22nd, 2009
Numbness in hands while sleeping
I started doing the same thing. It worries me because I am a single Mother, recently laid off and I have no health insurance. Sad story but it would even be a sadder story for my son if something happens to me.
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replied October 22nd, 2009
Are y'all lying in bed a lot? I do, and I think its where the numbness is coming from. I started staying out of the bed most of the day and it's gotten much better.

Oh, and exercize too. We gotta make sure our circulation is good. Razz
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replied December 1st, 2009
hands are numb
i wake up in the earky morning and if im on my right side my left hand is numb and if im on my left my right hand is numb scary
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replied January 1st, 2010
Numb arms and hands while sleeping
Can anyone recommend a good neurology doctor in Orange County, California or Los Angeles County, California?

I have this same numb arms and hands while sleeping problem. Taking vitamin b-12 has helped but it's still happening. I'd like to find a doctor that can tell me what is causing this. Thank you.
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replied May 27th, 2010
please read!
please please please see a massage therapist for the tingling you all are experiencing... when you are laying down the muscles in your chest, neck, and shoulders are too tight and are applying too much pressure to the veins, arteies, and nerves running down your arm and into your hands.. i am a practiacing massage therapist and have had alot of success with paitents having theses same issues. i stress the need for people to ALWAYS search for a natural cure first!! medicating should always be a last resort!! thank you and god bless
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replied December 2nd, 2011
Numbness in arm while in Bed
my Right arm goes numb during the Night while lying down even while lying on my left shoulder,
i lay on my back & its fine, i was lying on my side because of calf pain. i will exersize more.
im on the comp alot i will cut down on that too (it could be a part of the problem)
ill write back & tell you what has Helped.
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replied May 14th, 2012
I am agoraphobic, since i was 15, i am 21 now, i always feel numbess,in my arms and many other places like my stomache and I wake up often with my arms entirely numb, obviously im just sleeping wrong or whatever, also i have sensations in my spine that are as if there is nothing below my feet and in the center of my spine kinda is a pulsating feeling, when i have panic attacks its like an adreneline rush that doesnt know away and my heart feels cold and as if its vibrating, and my throat tightens much, also i get very high blood pressure while this is happening ive had many tests done and my heart and brain and neck are all perfectly fine despite my agoraphobia diagnosis, though i allllso lol have the lightning bolts you mention, and its when ever i turn my head but not always, and the past few weeks when ever i lay down the back of my head and my face goes entirely numb and if im falling asleep while this takes place sometimes i just jump up and awake choking and coughing all these things i could handle untill the numbess in the back of my head started i hope all of my stupid problems are something that can be fixed..
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replied July 15th, 2012
Possibly spine related
Hey guys,

I came across this thread because I had the same issue for about 1 month. After doing a bunch of research the only thing I concluded (after many ekgs and other tests)was that it may be something called thoracic output syndrome . My doctor thought it might have been carpel tunnel but it happened in my face as well. I'm going to see my chiropractor and see if that helps. It goes away from time to time and seems to be less these days but my guess is it's. Related to upper cervical/ thoracic I.e. spinal issues. Good luck and let me know if you've gotten any better feedback.
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replied July 19th, 2012
I agree. A chiropractor can help you on this as they are experts in handling such issues related to the spine.
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replied July 13th, 2013
I get the same thing-when I am up I have no numbness ,its only after I lay down on either side my hands an fingers go numb,I had plates an screws put in my neck at c5-6-7 an when I crawl under my home to fix a leak or duct work my neck is stiff as a board-I think I would have the nerves tested in your neck-also go see an actupunturist if I spelled it right LOL,but they will stick needles in your arms-neck an it will properly help you-if you try it an it does then you will know its from a nerve in your neck doing it
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