I'm 47 years old women over weight but have always been in good health til about 2years ago i've been complaining to my doctor that i swell when i sleep i ache in my shoulder area my body is always retaining fluid my limbs mostly my arms have that fall asleep feeling when sleeping and pain that wakes me i also get a lot of pain on right side rib mid back area as well as in the liver area i have had an increase in weight in one month of 23pounds when i rest sitting legs up they get or go to that tingling wake up feeling when they went to sleep or i get this crawely feeling in my feet mostly the right. My doctor did blood work and i had ultrasounds on the right side nothing but she my doctor doesn't investigate further it's my body and i know there is something wrong how do i get the help i need to clear what ever i have up or make it better
The doppler ultrasound (Leg) and blood tests have confirmed that your blood supply of your legs are intact, hence there should be no major issues.
The cause of sensory changes like transient numbness, tingling or temporary paralysis that you might be having could be due to pressure on the nerves or blood vessels possibly due to abnormal sleeping positions, eg. Sleeping with the hand under the head, keeping the hands above the level of the heart, sleeping in abnormal leg positions, etc.
In such situations, there is no need for specific treatment other than proper sleep hygiene and avoiding sleeping with the hand under the head, or with arms on the pillow.
In addition trying weight reduction via active lifestyle, regular exercises and diet control might help over the long term.
In case, you still have doubts, you might consult with a neurologist for a examination and tests including nerve conduction tests and MRI of the spine to rule out conditions like disc prolapse associated with degenerative joint diseases of the lower spine. Other conditions like hypothyroidism which can cause weight gain and abnormal sensory changes might also need to be ruled out.
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