Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Muscular and Nerve Disorders Forum

Losing feeling, tingling in my leg

Must Read
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the brain and the spinal cord. But what is MS? And what types of MS do doctors diagnose? Basic facts on multiple sclerosis here....
Doctors know little about what causes multiple sclerosis (MS), but do understand the anatomy of the condition. Read one to learn about what happens during MS....
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be present during other medical conditions. Learn to identify early symptoms of multiple sclerosis, plus when to seek help....
I had no idea which topic to post this under so Im posting it under this one.I really need some help
For the past 2 or 3 days i been having a tingling feeling in my leg and I also feels like im losing feeling in my leg.I dont feel paralyzed or anything but it feels like im losing strength in my left leg.It kinda feels like the leg is sleep or something but i have this problem thru most of the day.Im only 23 so I dont think its cuz of old age or anything.
Does anybody know what could be wrong with my leg?If so does anybody have any solutions?Should I go see a doctor?
Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper hask
|

replied November 7th, 2007
Especially eHealthy
You may want to see your doctor. It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve or something else going on.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied November 11th, 2007
I went to the doctor and they said i have a pinched nerve.They gave me Motrin 800 mg and a muscle relaxer called flexavil?is there anyway I can speed up the healing process.dont get me wrong the medicine works but once it wears off im back in pain again,mainly my back.Also how long does it normally take to heal
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied November 12th, 2011
Loss of Left Calf strength
Hey Reezy i am having the same problem in my left leg now. Saw a doc and he said i did have a pinched nerve. Just wondering how your recovery process went. How long did it take to get your muscle back in you calf. Right now i can not even support my weight or run on my left leg. I am hoping it comes back soon and the pain to stop. Ryan.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied November 12th, 2011
Loss of Left Calf strength
Hey Reezy i am having the same problem in my left leg now. Saw a docter and he said i did have a pinched nerve. Just wondering how your recovery process went. How long did it take to get your muscle back in you calf. Right now i can not even support my weight or run on my left leg. I am hoping it comes back soon along with the pain and numbness to stop. If you could get back to me, it be great. Ryan.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied February 27th, 2009
RSD
I know exactly what you are talking about... I have the same exact feelings... but I've had mine since Dec. '08. It didn't start off like that but the past month or so I've been getting those feelings. I've been going to the doctor since January this year. I've had so many tests done; like, 3 MRI's, 5 X-rays, nerve tests, blood test (which I'm still waiting for the results), etc. So far, the the 4 doctors I'm seeing all believe it's RSD (Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy), it's Type I of CPRS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). It affects your nervous system. In addition to all the other test I've been through, I also have more to come; like, a CT scan, a bone scan, a thermogram, and a couple others. I'm determined to get down to the bottom of this. So basically, if just for curiosity itself, look RSD up to learn more about it and maybe, this is what you have. Knowing the problem is half the battle. Good Luck!
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied April 8th, 2009
falling
I was wondering if someone has ever experienced just falling down like they lost feeling in their leg or foot?I don't have insurance or the $ to see a doctor, I am a 34 yr old male.Thanks
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied May 12th, 2011
Is typhoid related to lossing sensation in your legs?
when i was maybe 12 or 13 (not really sure) I lost senseation in both legs. at that age I wasnt very higine. Therefore I had typhoid and now I am trying to figure out if one is related to the other. hopefully I am ok now but I still wonder what the hell happened to my legs
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 29th, 2009
@ falling
I too fell down yesterday at night. I just suddenly lost strength on my leg and fell. Later that night my right arm starting to fell like sleep.

Anyone know what this may be about? I'm a 31 yr old woman
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied June 5th, 2012
@Hask, It can be to the nerve in your spine being pinched. You must have that checked immediately. In my opinion and it is only an opinion not a diagnosis is that it could be a sign of spinal stenosis.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 15th, 2009
bad hips
i have problems with my hips. always acheing feels like somone has put a neidle into my bone. thursday night i took a tumble and well off a curb and landed on my right side ... hit my head and badly hurt hip. from my knee to just about my ribs is one big bruise.
last night i came over all light headed and felt very sick. and lost the feeling on on side of my right leg
what could this be ?? i have been to the doctors about it and said it is very odd that a 15 year old girl comes in complaining of hip pain so it cant be good ??
15 year old girl
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 29th, 2012
LLD Functional - when do the muscles stop pulling!
Have you looked up LLD? There are 2 types: Structural and (i think with googling and looking it up again) Functional. The functional one affects the "hip bone" by pulling the " iliac crest in a superior direction" - so it pulls the hip up! I had this last year but wasn't sure why it was hurting in place where no joint could be! Like a niggle right on the bone.

Mine starting to happen last year and I've been to the docs not knowing what was wrong and just handing over all my symptoms concerning my back. They put it down to "recurring back problem" due to heavy wear and tear of the bones in my back/lower back. The things is it wasn't.

I had this niggle but said nothing. about 7 months on my back get worse and I couldn't put pressure on to my heel of the left foot. I lived like this for what has felt like ages! I just don't put as much pressure on my heel, you know? Life moves on...

2 days ago I was walking with my son in town and my legs just went! I felt dizzy-sick after and had to have an early night that night. Next day I felt weaker than normal. I cracked on juct the same, as ya do!

I dropped my son off at his grandparents house and went off into town. I studied in the library for about 4 hours (with some stand-ups in between for stiff -movement reasons). After this I went to Asda to buy the normal shopping food-eating bits, for dinner(I had tapas type stuff, it was lovely) . I was walking down one shopping ally when for a split second my feeling just went in "both" legs! I felt this dizzy-sickness afterwards that stuck with me for most of the day - although I do smoke so eating later still happened. What I remember before the feeling went was that I put pressure on the heel of my left foot. Straight after this the feeling just went! Scary stuff! I'm 34 fit and healthy with a good life; life bettering prospects to boot!

Not sure if this'll help you, what I've shared but thought it right to type it out.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 31st, 2010
All lost feeling in my leg and fell.
I was surprised to see that others on here had a similar experience to mine. Last night I was standing talking and all of a sudden felt like my leg went numb. Just my right leg around my knee area. I fell to the ground. I have not had any leg pains or back pains or anything I can see that has caused this. I don't know if it was just some fluke thing or I am going to see something reoccruing. Anyone have any suggestions?
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 31st, 2010
Extremely eHealthy
hopefully its a fluke. if it continues id see a physiatrist also called a dr of physical medecine. you may have a pinched nerve in your spine....pete
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 20th, 2010
Help !
About 2 months ago I got severe pain in my left shoulder. It later moved around sometimes within minutes to the clavicle area, the forearm (where it was more like a "squeeze" feeling. It was so bad I almost passed out in church.

In bed at night it was actually relieved more when I lay on my left side as opposed to my right.

After 4-5 weeks the pain went away !

BUT, it was replaced by a pins and needles feeling in my left arm and hand.

BUT WAIT ! It gets weirder in that last night I also got the pins and needles in my left leg and for a short while in my right arm and leg as well.

I also have this skin sensation on my left chest sometimes just below my breast. Not a pain, not a tingle, but more like a "grip" sort of feeling at the skin level or at least outside the ribs and not deep in my chest.

Any opinions as to what this may be?

What is going on ????????

Anybody know?
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied September 20th, 2010
Extremely eHealthy
it sounds like pinched spinal nerve. you wont know how serious it is untill you see spine surgeon who is specialist on spine. he will most likely do mri on you. a gp doc will not have the knowledge to diagnose this...pete
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied February 15th, 2011
my mom legs are losing feeling in legs the tendents are getting werse how to emprove it
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied October 23rd, 2011
Guillan barre syndrome
No one has obviously heard of guillan barre syndrome. I had not untill it took me in feb 2010. It started with tiredness, then pins and needles in my legs and hands, then a bad back. I left it to long before I went to see someone, I ended up in accident and emergency to get pain relief. Two days later i can't breath, I get put on life support for two weeks, when I woke up I was fully paralysed. I spent two months in hospital and I am still in recovery. I spent 14 months in a wheelchair. I have nearly fully recovered from the nerve damage the illness destroys but I still live on strong pain relief, I am just blessed to be alive. This is not to scare anyone, just to raise awareness of the illness as like me had never heard of it before.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied December 21st, 2011
numbness and loss of feelings
Mine started after a car accident,2 years ago, I had numbness and tingling in both arms and hands as well as a 2 inch strip up the right side of my face. Since then it's only got worse and encompasses the whole right half of my head with extreme pain in my right face and it's affecting my vision, along with trouble to completely open my right eye. I'm also losing feeling from the knees down in both feet, plus now I'm finding a loss through out my body. It's making it hard to experience pain, finding cuts on my hands etc. and only realizing it when I see blood on things. I was told in the hospital after suffering four blackout during the first year after the accident that I had sustain some Brain damage and was probably suffering from some seizures but it couldn't be proven but take anti seizure meds just to be sure. I have had none since. Whew OK any ideas would be greatly appreciated
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied July 26th, 2012
when i wazz like 11 i started losing feeling in my leg it would last a couple minutes then id get the feeling back then it would lose feelin again and it always felt like a tingling but i couldnt even life it without the help of my arms one day i wazz walking and it happened and i just fell to the ground and couldnt walk
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied June 10th, 2013
Loss of feeling
Hi im 23 male i had a accident in 2011 got treated fir that it was my spine i have had numerous scans and eveything is normal but i have still lost the feeling in my legs i cant feel them or walk thre is no explination as to why this is but the doctors have basically said they dont know why and either the felling will come back on its own or i have to get used to the idea of been in a wheel chair any help or if anyone has the same case please reply
|
Did you find this post helpful?