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Woke up and my left leg wouldn't move

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  • Posted By: snowbrder237
  • May 16, 2009
  • 10:05 PM

Last night I went to bed late around 1 or 130am and woke up at 230am to goto the restroom. When I woke up I could not stand up on my left leg. I was so freaked out, and my mind raced into a fear. I don't know exactly what I was thinking except I believed I almost started shaking. About 2 to 3 minutes passed and I could walk. I was so freaked out I couldnt sleep till 4 or 5am. I have been awake sence 11am and had tingling in my left leg and arm like they are going asleep but they arn't.

I looked at facts on Sleep Paralysis and TIA on the web.

I'm not sure what to think. I am 28 year old male, 6'7" 190 and fit, I have had panic attacks before but not in about 7 years. I have been stressed from wedding planning and not alot of sleep and always tired.

I think Sleep Paralysis is what happened but the hole tingling in my left side is feels not right. anyone have thoughts?


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  • This is a really common thing. You just slept on your leg in a funny position or blocked part of the blood flow. You don't have any paralysis, everyone gets this. It's called a "sleeping leg". It can happen to a foot, arm, finger or any extremity. I wouldn't worry at all.
    Sparkling-Dusk 5 Replies
    • August 11, 2009
    • 09:57 PM
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  • yes its very rare but it has happened to me before as well. i didnt have any control on my left arm and i had to use my right arm to lift it up. haha but after a couple of minutes it started working. your right i freaked out really bad but as soon as I realized i could move my left arm again i fell back asleep.
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    • August 16, 2009
    • 02:37 PM
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