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Numbness in hand after waking up from sleep

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  • Posted By: Afraid
  • November 1, 2010
  • 03:26 PM

Ηello,
I am unemployed and had food problem in my house.
Something like a year ago discovered a new supermarket rather luxury which got rid in their dumpsters big quantities of fresh and good food, absolutely edible.
I'm 51 by the way.
I started loading my car at nights with all sorts of fruits, vegetables, fresh fishes but unfortunately also with yellow cheese, sweets and candies, and cold cuts (ham, bacon, salami etc). I fancy those last very much.
We're talking about 10 kilos a time of all those things, of course at times there is nothing left as other people too rush there, but still.
In a period of 3 months and even earlier 10 kilos were added to my weight and this spring (6 months ago) I started having two acute symptoms, colitis and hand numbness after sleep.
I had colitis crisises in the past, but just a few hours with abdominal pain and gases followed by diarrhoea, very rarely and that did not bother me.
Now it was a monster constipation that was lasting days, even a weak, plus pain, plus gases and I ended in bed completely neutralized.
As per hand numbness after sleep, I had it once or twice during the last 10 years, for just moments.
Now it was also a monster sumptom, that I could not stop it even if I was trying half an hour after awaken. It's about the first 3 fingers of left hand, very rarely the last two and even more rarely the right hand.
But, I also noticed a slight numbness in my feet, behind the left knee and in left sole, which had been swollen by my dog a couple of years ago and was heeled alright without any other problem so far, also rarely in right foot (also wounded and healed last year).
Any and all of my numbness gets better with warm gloves and socks, if I approach to a heater or wash them with warm water.
So, this summer when I realized that, I immediately stopped going for dumpster diving and lost 10 kilos. Immediately after I stopped eating that stuff all symptoms stopped even before to lose the extra weight and during the summer everything was alright.
Now some month ago, given that I was not overweight any more, I thought it was OK to go again and was very hungry.
There were some 10 kilos of fresh and tasty family ice-cream packages not expired, I took them with other things and consumed them in a weak.
I immediately started again having both symptoms but this time, even scarier than the first one.
I managed to control constipation and colitis with lots of things I do (yoghourt with prebiotics, menth drinks, prunes and dried figs, cereals and if needed I'll take some prebiotics in pills) but the finger numbness is uncontrolled.
I stopped again dumpster diving of course.
Many times I awake at night because of numbed fingers and when I manage to stop it and get asleep again, it starts over, I cannot sleep OK.
Sometimes during the day it happens again.
I had my blood checked and is everything alright except of cholesterol that gives a 234 while normal is up to 200 but local doctors do not think it's the source of hand numbness, they speak about cervical syndrome.
Cannot explain to them how surprisingly both symptoms coincided both times with dumpster diving cause cannot really mention at all to them I was doing this (I'm ashamed and cannot describe, even if I could they do not seem willing to listen this) and as I checked
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/hand_numbness/view-all.htm could not find cervical syndrome in hand numbness conditions listing.
I'll try to stay in a diet and exercise to drop my cholesterol.
I'm afraid though, I'd be grateful for any advise.
P.S. I checked my blood pressure with a little device I have at home, many times and it's always normal and also I check my blood for diabetes at home with some stripes and is always alright.
P.S. 2 Sorry for my english, it's not my mother gongue

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  • Do not see any reply so I update my initial post.I think I forgot to mention the first time I had those two kinds of acute symptoms preceded my menopause and the second time followed it.That is to say, during spring I had the first time of acute colitis and hand numbness after sleep, during the summer I had my menopause (tremendous hot flushes, sweats and headaches) and then last month, the second and even more acute stroke of hand numbness and colitis.I read that during menopause there's an even stronger possibility of cholesterol increase.Anyway, I faced successfully the colitis so far with lots of natural ways, and also menopause symptoms (the same way).For the hand numbness went to the hospital with some poor health insurance program I have and gives free access to doctors and 200 euros per year for all kind of examinations, for more examinations than 200 cost, I must pay the 60% of their price.So I went there and first of all I had myself examined for a check-up (free, it was the first time in my life I did something of the kind) and they gave me some blood test results (that's all they did for free, blood tests), everything was OK but the cholesterol as I said, they gave me a total cholesterol result 234 (when normal is up to 200).I visited some website of a vegetable butter brand to study a little and a test there asked for my HDL cholesterol, then I realized that the hospital did not give me any price for my HDL cholesterol.I went there again and asked for my HDL cholesterol, they examined my blood for LDL (they said) cholesterol and then sent me to a neurologist to examine my hand for carpal syndrome.I protested that I have also symptoms in both feet and I calm them all with warm gloves and socks, they insisted.The carpal syndrome examination costs 279 euros, that is the additional 79 euros I must pay from my pocket the 60% of it, which I did not have, believe it or not.When I went home I phoned and they gave me my LDL cholesterol price 134.I am so sure this is not a carpal syndrome nor a cervical syndrome, but for to prove it I must afford those examinations price, which is not the case, in the mean time, I must face the numb left hand VERY acute symptom.It happenned intially in the left hand when asleep once, then it happenned in left hand during the night several times, I was awakened and walking up and down, washing it with warm water and rubbing with alcohol, it stopped and then again from the beginning, awakened 3-4 times during the night.Then once it happenned in the right hand during the day.Both feet soles have some annoyance (not pain, not numbness, but very similar to pain) when I walk, and behind the left knee same annoyance when I walk (some kind of pressure).I heard on tv that even if total cholesterol is OK, when the HDL is high one may also have strokes and cardiovascular problems, and cannot still figure out my HDL, according to this hospital's tests.I tried to sleep on my back, am not sure if I did it alright cause I was asleep, the only thing I can say I did, it is that yesterday night I was awaken from left hand numbness only once, after 9 hours of sleep, that is normally in the morning. (Usually the hand numbness happens after some hours of sleep, for instance if I take a midday siesta it does not occur, yet last week I became pessimistic, due to the hand numbness each 2-3 hours, many times during my night sleep).I started to take omega-3 blubber pills (hope I translate right) and hope for the better untill I'll find some money to do the examinations they asked for.I went once more to dumpster diving BUT DID NOT TAKE ANYTHING but fishes, fruits and vegetables.There were plenty of cold cuts and I needed them desperately for my dogs who had nothing else to eat, yet did not take any, I gave them to the dogs and cats around the supermarket, cause it's impossible to me at least, to be hungry and not eat anything I find available.One must die because of being poor, for too many reasons except of hunger itself.I'm going to find a glove now, cause my left hand bothers me (the same way, kind of the feet do) after typing in the keyboard.Maybe I'll post again.
    Afraid 3 Replies
    • November 7, 2010
    • 02:06 PM
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  • Τhat is how it went for me with hand numbness after sleep, so far.I said I had 234 total cholesterol with 200 maximum and 134 bad cholesterol (LDL) with 130 maximum.I took a chance it is the reason of my hand numbness and started a diet, to walk each day a little and also took fish oil, DR Tolonen's E-EPA, a capsule twice a day.As I said had never before checked my cholesterol or had something to do with this kind of problems, the pharmacist gave me those pills last summer cause I entered the menopause, but had nt started to take them till now.I also found in my closet an old pair of gloves, tight synthetic cloth kind of jersey, rather warm.I put them on each time I go to bed and the result is, the left hand numbness during the night or in the morning stopped completely!Once or twice surprisingly it happenned after gettin up from bed for a while.Before it happenned during the night once or more and I was stopping it by getting up.Two mornings after starting this glove-fish oil cure, it happenned not at night, but just after having getting up from bed.Then one night did not put on the gloves and happenned again.But henceforward I always put the gloves on and nothing happens any more.I think I'll be stuck on the fish oil pills for ever, kind of. They do not harm, do they?I found in the net following commercial gloves as an alternative to carpal syndrome surgery, but did not need to try them.http://www.therapygloves.com/carpaltunnelsyndrome.html?gclid=CMzoi-X0jqUCFVEI3wodkCSKOwTks for yr forum, it DID help me so much in a very important situation of mine, I was totally panicky and just for writing here and reading yr posts, it helped me to think and act. Good luck to all of you.
    Afraid 3 Replies
    • November 11, 2010
    • 10:54 PM
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  • Τhat is how it went for me with hand numbness after sleep, so far.I said I had 234 total cholesterol with 200 maximum and 134 bad cholesterol (LDL) with 130 maximum.I took a chance it is the reason of my hand numbness and started a diet, to walk each day a little and also took fish oil, DR Tolonen's E-EPA, a capsule twice a day.As I said had never before checked my cholesterol or had something to do with this kind of problems, the pharmacist gave me those pills last summer cause I entered the menopause.I also found in my closet an old pair of gloves, tight synthetic cloth kind of jersey, rather warm.I put them on each time I go to bed and the result is, the left hand numbness during the night or in the morning stopped completely!Once or twice surprisingly it happenned after gettin up from bed for a while.Before it happenned during the night once or more and I was stopping it by getting up.Two mornings after starting this glove-fish oil cure, it happenned not at night, but just after having getting up from bed.Then one night did not put on the gloves and happenned again.But henceforward I always put the gloves on and nothing happens any more.I think I'll be stuck on the fish oil pills for ever, kind of. They do not harm, do they?I found in the net following commercial gloves as an alternative to carpal syndrome surgery, but did not have to try them.http://www.therapygloves.com/carpaltunnelsyndrome.html?gclid=CMzoi-X0jqUCFVEI3wodkCSKOwTks for yr forum, it DID help me so much in a very important situation of mine, I was totally panicky and just for writing here and reading yr posts, it helped me to think and act. Good luck to all of you.
    Afraid 3 Replies
    • November 17, 2010
    • 11:37 AM
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  • Additionally I took phytoestrogen pills for about a month. I read that the menopause boosts cholesterol, though I got soya isoflavones for hot flashes and sweating, but after a month, I have very noticeable improvement in hand numbness that tends to become independent of my daily diet.I've also heard that one can have cardiovascular problems, even with low total cholesterol if elevated the bad cholesterol.I even think numbers of cholesterol may be erroneously in the one and only blood test that I did, because again, it was striking the coincidence of hand numbness in preliminary phase of menopause and menopause itself.Finally I found a herbal and safe medicine invented by British academics, the Ateronon, lowering bad cholesterol, plaque and eliminating the narrowing of blood vessels, I have ordered and will take it tomorrow.Incidentally, I ordered in the U.S. a pair of FIR gloves, there are too many companies in the network except the one I mentioned in my previous note, I ordered the 2 December and they sent them in a simple letter, never received them and now they resend them as a parcel with tracking number, I hope to get them soon.My situation is at least 50% improved without examinations, doctors diagnosis, surgery and even without the FIR gloves, I think the isoflavone pills did great job, because I have traces of blood and like menstrual cycle again (which surprised me) I'll see what happens finally.HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 TO ALL!
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    • January 2, 2011
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