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Numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 28, 2006
  • 08:33 PM

I have neck problems and possibly arthritis. The other day, I fell asleep on my couch in a crooked position and woke up numb on my entire left side. I felt almost paralyzed, but the feeling came back after about 10-15 minutes, leaving me weak and having trouble moving. When I was able to get up with my husband's help, I was limping and almost fell down the stairs due to being very weak and having little feeling on the left side. In about an hour's time, I was almost back to normal with just some discomfort on that side that lasted till the next day. I am only 36 years old. I've had this happen before and have been told pretty much that it's a pinched nerve, but it seems much more serious to me than that and I know a pinched nerve in the neck would just cause symptoms in my arm (I've had that happen too and this is different). Any ideas? Thanks, Amy

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