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Leg Asleep?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2006
  • 05:01 PM

Hi, I'm new to this site and I'm looking for some answers, if anyone can help me.

For the past year my left leg has been acting strangly. Sometime I wake up and try to get out of bed but then it suddenly feels like it's not there and it refuses to move. When I walk up stairs, it starts to do the samething, halfway up the stairs it falls asleep (as I've decided to call it) and then I have to grab something before I fall sideways. It just seems to refuse to move. The best way to describe it in words is when you're standing up and walking in a line, the leg feels like it was suddenly sliced off or disappeared or like you never had it all. It also kicks in when I sit down and stand up. The unbalancing makes it very uncomfortable to walk around outside.

It only happens once in awhile and then after a long night's sleep there's a 50% chance that my leg goes back to normal the next day. I went to the doctor about it and all she could say was to eat more bananas with potassium. I've been eating bananas for a really really long time and nothing's really changed.

What's going on with my leg? How'd it start? How do I stop it?

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  • Have your dr. check your thyroid levels! That is how my friend was diagnoised she kept complaining that her leg would fall asleep and it was constitanly doing this they checked her thyroid and found she hadthyroid disease.
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  • How is your sugar? I have had problems like that, except I can't walk on my foot, because it would feel like it was actually BROKEN. It is nerve damage from undiagnosed Diabetes, called Diabetic Neuropathy. I also have Restless Leg Syndrome. All diagnosed last week. Been having problems for YEARS. Good Luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 25, 2006
    • 01:37 AM
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