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Foot and Extremeities Falling Asleep - want to make sure these are quasi-normal

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  • Posted By: qwirty
  • February 23, 2010
  • 00:49 AM

I've noticed that this has gotten slightly worse over the past year or so since I've noticed it, but my right foot turns outward when I walk (between 40-45 degrees). Sometimes this leads to pain in my knee (if I walk / run a lot or I am driving for 2+ hours).

I also find that my arms and legs often fall asleep. If I am sitting or lying in a somewhat strange position (like Indian Style or something), than my arm and legs will fall asleep. It also doesn't help that I am extremely not flexible.

Lastly, I have very poor circulation and my hands and feet are always cold. They are also always sweaty (a cold sweat), and they have been that way forever.

Want to make sure these aren't interrelated and something I should go get checked out. A family friend was recently diagnosed with MS, so I want to make sure these aren't any of the warning signs.

For what it is worth, I am 24 and male.

Thanks for all of your help :)

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  • I've noticed that this has gotten slightly worse over the past year or so since I've noticed it, but my right foot turns outward when I walk (between 40-45 degrees). Sometimes this leads to pain in my knee (if I walk / run a lot or I am driving for 2+ hours). I also find that my arms and legs often fall asleep. If I am sitting or lying in a somewhat strange position (like Indian Style or something), than my arm and legs will fall asleep. It also doesn't help that I am extremely not flexible. Lastly, I have very poor circulation and my hands and feet are always cold. They are also always sweaty (a cold sweat), and they have been that way forever. Want to make sure these aren't interrelated and something I should go get checked out. A family friend was recently diagnosed with MS, so I want to make sure these aren't any of the warning signs. For what it is worth, I am 24 and male. Thanks for all of your help :) Get your B12 levels checked - B12 deficiency can cause these symptoms and can mimic MS. Check out the B12 misdiagnosis thread on this site...crazy long thread but very informative. A good chiro may be helpful for your leg issue. Do you have any hip pain? Low Back pain? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 04:55 AM
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  • Get your B12 levels checked - B12 deficiency can cause these symptoms and can mimic MS. Check out the B12 misdiagnosis thread on this site...crazy long thread but very informative. A good chiro may be helpful for your leg issue. Do you have any hip pain? Low Back pain? Best wishesDOMDOM - Thanks so much for the quick response. It is much appreciated. I will look into the B12 deficiency. I don't really have any hip or lower back pain persay, but right knee feels awkward / sometimes in pain. Do you think this is something I should go to the doctor for? If so, should I just see my normal doctor or should I go to a specialist. Thank you much!
    qwirty 4 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 07:26 AM
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  • DOM - Thanks so much for the quick response. It is much appreciated. I will look into the B12 deficiency. I don't really have any hip or lower back pain persay, but right knee feels awkward / sometimes in pain. Do you think this is something I should go to the doctor for? If so, should I just see my normal doctor or should I go to a specialist. Thank you much!
    qwirty 4 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 07:28 AM
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  • Get your B12 levels checked - B12 deficiency can cause these symptoms and can mimic MS. Check out the B12 misdiagnosis thread on this site...crazy long thread but very informative. A good chiro may be helpful for your leg issue. Do you have any hip pain? Low Back pain? Best wishesDOMDOM - Thanks so much for the quick response. It is much appreciated. I will look into the B12 deficiency. I don't really have any hip or lower back pain persay, but right knee feels awkward / sometimes in pain. Do you think this is something I should go to the doctor for? If so, should I just see my normal doctor or should I go to a specialist. Thank you much!
    qwirty 4 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 07:31 AM
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  • Get your B12 levels checked - B12 deficiency can cause these symptoms and can mimic MS. Check out the B12 misdiagnosis thread on this site...crazy long thread but very informative. A good chiro may be helpful for your leg issue. Do you have any hip pain? Low Back pain? Best wishesDOMDOM - Thanks for the quick reply. Is my foot issue a symptom of MS ya think? Or something different? I dont really have any hip or back pain - however I am extremely NOT flexible. When I bend over I am very far away from reaching my toes.Cheers,Qwirty
    qwirty 4 Replies
    • February 24, 2010
    • 00:22 AM
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  • DOM - Thanks for the quick reply. Is my foot issue a symptom of MS ya think? Or something different? I dont really have any hip or back pain - however I am extremely NOT flexible. When I bend over I am very far away from reaching my toes. Cheers,Qwirty It may be helpful to go to your general doc and ask for blood work that includes testing for iron, B12 and also vitamin D. You must ask specifically for these tests as they usu. are not included in a normal cbc (well, iron is but not the others). Normal B12 range is 200-1100 according to their levels. If your levels are lower than 500 I would suggest supplementing with methylcobalamin B12. D levels are also typically between 15-52. Anything lower than 40 should be considered deficient and you should supplement with D3. Do you lift weights? Have you tried yoga? Yoga stretching can really help increase your flexibility. I do not think your symptoms match MS, but further blood testing would be helpful to rule out nutritional deficiencies first. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 24, 2010
    • 06:06 PM
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