Discussions By Condition: Nerve conditions

Woke up with sudden numbness in hand and arm.

Posted In: Nerve conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: ashleerose84
  • May 18, 2008
  • 02:49 PM

Hi, I'm a 23-year-old woman, and I'm healthy overall. I woke up this morning with my right hand and arm completely numb. To be more specific, it's affecting my first three fingers (thumb, fore, and middle), the backside of my hand, and about the first two-thirds of my forearm. I can feel it on the underneath of my forearm as well as the top. It's mostly my thumb and backside of the hand, though. I woke up about seven hours ago, and it hasn't gone away or decreased in intensity. I can't really grasp anything with it, as I just drop whatever I'm trying to pick up. Sometimes I can get it to start tingling like it might start to go away, but it never makes it past that stage. Eventually, it just goes back to "sleep" mode. I've never experienced this before, and I can't think of anything that would have caused this. Can someone please help?

Reply Flag this Discussion

7 Replies:

Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.