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Sudden spreading numbness

Hi to all,

I am not new to homeopathy, having benefited from it for many years. But I have a somewhat puzzling symptom. For no apparent reason that I can think of, I suddenly get a 'dead' feeling in both arms, spreading up to the chest - none of this is painful, just a little alarming. It fades quite quickly, taking probably only 5 - 10 seconds in all, and only happens 2, maybe 3 times in a year at the most. This morning, though, I experienced the same feeling but in my legs, spreading up to my sacrum! Again, it doesn't hurt, but it feels similar to when someone would give you a 'dead' arm when you were a child!

I am female, 64, not on any medication. Anyone have any ideas? I can give more info about myself if needed.
  ticatee on 2014-06-07
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Hi- When your arms go numb- that means usually that
you have a pinch in the nerves of your neck-You could
have slept in a bad position and then there is no flow
of the nerves down into the arms.

The same thing goes on with the legs from another nerve
in the spine which controls the legs.

If this only happens once in awhile- then you need to
look at
1.How are you sleeping? It is best to sleep on your back
with neck support, this allows the spine to restore right
nerve flow while asleep.
2.Are you doing repetitive motions with your neck,
looking DOWN even a tiny bit over and over at your
phone, computer, ipad- After some years this looking
down starts to compress the nerves in the neck. It will
get worse if you do not change habits.
3. You should walk for 30 minutes a day and get blood
flow going- this helps the spine and nerves to stay
4.Do not read in bed at all.

If you have more episodes of this, you need to go to
the Dr. and get an MRI of your spine and see what
is going on there.
simone717 8 years ago
Thank you very much - that was a swift response! Yes I work online three days a week, 10 hours a day. And I love reading in bed! Doh! Sleeping is usually all over the place - I seem to be my own worst enemy. I will rectify all of that now that I understand the cause. Thank you so much for your enlightenment.
ticatee 8 years ago
Hi- you are welcome.

On the computer 10 hours a day? Essential that you get up once
every hour and move around for at least 5 minutes along with the other

Best wishes,

simone717 8 years ago
Thanks Simone, I will do that.

Kind regards

T x
ticatee 8 years ago

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