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Old 11-29-2008, 06:41 AM
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Angry Arrrgghh! Hand falling asleep all the time now!

Now this is really getting frustrating - left hand goes numb and asleep constantly. Was thinking it might be carpal tunnel problems, now I'm not so sure.

Can shake it back to life and get the feeling back to normal, but then lay my arm across the couch, or sleep with it under my head (laying on belly to sleep), or put it in almost any position other than down at my side - and to sleep it goes.

Anyone else experience this?

Might be time to ring my Dr. on this.
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oh, and have your hand looked at too ...
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:53 AM
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I'd have it checked out. Could be minor but it could also be major.

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Old 11-29-2008, 11:25 AM
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I had the same thing!! Turned out to be a Vitamin B deficiency, one shot and regular vitamins and Im all OK.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:24 PM
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Now THAT`S gotta be the ultimate rejection....to have your hand fall asleep while you`re masturbating....















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I had carpal tunnel surgery in June on my right hand, and will have to get the left fixed sometime.

It started with symptoms similar to what you described. I also had numbness when driving or riding my bike.

At first when I would wake it at night it was just numb and I could shake it and it would return to normal. Eventually it became acute nerve pain that wouldn't go away.

The surgeon I saw sent me to a neurologist first for testing to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other more serious possibilities.

It took about 6 weeks for the incision to heal fully, but the carpal tunnel symptoms were gone immediately.

Doing fine now.

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Now THAT`S gotta be the ultimate rejection....to have your hand fall asleep while you`re masturbating....
Makes me wonder how you knew he uses his left hand ......
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Be thankful it's not your dick that's falling asleep.

Seriously though, better have your Doc check it out.
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Now this is really getting frustrating - left hand goes numb and asleep constantly. Was thinking it might be carpal tunnel problems, now I'm not so sure.

Can shake it back to life and get the feeling back to normal, but then lay my arm across the couch, or sleep with it under my head (laying on belly to sleep), or put it in almost any position other than down at my side - and to sleep it goes.

Anyone else experience this?

Might be time to ring my Dr. on this.
You would know if it was carpal tunnell related. Pain along with timing.

Since this is odd and at wierd times its possible you have blood pressure issues and or circulation. Got to watch that heart man.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:18 AM
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I had carpal tunnel surgery in June on my right hand, and will have to get the left fixed sometime.

It started with symptoms similar to what you described. I also had numbness when driving or riding my bike.

At first when I would wake it at night it was just numb and I could shake it and it would return to normal. Eventually it became acute nerve pain that wouldn't go away.

The surgeon I saw sent me to a neurologist first for testing to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other more serious possibilities.

It took about 6 weeks for the incision to heal fully, but the carpal tunnel symptoms were gone immediately.

Doing fine now.

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This is what I'm leaning toward - the problem seems to be worse after having worked with hand tools, doing shop stuff.

Def worth having it looked at - calling the Dr. this week.

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:59 AM
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That's when it's called "The Stranger". This is what I'm leaning toward - the problem seems to be worse after having worked with hand tools, doing shop stuff.

Def worth having it looked at - calling the Dr. this week.

Thanks all!
With this info I am going to say Carpal Tunnel. Same thing used to happen to me, but I changed my line of work and it went away.
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Hope you feel better soon!

Is your left palm pink or white (relative to your right) when this happens?
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Hope you feel better soon!

Is your left palm pink or white (relative to your right) when this happens?


Hadn't checked for that - will keep an eye on it though. Seeing the Doc tomorrow.
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Hadn't checked for that - will keep an eye on it though. Seeing the Doc tomorrow.
Tell him the pain is terrible
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:15 AM
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I have it too. My little finger on my left hand has been numb for a month now. It's your Ulnar nerve.

I sit at a desk all day and I prop my chin up with my left hand putting pressure on my left elbow.

There's tons of stuff online about it...

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/e...cle/000789.htm
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:33 AM
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I had the pinkie and ring finger of my right hand going to sleep for a while and found out I had a bone spur in my neck pressing on a nerve. I did about 6 weeks of PT (traction) and it cleared it up.
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Now this is really getting frustrating - left hand goes numb and asleep constantly. Was thinking it might be carpal tunnel problems, now I'm not so sure.

Can shake it back to life and get the feeling back to normal, but then lay my arm across the couch, or sleep with it under my head (laying on belly to sleep), or put it in almost any position other than down at my side - and to sleep it goes.

Anyone else experience this?

Might be time to ring my Dr. on this.
Here's another vote for carpal tunnel...I had the very same symptoms and after seeing a TV doctor talk about it I had it checked. They wire your arm to a computer and stick you with a needle. The nerve reaction is measured by the computer and compared to the model. It will show one way or another if that's what you have.

I had to have surgery on both hands way back in 1995. I'm ok now, but was never able to recover full strength.
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Gee, in addition to seeing a MD, find yourself a good hand therapist. They can be good at solving the issue as an MD's may just want to throw meds at the problem (which may not solve it).

Also, get an ergonomic assessment of your computer work space (I assume you spend 40+ hours a week on the computer.. maybe not needed if you don't).

It may not be carpal tunnel, though I think you need to have the needle test to rule it out (oh boy, its a blast too! )

It could be what VTR said (Ulnar nerve) or some sort of repetitive strain injury.

Another thing you may to do, if its possibly related to computer use, is to use software, such as RSIGuard, to collect data and force breaks (the break timer can be annoying, but it has lots of flexibility so you can adjust it to suit your needs).

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Gee, in addition to seeing a MD, find yourself a good hand therapist. They can be good at solving the issue as an MD's may just want to throw meds at the problem (which may not solve it).

Also, get an ergonomic assessment of your computer work space (I assume you spend 40+ hours a week on the computer.. maybe not needed if you don't).

It may not be carpal tunnel, though I think you need to have the needle test to rule it out (oh boy, its a blast too! )

It could be what VTR said (Ulnar nerve) or some sort of repetitive strain injury.

Another thing you may to do, if its possibly related to computer use, is to use software, such as RSIGuard, to collect data and force breaks (the break timer can be annoying, but it has lots of flexibility so you can adjust it to suit your needs).

Good Luck
I went to my ortho surgeon a few years ago hoping he'd cut my knees open (had prepared for that the prior year by joining the most expensive insurance option, with the lowest deductible) and all he did was sent me to a therapist.
As my previous experience with therapists were laughable, I ignored it.
Suffered for a whole year before deciding to join my current gym. Surprise. No more knee problems.
Gee, get yourself a decent exercise routine, not just the stranger.
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