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    Woke up with pins and needles in left hand, won't go away -- what does this mean?

    Today I woke up with a pins-and-needles feeling in my left hand, primarily four of my fingers (the pinky is the only normal one).

    I don't feel sick, and there aren't any other symptoms. I did also wake up with a tension headache coming from my neck. However, I typically get about 6 of these per week in the summer, and about half of them are ones I wake up with, so that by itself doesn't mean much. The tension headaches are a hereditary issue I have, which dates back to the 1990s, so that part is nothing new.

    However, I've never woken up with pins-and-needles to where it didn't vanish after about 10 minutes. This is the first time it's persisted for hours without improvement.

    Remember "thyprez", a legendary Pokerstars maniac who I knew personally, and passed away several years ago from a drug OD? In the 2000s, he told me that he got super drunk, fell asleep on his hand, and woke up with a simialr feeling. The doctor told him that he damaged his nerve, and that his body would usually have woken him up, but couldn't because of the drunken state. He needed surgery to correct it. I hope this didn't happen to me, but there was no reason I wouldn't have woken up, as I don't drink or do drugs, and hadn't taken any kinds of meds before bed.

    Any idea what this is? It's very annoying.

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    Sort of reminds me of this, I have this although it's not as bad as it used to be. Windmilling my arms 10 times forward and then 10 times backward usually does the trick.

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/raynauds-phenomenon#:~:text=Raynaud's%20phenomenon%20is%20a %20problem,%2C%20stress%2C%20or%20emotional%20upse t.

    What is Raynaud's phenomenon?

    Raynaudís phenomenon is a problem that causes decreased blood flow to the fingers. In some cases, it also causes less blood flow to the ears, toes, nipples, knees, or nose. This happens due to spasms of blood vessels in those areas. The spasms happen in response to cold, stress, or emotional upset.

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    Did you do anything yesterday that was particularly tasking on your hands or wrists? I used to work a job where I would lift heavy cases of shit all day, and had numbness in my hands constantly. Soon as I quit the job the feeling came back after about a week.
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    Nothing unusual yesterday. Went to bed feeling normal.

    Highest chance is a compressed nerve, which will get better on its own. I just hoping I didn't thyprez the hand when sleeping, and end up needing surgery to correct it. I've never had something like this before.

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    Jerk with the other hand.

     
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    Is todge trying to run a longcon game for his gofundme scam for his funeral? IS THAT WHAT MY TODGER IS DOING CUZ I LOVE IT OLD BOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by lol wow View Post
    Is todge trying to run a longcon game for his gofundme scam for his funeral? IS THAT WHAT MY TODGER IS DOING CUZ I LOVE IT OLD BOY
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/todd-witt...y-site-at-loss

     
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    rofl please make it a real campaign you will get hits

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    I donít have pinsand needles, but my neck problems are usually associated with them. I didnít do anything preceding my neck issues. Just degenerative. My issue is called myelopathy without Radiculopathy. That causes the pins and needles. They usually remark Iím lucky and that the majority of cases have it.

    You say the headache came from neck, so itís possible you are dealing with some compression with radiculopathy. If it persists, you likely have a pinched nerve or the beginnings of something from disc degeneration. Itís also possible you slept on it, I have, but that goes away quickly.

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    Question

    yes, 5 months ago on right little finger and thumb...subsided. still there tho. niggling.......feel the thumb now...


    left hand the tips started a month ago...but just enuf to say. ?????

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    it's an omen...your hand is rebelling against the idea of being adorned with a relationship oriented ring
    (long before there was a PFA i had my Grenade & Crossbones avatar at DD)

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    Similar pain a few years ago. My right hand was asleep for 2 weeks. It was carpel tunnel. I was typing a lot for work, sometimes all nighters. Cortisone shot was given first. Then I got it on the other hand. Eventually surgery on both.

    Got so bad I felt like I could jump start a car with my hands. The pinky not hurting with the other 4 fits.

     
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    I have the same affliction on my left had. I do dumbell curls wife thinks its from that. Mine is non constant I flex back and forth wiggling my fingers stops after about 5 minutes. Happening every other day or so.
    Last edited by FRANKRIZZO; 08-28-2021 at 09:33 AM.

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    My whole left side has this feeling pretty much all the time. Like it is asleep. Very annoying. Keep eye on your BP.

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    Go to a good chiropractor and you probably need a better quality bed/pillow.

     
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    Median nerve for sure, often the wrist (carpal tunnel) been playing a lot of internet pokers?
    Could also be impinged near your neck or shoulder from sleeping in a bad position.
    Ibuprofen for a few days should help.
    Last edited by Salty_Aus; 08-28-2021 at 03:22 AM.

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    it means you've angered the gods.

    or maybe ya slept with your wrist underneath the weight of your body for a few hours. if it continues to happen try a wrist brace with both palmer and dorsal splints. remove palmer splint (a wide and long aluminum popsicle stick). bend the splint so it primarily touches your palm near the knuckles and your forearm with your hand turned in a little. radius on the front of countertops and desk are handy for bending the splint.

    https://braceamerica.com/product/bioskin-dp-wrist-support/?attribute_size=BS-54233-R+BS+DP+wrist%2C+Right%2C+Medium-Large%2C+6-8

    https://braceamerica.com/product/wc3...sts-supports-8
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    Quote Originally Posted by splitthis View Post
    Go to a good chiropractor and you probably need a better quality bed/pillow.
    Pinched nerve.

    All chiropractors are not created equal. Apply the same effort he would to finding a discounted hotel room Todd.

    I never noticed his headaches were from the neck up before.


    Druff will immediately be fascinated by information about his posture and how he carries himself. Even to the point where the doctor can tell you if you are right or left eye dominant just by now you carry your head.

    Heís a guy who spends enormous hours on the computer every day. You know where Iím going with this.

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