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    Probably a facet joint problem in C6-T1 area. Sleeping in a poor position?

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    Generally speaking, "pins and needles" that is sustained is usually Adult Diabetes, or Peripheral Neuropathy. Over time the condition transitions to numbness is the hands and/or feet. There is no cure since its a nervous system disorder. Good thing its not fatal, but it can be a huge pain to deal with long term. Adult Diabetes is easy to diagnose as its a simple blood test. Neuropathy, you need to go to a Neurologist to diagnose.

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    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.
    like everyone else I'd say carpal tunnel sounds most likely. Have you improved since you posted this originally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgull View Post
    Generally speaking, "pins and needles" that is sustained is usually Adult Diabetes, or Peripheral Neuropathy. Over time the condition transitions to numbness is the hands and/or feet. There is no cure since its a nervous system disorder. Good thing its not fatal, but it can be a huge pain to deal with long term. Adult Diabetes is easy to diagnose as its a simple blood test. Neuropathy, you need to go to a Neurologist to diagnose.
    No diabetes. At my last physical, I asked them to include A1C in my blood panel, as I'm getting near 50 and it's important to check if I'm getting to be pre-diabetic. Also had them check prostate-related PSA and Free PSA levels.

    All levels were great, and I am nowhere near the danger zone in any of them.

    This morning the pins and needles issue has improved about 70%, so I assume it will be gone by tomorrow. I am no longer very concerned about it. It was most likely a compressed nerve, brought on by a sleeping position.

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    Try to not piss the old lady off, thus avoiding sleeping on the couch in a shitty position....

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    So, Iím not a doctor, but I donít think you have anything to worry about. Someone above mentioned Reynaudís but that generally has your skin turning bone white. (Wifey has this so thatís how I know about that.). I think you must have slept on your hand or arm, pinching a nerve. Someone above gave good advice to swing your arms around to get the blood flowing to the area. If it still is bothering you by Monday, then go to urgent care. But, it sounds like itís already improving. Probably a freak thing. Stuff like that happens from time to time. Welcome to old age.

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    lay off the viagra all your bloods going to your dick combined with a lack of for-skin. hope its not fatal good luck
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    I blame Mason.

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    Just curiousÖ.are you simply trying to create some activity by posting this thread? I mean why ask a bunch of degenerates this question when I believe you have a Dr. Witteles in the family?
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