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What A Life
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   Posted 4/28/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My hands have been falling asleep a lot recently.. Mostly while I am in bed at night. I of course the get occasional night-sweat as well. Just wondering if anybody else experiences appendages falling asleep. I'm thinking it may be caused by inflammation in the body which causes a decrease in circulation.
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.


Nanners
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   Posted 4/28/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have noticed lately my hands fall asleep alot, especially when I am laying down. I don't know what the cause is, but had planned on talking to my doc about it when I see him next. Good luck!
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artist guy
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   Posted 4/28/2010 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
it seems for me my feet do that and they're always freezing cold, my dr. checked my pulse and circulation in my feet are good, probably the same thing that you guys get with yours hands.

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Zanne
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   Posted 4/28/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Could be carpal tunnel. I have it in both my hands and the first sign was that my hands were falling asleep in the middle of the night. At the time I was doing a lot of needle work, cross stitching and knitting, as well as typing. I quit the needle work and adjusted how I held my hands while typing. I have been doing pretty well for about 15 years with the occasional episode when I type too long or have to make a baby blanket or something. You could try wearing a support brace at night and see if that helps. One with the metal plate that runs down the length of the brace. Try it for a week or two and see if it gets better. If it does you should have your answer.
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What A Life
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   Posted 4/28/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! Glad I'm not the only one this happens to. I get nervous once in a while as "night sweats and appendages falling asleep" are actually considered early signs of diabetes as well. HOWEVER, as Crohnies, we experience pretty much every "symptom" known to man lol.

Let me know what the Doc says nanners!
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.


meshice
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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Humm, you know I too have noticed this when I am asleep. Good point that it could be the CD. I never know if something else is happening or what. I usually blame everything funny on my CD. If you were taking Flagyl I would say it's the med. I had to stop taking it becasue of numbness in my feet.
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MikeB
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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Another and common cause of that could be compression of the nerves as they run through the elbow if you sleep in a partial fetal position with your arms bent. If the numbness and tingling resolves in a few seconds when you straighten the elbow, that would comfirm that. Also, if the numbness and tingling is confined to the pinkie finger and the outside of the ring finger, that is a definnite sign of compression of the ulnar nerve, which is commonly compressed at the elbow. (symptoms in the rest of the hand point to the median nerve and could more likely be carpal tunnel or a compression in the elbow.) If it is a nerve compression, just wrap a towel around trhe elbow before bed to keep it straight. After a few weeks the irritation of the nerve should heal.

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   Posted 4/28/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I get this too, even when awake, and I get it in my feet too. The docs haven't been able to explain why yet.
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lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 4/28/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My feet often go numb or go to sleep, I always just put it down to poor circulation and low blood pressure. I only get numb hands if I fall asleep in an awkward position!
 
 


What A Life
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   Posted 4/28/2010 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Starting to think its a sign of me starting to flare.... Dunno.
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.


dunny2
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   Posted 4/28/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes numbness and tingling of the hands and/or feet, can be due to B12 being low. Might be worth having
blood drawn. My first symptoms started with my hands, then progressively got worse affecting my feet & lower legs.
Vicky

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What A Life
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   Posted 4/29/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Does insurance cover B-12 shots? Or do you know how expensive they are if not? Just wondering cause I have another month until my insurance kicks in for work and I've been feeling under the weather.
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.


Nanners
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   Posted 4/29/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance covers my B12. I get shots every other week at my insurance. And to be honest I take a complete B injection the weeks in between my B12 shots from my ins co.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Nanners
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   Posted 4/29/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
My insurance covers my B12. I get shots every other week at my insurance. And to be honest I take a complete B injection the weeks in between my B12 shots from my ins co.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Sarah_B
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   Posted 4/29/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just going to suggest the same thing, dunny. I think it's definitely something to look into. Numbness and tingling in the appendages is pretty much the first sign of a B12 deficiency and B12 isn't as easily absorbed in someone with Crohn's disease. You can also use sublingual B12 to see if that helps before you move up to the injections. They are pretty cheap. I believe a bottle that last me two and a half months is only about $7.00.
23 years old, Female.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Ileocolitis November 2008.
Currently taking Remicade, 50 mg 6-MP.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 4/29/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Well...everyone got to B12 before I did. I always have my hands tingling first when I start dropping in B12 levels.
My doc used to charge me $9 a visit to give me the shot. When I started doing them myself, I found it even cheaper. about 12 syringes was about $9, plus less than $10 for a 3+ supply of the vitamin
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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