tingling and numbness in my arms while sleeping

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Heather Lynn
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   Posted 8/13/2011 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So several months ago I had this symptom where I just can't get comfortable in bed because my shoulders hurt and my arms get tingly and feel a little like they are "asleep". I was put on gabapentin for fibro and the symptom stopped, but I recently stopped the gabapentin due to weight gain, and the symptom is back. It is driving me CRAZY and interfering with my sleep. AHHHHH. I really just need to vent. Has anyone else had this?

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   Posted 8/13/2011 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe it's pressure on nerves.  I would have my hands get tingly at night.  I tried various positions and found what works for me without the tingling.  I sleep on my side with a pillow behind my back.  This allows me to lay so I'm half on my side and half on my back.  I don't have tingling now.
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   Posted 8/13/2011 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have this in my left foot but it is mostly all the time
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   Posted 8/13/2011 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same thing and had an EEG - the final diagnosis was polymyalgia. Apparently there were 2 nerve paths that are completely blocked. Dr. said that polymyalgia is thought to come from a deficiency in B vitamins. They are not going any further on checking this out because I was supposed to have IgG infusions and it is thought that that might make all my symptoms go away. Well, I just found out that I was rejected by the insurance company for the infusions. Now, I'll have to talk to the Dr. about tracking down the cause for polymyalgia and B deficiencies.  Meanwhile, I started on B12 on my own, but might consider a total B complex. I see the Dr. again the first of September, so we'll see.  Best wishes in getting relief; it really is uncomfortable. Take Care!
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