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A little while ago, I had some temp paralysis in one of my legs.I couldn't move it or hardly feel it was there. It was really freaky.<br><br>
Anyone else ever have that?. ( to clearifiy, not this is NOT a vent, so please keep such comments to yourself about making judgemental statments).<br><br>
If so, did it come back, get worse?.<br><br><br><br>
Someone changed my title which read paralsis sp? aka spelling?.
 

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Yes. I have a disease with neurological symptoms and as well, am in the midst of a diagnosis of another. But then again, maybe the blood flow was wanky that day for you. I wouldn't dwell on it unless it's persistent, then go see your doc for a panel.
 
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sounds like what i call a 'dead leg'.<br><br><br><br>
erm... how to describe: when you've been sat/lying still or at a dodgy angle for a bit too long, and your circulation cuts off a bit, and your leg goes to sleep. it feels really heavy, sometimes tingly and sometimes numb, and you have to move, and then either whack it a bit or rub it until it comes back to life -at which point it sometimes feels really weird and achy and tingly and crampy as it recovers, for a minute or two- is that right?<br><br><br><br>
if so, then yeah, i get that every once in a while, always have done. i think its probably down to slightly poor circulation on my part (i get cold hands and feet too) but in most people i think its just something that comes once in a while from sitting/standing/lying too long at angles your body doesn't like.<br><br><br><br>
it is a bit scary, but i don't think its fatal or anything in the main part, and if it doesn't happen particularly often or problematically, then i wouldn't think it was a symptom of anything to be very worried about.<br><br><br><br>
i get dead legs, dead arms, dead feet, etc.... but i think a case of 'dead arse' (from sitting on a hard floor in the same position for hours at a time) is definately the worst, hahahaha.
 

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How long was it paralyzed for? I think what some of the others are talking about is when your leg 'falls asleep'. At least, that is what I usually call it. That is nothing serious. You can move the body part but you can't feel anything in it until the blood starts flowing back into it and it tingling and hurts. If you are paralyzed you can't move at all even when you try too. You said you couldn't move it at all so it sounds like something different than it 'falling asleep'.
 

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How long was it paralyzed for? I think what some of the others are talking about is when your leg 'falls asleep'. At least, that is what I usually call it. That is nothing serious. You can move the body part but you can't feel anything in it until the blood starts flowing back into it and it tingling and hurts. If you are paralyzed you can't move at all even when you try too. You said you couldn't move it at all so it sounds like something different than it 'falling asleep'.</div>
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I don't know, sometimes when I sleep with my arm in an awkward position it falls asleep and I can't move it at all for a few minutes after waking. It sounds plausible.
 

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Yes.... Actually, I cut off my blood flow so badly once that my foot just sat there dangling. I was sure I had lost it. Very quickly, I removed my shoe (which was assisting in cutting off my blood) and begin to flex and rotate my knee as fast as I could. Once I began to feel pain in my foot, I knew that I had not lost it. I kept moving every part of my leg that I could until I finally regained control of my foot. It's rather scary.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I would say if this happens to you often -- especially if you can't trace it to having cut off your blood flow, you should get to a doctor quickly.
 

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Actually that is not paralysis. That is the "falling asleeping" sitiuation.<br><br>
I get that all the time from sitting cross legged, it's normal and I don't worry about it. After the feeling comes back, there's this "pins and needles" phase. Or I thought it was normal?..<br><br><br><br>
If it's caused by bad circulation, what's causing that?... I don't have cholestrol clogging up my body and I don't even anyone else here does either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
Not even sure what I experienced was real paralysis either but it didn't feel like the "falling asleep" thing.<br><br>
I was running for the phone and it felt like my leg was pulled out from under me, I fell on the floor and then I lay there for a few minutes. Then it suddenly came back like nothing happened.<br><br><br><br>
I'm thinking it might have to do my generally forced current sedentary lifestyle which might be doing something nasty. As we know being sendentary is very bad for you.
 

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Being sedentary doesn't cause paralysis.<br><br><br><br>
It was probably cut-off circulation. But if you're really worried about it, go to a doctor.
 

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Enough B vitmains being a very subjective issue.<br><br>
My blood tests say I have normal amounts of B vitamins and yet I seem to require extra or I get sick. I'm very hesitent to take larger doses then what I need to avoid getting sick because high B vitamins doses make you sick too.
 

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My aunt once told me that there was a certain spice that could cause temporary paralysis.
 

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My aunt once told me that there was a certain spice that could cause temporary paralysis.</div>
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ok thats just scary...do you remember which one?
 

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WTF!!! If someone is experiencing true, sudden paralysis, they should call 911 RIGHT AWAY!!<br><br><br><br>
It is a very serious symptom and most often indicates heart attack, stroke, spinal injury.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">
 

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Somehow I've always bypassed this thread. Thalia is right: paralysis is a serious symptom. As long as you don't know the reason behind, the next attack might be ever more severe. There are of course lots of harmless reasons ... Better see a neurologist and if he doesn't find anything you might also look for something like antiphospholipid syndrome.
 
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