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wake up with numb hands?
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every morning I wake up with numb, tingly hands. I can still move them, but it's very frustrating! Especially when I'm trying to put on mascara! or brush my teeth. Any one else with this problem?
Posted on 07/24/07, 05:19 am
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Reply #1 - 07/24/07  5:55am
" Yes Darla, I do often wake with numb hands. I am wondering if it has anything to do with the way i sleep? I would make sure to list this in your notes for your doc though! Best wishes! dd "
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Reply #2 - 07/24/07  7:47am
" I not only wake up with my left hand numb it is also very swallon as well. "
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Reply #3 - 07/24/07  10:13am
" Darla, I do have numb,tingly hands all the time. It is very frustrating, but like anything with MS, you do get used to it after a while. I can't stand for anyone to touch my right hand though. It hurts like crazy when anyone touches me. I don't wear mascara anymore because I'm afraid I'll poke my eye out and I got an electric toothbrush to help me with brushing. "
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Reply #4 - 07/24/07  11:23am
" I also wake up with completely numb hands every morning, but luckily for me, it does away after just a minute or 2.


I am undiagnosed at this point
Christine "
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Reply #5 - 07/24/07  1:26pm
" I have a great deal of numbness in my hands when I wake up and between meds!
I'm thinking I am getting tolerant to my drugs and may need to up the doeasage. "
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Reply #6 - 07/24/07  2:34pm
" I also thought that maby I was just starting to sleep funny and laying on my hands until I made a point to see if that were the case. It was not, definitely the ms. besides the fact it never accrued until after I started having symptoms. sometimes it's one hand, one or the other and every once in awhile it's both at the same time. and like someone else had commented, it go's away as soon as I start to move them around and stimulate them. good luck. "
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Reply #7 - 07/24/07  8:00pm
" YES,DARLA,I HAVE THE SAME PROMBLEM SUM TIME I CANT HARDLY MOVE THEME AT ALL WHEN THAT HAPPEN THAT HURTS BADLY. "
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Reply #8 - 07/24/07  8:28pm
" almost everysingle morning. "
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Reply #9 - 07/24/07  8:47pm
" ditto for me - during sleep, hav'nt had it in a few months but when it strikes it seems to awake me and there i am with maybe 3 numb fingers or the whole hand - i can clear it always in a few minutes but i know its related to the ms "
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Reply #10 - 07/25/07  12:43pm
" Bingo - numb as can be.... oh, but lets see is numb better than pain. Cause numbness wares off only to than have awful pain in them.... afternoon not moving them for awhile numbness returns...aren't MS'ers fun ppl. :-) "

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