Hope all is well, and for those quitting smoking--stick with it! You can do it. Don't think too far ahead...just do it in small increments--minutes, hours, a day...whatever works for you. Make it through that increment and then start the next.
OK...last night or early this morning, I was completely asleep and I think I must have been trying to turn over when I was awakened by the fact that my left leg had gone almost completely numb. It was the strangest feeling I've ever had, and it scared me a lot. It really freaked me out. I pulled the leg over and turned myself over and it kind of came back to life, but not with that "tingling" really that you get when your foot falls asleep; it just sort of woke up some. Parts of it stayed numb, especially along the back of my thigh. I also was having lots of random paresthesias in my right arm at the same time. It took me awhile to get back to sleep. That leg also did a lot of twitching and zapping and jumping, which was part of the reason it was hard to go back to sleep.
What was that? That leg is still having paresthesias this morning.
Just as a reminder: On third neuro, second neurosurgeon, etc. Clinical findings include: t2 spots (3 >3mm) in brain; myelopathy in t-spine (nonspecific); two t-spine disc herniations (to the right) that two MDs have said aren't responsible for my sx or severe enough to cause them; either "diffuse" hyperreflexivity or just "some with clonus in the right leg," depending on whom you talk to; normal EMG/NCT; +rombergs/hoffmans. Sx include episodic vertigo, what appears to be pre-trigeminal neuralgia in right face (many zaps, especially when I make a certain face), paresthesias in right foot (and now left leg entirely), notable weakness in both legs, paresthesias in arms and hands, especially right hand.
So, my question. I have a left-leaning disc issue in my lumbar spine, no nerve entrapment or anything. Could something about lying on my left side have done this? I don't have any back pain at all. I also have a left-leaning disc protusion in my c-spine, again with zero radiculopathy and nothing indicating a problem yet. Could that do it?
Yours in being completely weirded out,