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11 Apr 2006

Numbness
Hi Doc
when going to sleep, I feel my legs getting numb, when I wake in the mornings my legs and my hands are sometimes totally numb, or other times it is feels like pins and needles, my hands is also a bit swollen, what could be the reason for this? Your advice pls
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Sue
It could be that you are pressing on a nerve or nerves in your back when you lie down. I really think you should let a neurologist have a look - you may need to see a orthopod too.
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