Numb Areas

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by PVLady, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    Can anyone tell me what it means to have numb areas - on my right leg round the knee and the upper leg there is no feeling. Like if I stuck a pin I would just feel pressure.

    I also have a area on the top of my right foot with same numbness.

  2. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    I have an area on my left leg above my knee that is what I would call a loss of sensation. I also have that with some of my toes due to diabetic neuropathy.

    It is nerve damage for me. I noticed the leg problem pretty much after my first son was born by C-section, so I don't know if that had anything to do with it or not. That was in 1979...

    Wish I could be of more help to you in this. Sounds like neuropathy, but I don't know what from for you.

  3. PianoGirl

    PianoGirl New Member

    PV Lady,

    Have you gone to see a doctor about this? It could be anything from a nerve that is being pinched by your vertebrae or nerve damage. How long has it been feeling like this?

    I have permanent nerve damage in my left leg because of a botched back surgery in 2001. I have numbness at times and extreme sensitivity on the outer side of my leg due to a nerve that was impinged between my L4-L5 L5-S1 discs.

    Don't let this go any longer. If you can have something done to relief that pressure on the nerve, you run a good chance of it not turning into something permanent. The longer you go, the worse it gets. They say that a nerve heals 1/8 of an inch every month so it takes a very long time to recover from something if it is left go.

  4. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    I've been getting this for the last 4 - 5 months - patches of numbness - face, arms, legs.

    As the day progresses, the numbness turns into pain and burning.

    I've been told this is part of the fibro - but only about 15 - 15% with fibro will have these symptoms.

    Still best to check with your Dr tho

    Take care
  5. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I had a nerve conduction test where they stick needles in my legs, then use some other apparatus that sends shocks throught muscles.

    I will get the results from my doctor on our next appt. I have not clue why this is happening. I wonder if it could be the beginning of some disease.

    After the test the numbness feels worse. I know they kept asking me if I had back pain. I don't have any back pain.

    I should find out soon what my doctor says...

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