Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Medical Advice- Does your skin fall asleep?

Any doctor's reading my blog? I need medical advice. I have this spot on my left leg. The :skin: falls asleep. Okay I know this sounds bizarre. You know how when your leg falls asleep. You can't feel it. Like you know your leg is there but when you touch it, it's like tingly and it's "not there" It's like you lose feeling. About 6-8 months ago, I started to have this spot on my left leg where just a certain area of skin would "fall asleep" and tingle. It was so bizarre and it totally freaked me out. My husband thinks I am crazy. Okay, but this happens ALL the TIME and always on the same spot on the same leg. I am wondering, am I crazy? Is this like bad circulation? Nerve damage? Should I be concerned?

So does anyone else's skin fall asleep? Like this? Same place all the time? this might happen to me once a week or once every two weeks. I am not doing anything particular, wearing anything particular, no lotion or anything involved. Just a strange falling asleep of a section of my leg, like maybe a 4" wide and 6" long patch of skin on the upper side of my leg, between my knee and my thigh. It is so bizarre. I can poke and scratch and rub my leg and it's like I know I am touching my leg but I can't feel it. I am totally worried that this is like a "blood clot" or something.

What's up?

UPDATE: Further web searches prove that this could be skin cancer, anxiety, spider bites, arsenic poisioning, an aspartame reaction, polycystic liver or kidney disease, candida, sciatia, tendinitis. So I am sure that I could be dying or maybe my skin is just tired.

11 comments:

[m]att™ said...

I think I remember watching a documentary about "fantom limbs" that was sort-of similar. However, in my professional medical opinion, I think you should just go and see a doctor. A real doctor, not me.

dazed said...

A real EXPENSIVE doctor. Ha ha.
The reason that I decided to write this is that my LEG is tingling again. Damn skin. I do know what you mean about phantom limbs. Research that I have done online always brings up Restless leg Syndrome, or MS, and I am like (naw, can't be, right?)

Plunky said...

Um, the internet is the enemy when dealing with any sort of mystery ailment. Get thee to a docs and by god, woman, don't search the internet anymore. By the way, I had that happen when I had a herniated disk in my back. do you have back probs? whatever, go to a doc, don't listen to me.

Nixxie said...

ooh I have that too!!! I have had that since I was 14. I can go months sometimes years without it happening and then for weeks my right leg has an area that just feels numb and it gets worse if I lay on it.

Have no idea what it is. I think it might be, in my case, anxiety or spider veins.

PCinAZ said...

I am not a doctor but play one on TV. Only kidding. Have been around the medical field for some time and what you are describing sounds like it is related to your back troubles. It is strange how impingement or compression in one area of the body refers symptoms to another. I would mention this issue to the doc that you see regarding your back.

IzzyMom said...

I've never had what you describe. But I have something similar where the skin becomes ultra-sensitive to the touch. It is not terribly painful but it does feel irritated when that spot is touched even lightly. It comes and goes but I've never worried about it much.

dazed said...

hmmmm.... I might mention this to my chiropracter and see what she thinks. She's awesome!

Tina said...

Off-topic: Did you and Evan do anything for Valentine's Day?

KSHIPPYCHIC said...

MY HANDS AND FACE ARE NUMB ALL THE TIME - BUT IT'S THE MEDS I TAKE - JEEESH ALL THAT OTHER STUFF YOU LISTED IS MAKING ME CRAZY - THE ASPARTAME - I USE IT IN MY COFFEE - ARHHHHHGGGG!

dazed said...

Not really much for V day Tina. Pretty quiet. Watched TV at home with a friend, had snacks and wine.

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Best regards from NY! »

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