Waking up with numb arms...

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    Apr 12, 2011 11:49 AM GMT
    In the past couple of years I've gone from 160lbs to now hovering around 200, the last year has seen the most weight gain, roughly 20lbs, and I'm really happy about it obviously.

    I keep waking up to both of my arms being completely numb, obviously there are circulation issues but I was wondering if this is a normal thing? It's not like there are any lasting numbness, it goes away after 5-10 mins but during that time there is little to no feeling and I can hardly move my fingers when I first wake up, doesnt seem normal... Thoughts?
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    Apr 12, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    I've always dealt with poor circulation. One thing that has always helped is cayenne pepper when it got really bad. It increases blood pressureicon_smile.gif
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    Apr 12, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    I would have to say that there is nothing normal about it at all. If it only lasted for one minute or less, it could just be the position you sleep in...but 5 or ten minutes seems too long. I MIGHT be a bad bed, too.
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    Apr 12, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    I would get an ultrasound to be sure.
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    Apr 12, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    Basically it's from my shoulders down, and I would have dismissed it as sleep position but it happens in both arms, I thought it may be connected to gaining mass hence the info about my weight gain. Another possibility I thought was carpal tunnel or something. It lasts for 5-10 mins after waking up.