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Old 05-28-2008, 06:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've had this happen to me twice now. When standing for a longish period of time (we were doing a tour at an art gallery today) a portion of my left leg goes numb. It feels totally asleep and it's really disconcerting. What I did was found a place to sit whenever one was available and made it through. But does anyone know what this is? Should I worry?
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Pinched nerves...happens to me all of the time in my hips and ankles. I think mine is beacsue of swelling that puts pressure on the nerves.
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Sometimes I go numb under my ribcage, but not in my legs.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Happens to me constantly. Had it in my last pregnancy too. The baby is sitting on a nerve. Doesn't hurt so much as it's just uncomfortable/annoying. My chiropractor gives me adjustments that help, but, sadly they don't last for too long.

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Yep, it's just another one of those pregnancy related goodies. Nerves, swelling of tissues, change in blood volume, there are so many things that affect your body right now. I had carpal tunnel in both of my hands last time...I would be doing something, like crochet....with my hands...and they would fall asleep! So glad I don't have it this time, but it's nothing to worry about.
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i have it too! and in my left leg! last pregnancy was my right leg.
unfortunately for me, it does not go away when i sit down, it happens when i sit ot stand. laying down is the only thing that helps. it's also started to extend up to a portion if my lower belly and (tmi!) occasionally my vulva. yeah, it's sweet.

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