What your leg falls asleep, when it wakes up, does it hurt?

@Nykkee (2524)
Canada
July 4, 2007 9:09pm CST
Now I am not talking about the tingly pins-and-needle sensation on your skin that you get when a limb that has fallen asleep wakes up. I am talking about a wierd bad pain, like inside the limb, that makes you feel like you have to moveit but as soon as you move it at all that's what makes it hurt. It feels kind of like a muscle spasm or like the veins are hurting, or something, it's really hard to describe, but if it happens to you then you know what I mean. This happens to both myself and my younger sister. I have asked a few people and no one else seems to know what we are talking about. So are we wierd or have some kind of problem? Or do other people out there experience the same kind of pain from a sleeping limb waking up?
4 responses
• United States
5 Jul 07
sounds almost like what we called a "charley horse". i've only had my leg fall asleep once that bad in my lifetime,and i hope to never have it again,the pain was horrible.
@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
That's kind of what it feels like but that's not what is actually going on, the pain is directly linked to the leg waking up.
@jene1985 (228)
• Australia
5 Jul 07
I know what your talking about I get it too Im not really sure why some people get it and others dont both me and my older sister have had it so in responcse yes i know what you mean and no i dont think your weird but couldnt really tell you why you get perhaps bad circulation ive always had bad circulation since i was a kid ..
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@Nykkee (2524)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
We have both had this leg hurting when it wakes up problem for as long as we can remember. Our parents tdo not know what we are talking about though, it's just me and my sister.
@Akeela (2082)
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Jul 07
Most of the time your body needs calcium and you synovial fluid needs boosting, GOT MILK! or soya if it's your choice lol, linseed,milk punches help.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
6 Jul 07
Hi there. Im a classic for getting numb or pins n needles, from cutting of my circulation, especially when Im sitting in one place too long or if my legs bent and in that position for awhile, I start to get that irritated feeling, then the pins n needles set in... I dont like this feeling at all, its really annoying...
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