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    Peripheral paralysis?

    I have been suffering from having my arm fall asleep.

    MY arm becomes temporarily paralyzed, but it's only on one side..my other arm does fall asleep, but not in the same way.

    It starts with a heavy sensation at my elbow and goes halfway up my arm. My arm goes to sleep and if I am holding something like the remote control? It falls out of my hand as I lose the feeling in my hand.

    It does happen when I am lying on my side, I am not lying on my arm when this happens.

    I do get the feeling back when I get the cat to move......

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    The Edster got a haircut and because the house is kept relatively cool, he has become a snuggle-bug. If I go to the mancave and stretch out, he's in there and climbs up on the bed. After about 3-4 minutes of stepping, sniffing, stretching?

    He climbs onto my arm and hangs his front legs over my bicep, near my elbow.

    If I try to dislodge him from 'his' space, he vocalizes a lusty objection and he get to stay...until my arm goes numb and whatever I have in my hand falls.

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    Sometimes we both drift off - after I toss a blankie over us - and I wake up with an arm that won't work for the rest of the day..

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    If I get lucky, the Edster will get up before my arm goes to sleep....If not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Be thankful that he doesn't sprawl across your face.
    Years ago Mike Tyson did an interview with a reporter and he was asked about his punching power.

    He said something like, "I can hit a man and make him cry like a woman..." Tyson studied some anatomy while he was training and knew where to punch people.

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    Ed weighs about 13 pounds and when he climbs onto the bed, He starts at my ankles and walks his way up to my shoulder.

    He stops along the way and stops with both legs/paws in the same little circle/area.

    I cry like a woman.

    There is something sinister and painful when a small animal manages to hurt you, just by standing in on spot - Cat-u-pressure?


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    Is your elbow bent when this happens? I have something similar - if I sleep with my right arm bent, my hand goes numb. Mine is caused by ulnar compression - but there are 3 nerves in the arm and you might have problems with one of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Is your elbow bent when this happens? I have something similar - if I sleep with my right arm bent, my hand goes numb. Mine is caused by ulnar compression - but there are 3 nerves in the arm and you might have problems with one of the others.
    Grace - maybe you missed the part about it being only when the Edster falls asleep on his arm that it goes numb!
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    And I have the same feeling as I have peripheral neuropothy in my feet and I have to be careful that my Empress Josephine of many names does not cause wounds on my feet.
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    I have found contented felines are the major cause of this condition. I also cause myself circulatory distress when I will not change my body's position as to not disturb "the cat".
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