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Numbness in arms & legs?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Annabel_Eve, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Annabel_Eve

    Annabel_Eve Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Has anyone else experienced this...

    woke up this morning & couldn't feel or move my right arm & leg!!! Complete loss of sensation. Tested my blood & it was 3.9, so not as low as it usually is on a hypo. Had some glucose tabs, waited & then my leg came back to life, my arm however took a little longer. Within about 30mins I was back to normal again & have had no problems since.

    I have never had anything like this before, just the odd numb arm if I sleep on it!

    Thanks o_O
     
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  2. Lally123

    Lally123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Needs checking out by a doctor. Raises the possibility of a transient ischemic attack (TIA). probably not but you.definitely need some advice on that.
     
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  3. Jo123

    Jo123 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Annabel, I would see a doctor about that sooner than later, I would worry that it was a TIA, but I'm not a doctor!
    After the event if they suspect it was they will treat all your stroke risk factors aggressively.
     
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  4. Annabel_Eve

    Annabel_Eve Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you, I will definitely get checked out by my doctor
     
  5. Annabel_Eve

    Annabel_Eve Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks Jo. You can tend to just brush things off, but after both replies I will definitely be seeing my doctor.
     
  6. Jo123

    Jo123 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck annabel, hopefully it will be nothing.
     
  7. Annabel_Eve

    Annabel_Eve Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Jo,
    Unfortunately, turns out you were right, I was diagnosed yesterday as having had 2 TIA's. They have put me on medication for the rest of my life, but that's nothing new having been having injections for the most part of my life anyway. I'm so grateful that you & Lally123 both put your suggestions forward. Thank you
    :)
     
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  8. Annabel_Eve

    Annabel_Eve Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Lally123,
    Unfortunately, turns out you were right, I was diagnosed yesterday as having had 2 TIA's. They have put me on medication for the rest of my life, but that's nothing new having been having injections for the most part of my life anyway. I'm so grateful that you & Jo123 both put your suggestions forward. Thank you
    :)
     
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  9. Jo123

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    Oh gosh annabel, I'm really sorry to hear this. Did the doctor give you any other advice regarding lifestyle.
    At least you've got medication now to hopefully prevent any further attacks.
     
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