Patient : For the last month i have been having trouble at night with my left arm falling asleep. It will wake me up in the middle of the night and it hurts very badly and is numb. It takes several minutes before it returns to normal. Usually this only happens maybe once a night, but last night it was at least 6 times. It also feels tingly like it's falling asleep during the day. I have been taking iron tablets for a few weeks now hoping this would help, but i haven't noticed any improvement. This is only in my arms, and only my left arm actually wakes me up at night. My right arm only gets tingly. I avoid sleeping on my arm now and i still wake up to it going numb. I am a night time dishwasher so i am moving my arms a lot and leaning over a sink all night, I wonder if this has something to do with it.
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