Posted by: Dawie Oberholzer | 2013/07/22

Why do my left upper arm and left foot feels numb with needles and pins?

There is a numb sensation in my upper left arm and left foot with needles and pins. Iam using sleeping pills since Dec 2012 such as Dormicum,Azor and Zolpidem.I do have high cholesterol and are using simvastatin since March 2013.I do exercise,do not smoke or use alcohol.Please advise.

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- 2013/08/06

Hello Dawie

You are on very strong medications and your body can react in various ways.  Once again I cannot give you an analyses over email.

There is obviously a blockage in your body - whether it is from an injury, or your medications, or your diet or even physical trauma that your body might have experienced.

I would strongly suggest you see a registered reflexologist - let them take a comprehensive case study and after as treatment or two can guide you in the right direction.

Sometimes just taking more medications worsens some effects - you might be numbing the discomfort but not really dealing with the cause.

Please go to and find a therapist near you.
I am based in the Jhb north area - you are very welcomed to book with me if you are in the same area.

Wishing you all the best.

Kind regards, 
Stella K

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