Our expert says:
Numbness in the extremities is usually caused by nerves pinching in the back, or diseases of the peripheral nervous system like diabetes or peripheral neuropathy. With your history of being a bit anxious, it could maybe be a symptom of Restless legs syndrome - a condition that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's legs to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations in the legs especially at night when you go to bed. I suggest you ask your GP to examine you for nerve compression or peripheral neuropathy and test your iron levels and if he finds nothing wrong, to give you something to relax you at night.
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