..or that's what it feels like.
I am coming out of the episode I've had for 5 weeks now so this is not as bad as it was but I had such a strange feeling when my left side was all numb and tingly with pins 'n' needles. Although I felt numb on my left side I also felt oversensitive at times too which does not make any sense to me. It sounds confusing even when I type it out here. When I washed my hair I couldn't feel the left side of my head properly and when led in bed I couldn't feel the mattress underneath me on my left side. If I laid on my left side when my head touched the pilow it felt like there were hard lumps right where my ear was (my ear was particularly affected with numbness and is one of the last things to get better now). Also, when I would lean against something like a wall or chair with my thigh touching it felt like I was leaning against big pebbles or stones. Although my leg felt numb I could still feel this hard lumpy sensation which caused a horrible pain-like feeling but not really pain. I can't explain it.
I also noticed that when I was sat down I would sometimes lean forward and rest my arms on my thighs but it felt like my arms were really digging into my legs like they were made of marble or concrete or something very hard.
Has anyone else experienced this at all?
Also, I found I couldn't (and still can't) wear most of my shoes as they felt really hard and rigid. Heels also made my calf muscles feel stretched and hurt the back of my ankle too. I couldn't keep flip-flops on as I couldn't feel my toes to grip the toe-post so they just kept flying off the front of my foot. I was only really comfy in my slipper boots.