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I noticed this about two weeks ago. It lasted for a few days and has gone away. I too cross my legs a lot.

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I'm going to stop crossing my legs. I haven't had this issue, and I certainly don't want it!

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As always, your advice is greatly appreciated Missy! I hope you are doing well.

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  1. I'm so glad I found this post. I'm 7 months out and a loss of about 80 lbs. On Nov 8th, I started limping and couldn't get my balance right. Numb left foot. I did a little research online and decided I needed to go to a doctor. Friday Nov.15th I had foot x-rays, then they decided to do my back and after reviewing them, they sent me for a MRI. I have an appointment tomorrow and I'm still not able to raise my left foot up at the ankle and still numb. I think the next step is a brace and a nerve test! Everything is happening so fast and I don't know where to turn... Do I have sucker written on my forehead???

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I stopped crossing my legs and mine is about 50 percent better. I put off nerve conduction test and any further tests until I give it some time.

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I stopped crossing my legs and mine is about 50 percent better. I put off nerve conduction test and any further tests until I give it some time.

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So here's something odd.... In august 2012 I tripped over a box of copy paper someone left outside my office door. I was hurrying to a meeting and wasn't looking and certainly didn't expect it. Skinned my knee and brushed it off... A few day later I was dragging and tripping over my foot and fell several times. I decided to go to the dr because I knew something was wrong. Turns out the nerve that controls the up down movement of your foot is in your knee.... And I had dropped foot. The dr mentioned it may have been weakened because of my weight loss ( I was 5 months from goal). I didn't give that much credence but now that I read this.... Maybe.

It took 4 weeks on crutches and 6 in a brace but eventually everything returned to normal except the back of my calf goes numb every so often.

I had never heard of a dropped foot.... Then or since.... Until now

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I am glad you have recovered. I am hoping I will too. That we all will.

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I know this is years old but @mbmoore2518 did you ever recover? how long? I have developed a foot drop and am hoping it is from losing over 120 lbs in the past 8 months and my bad habit of crossing my legs. Neurologist thinks so but wants to send me for EMG test. Any advice would be appreciated!

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I had this once after lots of leg crossing after a big weight loss. I actually worried I had MS! A few weeks after I stopped the crossing it went away. It's very common with the newly thin taking advantage of being able to cross their legs!


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good to hear! thanks :) yes I have convinced myself I have a variety of things ugh hope it resolves soon,

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