Depression and Weak Legs? Possible?

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Ark
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   Posted 11/27/2006 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Depression and Weak Legs? Possible?

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I was wondering if depression can cause a person to beocme so weak that they have a hard time walking?

I have been having a hard time walking any distance at all, less then 1/4 a block and I feel as if I'm going to pass out cold. I get very light headed, shaky, heart starts to beat very fast and ill feeling.

Anyone feel or think this can be brought on by depression?

Thanks,
Sabrina

els
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   Posted 11/28/2006 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sabrina,  It has been proven that there are physical effects such as aches and pains associated with depression but as to what you are describing I don’t know...I would suggest differing to your Primary Care Physician on this one.  There can be any number of things causing this feeling for you.  One, any medication that you may be taking could be effecting you adversely.  Two, you could have a physical problem going on that needs attention.  In any case it needs a physician’s attention as soon as possible.


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Ark
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   Posted 11/28/2006 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi els,
 I agree with you 100%. I'm not on am medications right now and haven't been for about a week now.
A week ago from today , my PCP gave me a monthly shot of Depo Testosterone and the time for the 30 days of that shot was up on November 23rd. A boy am I glad it's out of my system! It made my depression worse to the point of sucidal thoughts running thru my head. I have never in all my life ever had thoughts like that.
It scared me so badly and told my doctor about it and he disagreed that it was caused from the Depo Testosterone shot. I told him I'd been researching this drug online and IT was one of the side effcts listed for Depo Testosterone. He didn't say to much after I showed him the list of side effcts I came across except "I hate those online drug warning lists."!
Well, anyway, The part about me not being able to walk has been goingon before the Depo Testosterne shot and I brought that to my PCP attention when it al started.
Just as of yesterday he finally said that there's something else wrong and it hasn't anything to do with depression or my horomes being out of balance.
He wants to see me on December 6th so see if he can figure out what is going on here with me. I guess it just makes me so durn mad that he hasn't done anything about it til now. It's as if he didn't listen to a word I've been telling him for months now!
I hope he can figure out what's wrong. This has been going on since June of this year and I'm pretty durn sick of this mess. I got things to do places to go etc!!! LOL
And this messed up walking things and my heart racing has got to be fixed ASAP!
I had a neck injury 1 1/2 years ago and he is thinking maybe damage from that so we will see what happens.
 
Thanks for you responce,
Sabrina
 
 
 
 
els said...

Hi Sabrina,  It has been proven that there are physical effects such as aches and pains associated with depression but as to what you are describing I don’t know...I would suggest differing to your Primary Care Physician on this one.  There can be any number of things causing this feeling for you.  One, any medication that you may be taking could be effecting you adversely.  Two, you could have a physical problem going on that needs attention.  In any case it needs a physician’s attention as soon as possible.


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   Posted 11/29/2006 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you got your doctors attention.  Let us know how it goes... :-)

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hippocrates
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   Posted 6/3/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have exactly the same symptoms: depression and weak legs. In my case, they both were caused by a viral infection I caught several years previously.

Full details chronicsorethroat.wordpress.com

Hope this helps, and remember, your symptoms may have a different cause to mine.

Best regards.

Post Edited (hippocrates) : 10/21/2008 10:34:27 PM (GMT-6)


els
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   Posted 6/4/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey hippocrates, welcome to healing well we are glad to have you.  That was very interesting....Though it may not be the case with Ark here as this thread is an older one and it was last posted to in November of last year and I believe that Ark's doctor had a pin point on what the problem was.  Thank you for the insight though.

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   Posted 6/4/2007 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
els said...
Hey hippocrates, welcome to healing well we are glad to have you. That was very interesting....Though it may not be the case with Ark here as this thread is an older one and it was last posted to in November of last year and I believe that Ark's doctor had a pin point on what the problem was. Thank you for the insight though.


Always happy to help.

I am trying to find out where I can post details of this strange chronic respiratory virus I caught, to link up to other people that may be suffering from the same affliction.

Best wishes.

Ark
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   Posted 6/22/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it's been awhile since I've posted so I wanted to update ya'll on what's been going on.
My walking has improved some. I can now walk 1/2 a block without the feeling of passing out or getting very weak/ shakes/trembling or out of breath. If I push it any more then 1/2  block I'm in big trouble!
 
 Went to the er room a week ago for this shortness of breath and weakness, and over all ill feeling. They did an chest x-ray which came back normal. The nurse who was talking to me in the Er room asked me why didn't they do labs on me, I told her I hadn't a clue! She said she was surprised they didn't.
 
So that was a waste of time going to that Er room. I mean how can they tell what could be wrong with just an x-ray and no labs ran??
 
I was hooked up to a heart monitor in the Er room and all the sudden I got so hot feeling and started to sweat. The heart monitor started flashing Red on the monitor and sounding an alarm and the numbers on the monitor screen were going all whacked out. Going from 67 to 29 to the 30's. then back to normal.
 
After the heart monitor alarm sounded off it took the nurse about 5 mins. to come to my room to see what the problem was. I told her what happen and the heater monitor start going whacky when I started feeling hot and sweaty. She fix the heart monitor to were it was running normal again. She told me she was going to go to the nurse station to see what the read out was saying. When she returned she said it all read normal readings. However, this happened 3 times while I was in the er room and they said that three reading were all normal.
 
Is it possible that hot flashes would set a heart monitor off to make it look like your having a heart attack?? Has this happen to anyone here?
 
I still haven't gotten answers as to why I can not walk very far or why I am weak and over all ill feeling 95% of the time.
 
Anyway I was released from the Er room with a diagnose of Pharyangitis/Trachitis and was told to stop smoking (I smoke 4 cigs a day), avoid irritants, consider using a humidifier, drink plenty of water
 
Any thoughts on this would be great.
 
Thanks,
Sabrina
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els said...
I am glad you got your doctors attention.  Let us know how it goes... :-)


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   Posted 6/23/2007 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there Ark,

Its great to hear that you are making progress although its a shame that the hospital are no further forward in telling you what is going on. Do you get this feeling all the time or is it only when you go outside? A thought that occurred to me (and I could be MILES off) is maybe there is an anxiety issue going on. It would almost certainly cause the feeling in your legs but would most likely be triggered by a particular event. Perhaps this is something for discussion with the physician. (Just a thought... I have them occasionally!)

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Ark
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   Posted 6/23/2007 1:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Darren,

 I do get anxiety and have for many years. And your right that anxiety can be brought on by fearing certain situations....it's has happen to me before.

 

I have this problem all the time with walking. My heart (I have heart problems for sometime now) also starts to race or beat faster when i walk to far and I feel like I a going to pass out and a general feeling of feeling ill comes over me. But this feeling isn't anything like anxiety or a panic attack. I have days were I feel totally normal and other days when I am so sick feeling all I want to do is stay laying down because I'm so weak. My body feels as if my body's system is shutting down, just ill felling.

 

I also run fever at times and the flu symptoms. Sometimes this will last for a whole days to several days. Other times it will last for a few hours and then pass, but still weak once it has passed. Its just so strange and wish they could figure out what the problem is. I also have Hepatitis C, diagnosed in 1998 with early cirrhosis.

 

Doctors have ran liver panels on me 4 to 6 times a year and my alt & ast have always been elevated. As of 2006 my liver panel test have come back totally normal, no elevation on my alt & ast what so ever. If these test are correct, then how in the heck could I have cirrhosis of the liver?? Baffles me!!!

 

Oh well, maybe I need to try another doctor. I just want to get on with my life and be able to what what I use to do...........whatever is wrong it has been totally disabiling.

 

Thanks for your reply,

Sabrina

djdaz_1985 said...

Hi there Ark,

Its great to hear that you are making progress although its a shame that the hospital are no further forward in telling you what is going on. Do you get this feeling all the time or is it only when you go outside? A thought that occurred to me (and I could be MILES off) is maybe there is an anxiety issue going on. It would almost certainly cause the feeling in your legs but would most likely be triggered by a particular event. Perhaps this is something for discussion with the physician. (Just a thought... I have them occasionally!)

Darren


Post Edited (Ark) : 6/23/2007 2:05:42 AM (GMT-6)


DocHoliday
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   Posted 1/24/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Ark,
 
Hello, I'm just passing through and thought I would share some professional opinions. If you are not on any medications that would be suspect such as "statin drugs" or  "pain meds" and if a good neuro/cardio workup found you clear then I think it is time to at least have a good psychiatric evaluation. We all know that many forms of mental illnesses can trigger different somatic complaints. What we tend to forget is that many people will have more than one mental illness overlapping another. That said, my dime-store analysis leads me to believe your depression may co-exist with panic disorder (which would definitely explain the physical complaints). Other problems may overlap too such as paranoid behavior, OCD, etc. I don't discount a your pain. It is real. I do not know the extent of your physical evaluations. So read this merely as an opinion. It is not a confirmed diagnosis of any sort.
 
I wish you the best,
 
DocHoliday

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   Posted 1/24/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Doc,

Welcome to the forum. This post is from 2007 and I don't think that the person will be on to read your reply any time soon. If you would like to introduce yourself feel free to start a thread, and I will bump up the intro thread if you would rather do that.

This is a good forum and I feel you may like to stick around.

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