Very sore and stiiff legs

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soxx
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   Posted 10/4/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new to this site,
 
My legs are really stiff and really hurt. It is really bad in the morning when I wake up. I can hardly walk. I have to hang on to things because my legs are very stiff and weak. As I move around a bit the become less stiff. They only hurt and are stiff when standing or walking. No pain when siting or laying. THe pain moves around in my legs to different areas but never have any pain or stiffness in my upper body. This is an on going problem of the last several years. Slowley getting worse as time goes on. My doctor has me on Tramadol and has made me an appointment with a nuroligst. I get Muscle crampa at nigght in bed pretty bad. Most of the pain in in the muscles and a little in the joints. Does this sound like Fibromylgia?
I am 47 years old. My pain does go away if sitting or standing. But the stiffness and pain is there evey day only in my legs. Never any where else. I have had blood work done and my docotr told me that all the results were not back yet but the bolld work shows a higher degree of some kind of a muscle desiese. My nurologist is going to do a muscle biopsoy. The doctor had fibromyalgia written on the report that went to the hospital when I had my ultasound done. The ultra sound showed no problems there. My appoitment is on tuesday hopefully I will learn somthing there. The tramadol does very little for me.

soxx
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   Posted 10/5/2008 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone think this is Fibromyalgia if it is in the legs only and only hurts when walking or standing? Anyone eles have this problem?

Meggie
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   Posted 10/5/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Soxx,

It doesn't sound like fibro to me.  Fibro is usually all over but mine did start in my neck and shoulder before moving into the rest of the body.  You may have fibro along with something else, it sounds like the doctors are still investigating.

I hope you get some answers soon, I know what it feels like to be left hanging. 

Hugs,

Meggie


Marlee2
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   Posted 10/5/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Soxx and welcome. Read the fibro 101 thread, the second on the first page, it has a list of symptoms and see how many you can relate to. The pain of fibro started in my back and has spread all over my body. Some have more upper body pain and some have more lower body pain. But we are in some kind of pain all the time. Fibro pain does move around.
 
I know it's hard not knowing what's wrong with you so I hope they will have the answers for you soon.
 
Moist heat helps many of us with the pain of fibro.
 
Let us know what you find out from the docs.
 
luv and hugs
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MT Lady
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   Posted 10/5/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Soxx,
This may sound ridiculous to you, and I'm certainly NOT a doctor, but just maybe, this might be caused from dehydration, yes, not enough water. Just try drinking water during the day and taking malic/magnesium and see how you feel. It may not take all the stiffness and pain away, but it will help the leg cramps at night and some of the pain. My husband had really bad leg cramps, a lot of stiffness and he began drinking a lot of water, about 8 glasses a day, which, really, is what we are all suppose to be drinking...anyway, it's worth a try...I wish you well
Miriam

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soxx
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   Posted 10/5/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, I read through the symptom list and actually do have a number of them, Muscle pain, Sleep disturbance, Fatuige, Headaches, morning stiffness, Light headedness, Muscle weakness, restless legs, muscle spasam, and heal pain. I have not really had any other pain other than my legs but only when I walk or stand. The stiffness is really bad espically in the morning. Soon i will need help with a walker or cane in the morning becasue I really struggle. I can't wait for my doctor appoitment on tuesday the tramadol don't do much except take the edge off. I work 10 hour days and am having a hard time to do so. People at work are very helping and realize my situation and are helping me so I don't have to walk much. I am a superviser and need to walk about 30% of the time and sit behind a desk the remainder of the time. So far my work is very supportive of my situation and understanding that I'm having problems. They see how I'm struggling to walk and know somthing is very wrong. They would rather have me there and not walking at all than to have me at home. So they will help all they can. I have been there for 27 years. I have a lot of knowlege in my industry. They are paying me to supervise and not for manual labor. Which is great for me. Sorry for the long sotry I guess I just need to vent al little. This is furstrating not to beable to do things and go places that I could just 6 months ago. I am having to rely on others a lot more these days. I hope my nuroligist can figue this out soon. I'm a fighter and do not give up very easly. I just have to bear the pain and put up with it for a while longer. I,m afraid people will get tired of helping me soon.

Mariam, I do drink a lot of water and alwasy have. I have been thinking about taking malic/magensuium though. I see a lot of people have been.

Maggie, I have been reading that fibromylgia can start out in one place for a while and then move around later. I'm just not sure this is fibromyelgia though because it only hurts to walk nad not all the time like most.

Thanks all for your comments they have been helpful in try to sort this out,
Bob
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