Hi King, I've had the buzzing and other "paresthesias" now since the Fall of 2006. Before then I had it for periods of time with periods of remission in between. It was never one day on, one day off although it could be worse one day than another (and still is) I had a massage in Sept 2006 and the therapist just happened to touch the sole of my foot, pressing firmly. I asked her, what did you just touch, that was tender. She said it was the insertion point for tendons attached to muscles of your legs. I also have twitching in my leg muscles I also had been to many different doctors. Either they had no explanation (one told me that these symptoms would baffle even a neurologist) or they blamed it on my diabetes (which is easily controlled by diet, I don't dare say "mild" because I have heard there is no such thing as a "mild" case of diabetes) One doctor told me that neuropathy is often the first sign of diabetes before it is diagnosed, which is true. Another doctor (a neurologist!) told me I was reacting to "background noise" that most people don't notice. I wasn't too happy about that one. Once I identified that I had actual foot *pain* I saw a podiatrist who told me that sometimes you can have just leg pain/neuropathy etc without foot pain in plantar fasciitis. The inflammation gets the nerves riled up. The problem with this guy was that he wouldn't consider a systemic cause for the plantar fasciitis, wanted to treat me with custom orthotics. I eventually ended up at a rheumy. By this time my feet really hurt. He hasn't commented on the neuropathy being the presenting symptom. When I was recently on prednisone I had no neuropathy, twitching and very little foot pain. If it was due to my diabetes, why would prednisone help it? So, that's my story of buzzing legs and feet. Its taken me years to get to this point.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin,levothyroxine, sertraline, lyrica, methotrexate, down to 2.5mg prednisone and miserable.