Experiencing Leg Pain
Never - 0.0%
Occasionally - 13.3%
About 50% of the time - 13.3%
More like 75% of the time - 6.7%
Most of the time, but still can get things done. - 40.0%
Constant, Dawn to Dusk and Debilitating - 26.7%

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   Posted 5/31/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't want to tag on to Cathy A's post, so, I want to ask, how many of us do suffer with chronic, debilitating leg pain?

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   Posted 5/31/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   

I do..I do!  Geez...I just tried to lay down because I didn't sleep half the night with the pain and couldn't get comfortable  It seems to hurt worse when I'm laying flat.  My right leg aches like a tooth ache and burns down the side.  Not to mention the stupid stabbing/burning pain in my hip and thigh.  I've heated it, iced it and drugged it.  Nothing helps.  Sometimes I feel like I have shin splints.  So, tyno...does that answer your question..LOL!  Oh...and they tingle too!  What a knee slapping gas!



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   Posted 5/31/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I occasionally have bad leg pain and I definitely have had it feel like I had shin splints.  But then it goes away.  I wish I could tell you ladies what I did to make it go away, but I don't have a clue!  I'll probably get it again...that's how fibro works for me.
Donna, I honestly think your leg problems are being caused from back problems.  I have scoliosis, too, and have suffered like you are suffering.  But, once my back got better, my legs got better. 
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   Posted 5/31/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
My legs hurt non stop. Unless I am on a very strong pain killer, I can't really function. The doctor says eventually it will subside, but the wait is driving me insane. My neck and wrists hurt too, but I could still function if that were the only pain I had. The pain in my legs doesn't ache or throb, it's just there, constant, all the time with no relief. I was put on Amitriptelyne (sp?) yesterday, and I am eagerly waiting for it to build up enough to the point where I can get through the day. That might take 3 weeks, according to docs :(. Anything I need to get done around the house, I have to make sure and schedule for when my pain meds are at their peak. My sympathies for anyone else out there who has to deal with this.
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   Posted 5/31/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, you defined exactly what my leg pain feels like. The muscles in my upper back thighs feel like they are seizing up and I buckle, hopefully close to something that I can grab before I go all the way down. The is, for me, indescribable [until Donna's elequent rendition of the classic "My legs don't work baby, catch me- I'm falling"]. I am trying to stretch and such, but something to dull the pain/burn/fried feeling would help morale. Great question and thanks for asking it.
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   Posted 5/31/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I have constant, debilitating leg pain, but I also have scoliosis, sacroiliitis, arthritis in my spine, and have had two back surgeries, so it's hard to tell what exactly is the culprit.  I do have lots of tender knots, spasms, and twitches too, but again, hard to tell the cause.
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   Posted 5/31/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
The primary areas for me that hurt is the hips down. Mostly left sided but when it's bad it's both. Mostly, it's the really low back and left hip that are the biggest culprits. I've recently identified that while at work, when I'm on my Monday and Tuesday deadlines, (these are the two different data consolidations that are a weekly occurrence) I come home and am sometimes not sure that I'm going to make to up the stairs to the door. I've found that it's got to be something to do with the way that I'm tensing my legs as I'm working. I've tried repositioning my work chair (and I've got the one with 27 levers that can adjust anything you can think of including hot hot your coffee is) and still it happens every week. I've tried switching chairs. I've tried standing more as I'm typing, but I'm just not fast/accurate enough typing standing up cause my hands are in the wrong position. So my guess is that my legs are just where I hold my stress.

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   Posted 5/31/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
hi im new . im excited to have found this site. i have constant leg pain. on my thighs alot of times it feels like i have sunburn under the skin. the muscles in my thighs and calves ache. almost all the time. the degree to which they hurt varies, but they always hurt. i have foot pain as well. sometimes its difficult to walk in the mornings or after ive been resting for a while. i am on narcotic pain meds, but they're actually for my severe restless legs syndrome, so i really can only lesson the pain for short periods of time. by the way, i move my legs so much at night that i think maybe that causes the pain in my legs to be so bad during the day. i empathize so much with those of you in the same boat. no one knows like we do. my husband is wonderful but i can tell that sometimes he just thinks maybe im not tryimg hard enough or that im "giving in". sometimes i feel so alone.

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   Posted 5/31/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cbear and welcome! You don't have to feel alone anymore -- this is a great forum with lots of friendly, wonderful folks! I haven't been around here too long, but I'm so happy to have found this site -- you can share ideas, vent anger, talk about your pain, whatever.....it's made me feel less 'different' and a lot less alone.....Post whenever you can.....We care....
To the question........yep, count me in on the leg pain. My situation sounds similar to most of you. There are days when I tolerate it fairly well and days when I'm not sure I'll make it through -- but it's always there. It's not always awful cry but it's always there anyway. shakehead Just another part of fibro maybe, but I've also got herniated discs, so who knows!?
Thanks for the query and the poll!
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