Posted 8/2/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Carol and the heavy legs group. I'm also experiencing the legs that feel I'm carrying a ball and chain, but for about the last week I've also had extreme pain from my thighs to my ankles. My BF took me to my rheumy Tuesday and they gave me a steroid injection and a toradol (sp?) injection for pain. He also prescribed codeine because neurontin, ultram, celebrex, arthritis tylenol are not stopping the pain. It really sucks. Until this point I've always refused narcotics, but by the time the pharmarcy fills it (next week they said) I may not need it. Regardless, next week I have my first neurology appointment in a couple of years, so perhaps he will be able to help. BTW, the injections have been a big help and I'm walking easier today. If I find the cause for this bizzare leg problem, I'll let you know!
Dx: SLE diagnosed 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, arthritis tylenol PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
Better living through chemistry :D Donna