Chaya - I have recently had severe pain in my legs, felt like bone pain. I get the RA pain, stiffness and cracking in the AM (and bad weather) but as long as I don't sit or stand to long it usually doesn't cause me a problem and forget it is there. The bone pain feeling only came on after about
20 minutes of walking. It was excruciating and eventually went away when I relaxed. I also get fatigued and my muscles hurt after any physical use. Funny I use to go to the gym and 20-30 minutes later felt on top of the world. Now if I go it feels like the world is literally on top of me. Total pain and exhaustion. Every time I try to go back into the gym, a week later I am in the E.R. again because of a flare. I don't get it. I love sports and going to the gym. Now I have to take a back seat to everything. It is a very sad thing for me. I am not much of a spectator in life. The doctors never said why I have it or what it was and always ignore me when I ask. I have been asking for years and would love a response.
I too sometimes think it is vascular and other times wonder if it isn't some part of RA. Perhaps a mixture of both. ????????????????????
Whatever it is, I do hope you feel better and that we all find out what this is. - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.