Just wondering if any of you suffer from severe bilateral leg pain? I had this happen about a year ago, but it went away slowly over about two months and I havent thought much about it since. Yesterday, I went to work... some contractors were using the holiday to refinish the huge conference room table. The fumes from the paint stripper were so strong that you couldnt breathe on the second floor (there is no way to open those windows.) I was there thirty minutes and had to leave because I felt dizzy.
Fast forward two hours... I began to burn and ache all over including my upper arms and tops of my legs. So badly I had to take some pain meds and try to sleep it off. I woke up worse than before. All night last night the pain in the tops of my thighs was just agony, my arms felt better, but I thought I would just die with the pain in my legs! This morning, the legs felt a bit better but were still very weak. I went to the ER this morning because I also had an ovarian cyst burst on Thanskgiving Day and was worried that I may be having problems with internal bleeding or something. The ER visit ultrasound showed no complications from the cyst... and the ER doc said he had never heard of bilateral leg pain with Lupus.
Right now its 10:00PM and my hips and leg muscles are aching just awful. If this follows the pattern from last year, this will go on for about two months and let up a tiny bit each day. Walking gets difficult after a few minutes. The mall is out of the question.
What in the world could this be? Could the heavy fumes have triggered some type of immune system storm and this is how it manifested? I am so confused. I cant find anything like this on the web. :(
Mother of four, full time Systems Analyst
Sjogrens, Crohns, suspected Lupus, Pancreatitis Dec. 2005
Meds: Medrol injections; Plaquenil 400mg, Vicodin, Benadryl, Zyrtec
Post Edited (Victoria72) : 11/26/2007 8:21:31 AM (GMT-7)