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Q: Leg pain and muscle twitching

I have been having very painful leg pain that goes down my shin and in my calves at night.  My legs twitch and are very painful.  Lately the pain has extented into my thighs. I also have MS and Fibromyalgia.

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lgh426, Community Member
7/21/11 10:36am

Yes, these are typical symptoms for fibro. but these inparticular, sound like restless leg, since they are at night.  Could also be sciatica but that would be all the time.  As would disc problem.  Ask your doc about restless leg synd. as they do have some meds for that now that work fairly well.  Good luck!

Loretta 

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Louis, Community Member
7/21/11 10:08am

I am sorry to say but with your conditions this is the norm. Thak a muscle relaxer and a pain pill 30 minutes before going to bed. I have the same issues and I also use a moist heating pad. That does seem to help at least to let me be able to sleep for a few hours. Good luck

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Nancy, Community Member
7/21/11 3:52pm

Thanks for info, I overheat so easily that a heating pad would be out.  I do have sciatica too and bursitis in my hip joint, so all and all things just work together to cause more problems.

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Karen, Community Member
7/21/11 12:25pm

This may sound strange,I put a bar of Ivory soap under the bottom sheet in bed around the area of my legs .It works ! Not sure why..but i was suffering with restless leg  and FM pain ,it really helps .Try it ..wouldn't hurt!( sorry about the pun . lol♥

 

 

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Nancy, Community Member
7/21/11 3:53pm

Thanks even thou the ivory soap sounds odd, I will give it a try.   Thanks for the info

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Karen, Community Member
7/21/11 4:47pm

no problem..for some people it yakes a day or ..any others right away

..better thank more drugs ..♥

 

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pay67, Community Member
7/21/11 10:00pm

I feel for anyone with pain since I have lived with leg pain and back pain for going on 15 years..  I have seen numerous drs., have had numerous surgeries including a spinal neurostimulator inplanted...  I have finally found a new dr. in Dallas and she did genetic testing to only find I have Muscular Dystrophy.  all these years and nobody thought about genetic testing.  Thankful I found her and have some answers.... 

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Renee Culver, Editor
7/21/14 1:09am

Hi Nancy,

 

I'll echo some of the good advice you've heard here. Sciatica may be one thing to consider, though that usually stays painful most of the time. The conditons that you have are well known for being extremely painful, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take your pain seriously. Talk to your doctor about it and see what they recommend. And in the meantime, try the home remedies suggested here (moist heat, soap in the sheets, etc...) Another thing to do is consider your shoes. Many people walk around in flip flops in the summer and then wonder why they have sore thighs (myself included), and that can have a big impact on leg pain. Good luck!

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