I Have Been Having Very Painful Leg Pain, Down My Shin And In My Calfs At Night. My Legs Twitch And Are Very Painful. Lately The Pain Has Extented Into My Thighs.

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I Have Been Having Very Painful Leg Pain, Down My Shin And In My Calfs At Night. My Legs Twitch And Are Very Painful. Lately The Pain Has Extented Into My Thighs.

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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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!