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Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Could be serious: This could represent a lack of circulation to your leg at night. There could be other reasons as well but you should see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache at night?

Why do my legs ache at night?

See below : 1. Potassium, magnesium, minerals , vitamin deficiency. 2. Caffeine & alcohol. 3. Drug side effect like antidepressants, cholestrol drugs and others. 4.Lack of exercise. 5. Constipation/irregular bowel movement. 6. Poor dietary habits. 7. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome. 8. Lack of adequate good sleep. 9. High stress level 10.Back pain. See if any applies. ...Read more

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My left leg aches mostly at night. I have two toes that tingle. I also have little knots that move when you touch them. I take aleeve or ipburbin?

My left leg aches mostly at night. I have two toes that tingle. I also have little knots that move when you touch them.  I take aleeve or ipburbin?

Neither: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. Tingling down the leg and into the foot could be a bulging disc of the spine or a pinched nerve. Let him/her decide whether antiinflammatories are all you need. ...Read more

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Calves in both legs ache, mostly at night and when sitting. I sit with both legs curled up when I am resting. Not sure if this could cause problems.

Calves in both legs ache, mostly at night and when sitting.  I sit with both legs curled up when I am resting.  Not sure if this could cause problems.

Insufficient info: Most probably you are experiencing muscle pain in the legs/calves. Need to know your age, any medical problems or medications you take to get a better answer. Better to have a physical and labs to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Started on crestor (rosuvastatin) 3 weeks ago after 2 weeks I started having headaches and muscle aches in my legs at night is this likely due to the crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Started on crestor (rosuvastatin) 3 weeks ago after 2 weeks I started having headaches and muscle aches in my legs at night is this likely due to the crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Possibly: This is very early for statin related muscle pain to occur but anything is possible. Stop the Crestor (rosuvastatin) for 3 weeks and see if the pain resolves but discuss the issue with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Eyes hurt when I look around. Headaches at night. Legs ache at night as well as sore throat at Night and elevated body temp and moderate fatigue. ?

Eyes hurt when I look around. Headaches at night. Legs ache at night as well as sore throat at Night and elevated body temp and moderate fatigue. ?

Get checked: This can be a concerning constellation of symptoms and it would be wise to schedule a visit with your primary care doctor. It may not be anything serious, but better to be safe. ...Read more

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I've been juvenile onset type 1 diabetic for 35 years, and now have aches in legs (thigh mostly) at night in bed. Can't sleep. Whats going on?

I've been juvenile onset type 1 diabetic for 35 years, and now have aches in legs (thigh mostly) at night in bed. Can't sleep.  Whats going on?

Not related: if your diabetes is controlled, nerve inflammation of diabetes needs sometime of uncontrolled blood sugar, moreover it affects the periphery (feet and hands) first rather than the big muscles, you are probably over exercising / exerting more stress on your muscles during the day, or may be not exercising enough, try warm compresses and mild pain killers if that doesn't work, see your doctor ...Read more