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Doctor insights on: Fibromyalgia Weakness In Legs

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Can fibromyalgia cause leg weakness along with difficulty speaking (stroke ruled out)?

Can fibromyalgia cause leg weakness along with difficulty speaking (stroke ruled out)?

No: Fibromyalgia is purely a painful total body condition, and causes neither leg weakness or speech difficulty. If your symptoms were transient, might consider a tia, but if persistent and progressive, need to wonder about disorder of motor nerve cells, muscle disorder, or problem with nerve-muscle connections. Find an expert neurologist, and get this fully assessed. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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Is leg weakness a symptom of fibromyalgia? I get pain throughout my entire body then I feel sick and then my legs become so weak that I can't walk on my own.

Is leg weakness a symptom of fibromyalgia? I get pain throughout my entire body then I feel sick and then my legs become so weak that I can't walk on my own.

Not really: The body doesn’t like to move through a painful area, but that is not weakness. This should be evaluated. Fibromyalgia is associated with other systemic condition such as RA, and you need to be certain that the fibro condition exists alone ...Read more

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What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

Many causes: In your age group, may consider spinal stenosis, poor blood flow to legs, such as intermittent claudication, myasthenia gravis or muscle disease, peripheral nerve issues, spinal cord compression caused by neck degeneration. But could well be a benign problem, such as deconditioning, gaining weight, having thyroid issues, even depression your doctor can sort all of this out. ...Read more

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Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

Yes,: If a ruptured disc compressing a spinal nerve going to the leg, weakness affecting those muscles could be acquired. Spinal stenosis, which is widespread might cause weakness in both legs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lower leg weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Lower leg weakness?

Foot to leg.: Described as a weakness in the muscle strength of the muscles located in the leg area, between the knee and the foot. These muscles have a primary purpose of influencing the foot's movement in relation to the leg. ...Read more

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I have a strong weakness in my legs after a long walk, what can it be?

I have a strong weakness in my legs after a long walk, what can it be?

...Muscle Fatigue..: 41 y/o male says, I have a strong weakness in my legs after a long walk, what can it be? It is supposed that 'strong weakness' implies 'extreme weakness' in the legs. In that case that could be simple Muscle Fatigue. Expected sometimes; but one should make sure they are well Hydrated while taking long walks. It may also be necessary to see one's PCP for Laboratory work up if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Feel weakness in my legs 5 weeks after fasciotomy, should I be concerned?

Feel weakness in my legs 5 weeks after fasciotomy, should I be concerned?

Not sure: It is hard to tell if you had both legs involved with fasciotomy or just one. There may have been nerves disturbed that will need more time to heal. If you had any muscle damage from the high pressure in the compartments (ischemia), this may also need time to resolve and heal. I would recommend a good eval by a physical therapist and let them recommend a therapy plan to help you. ...Read more

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After sex, I get pain and weakness in my legs the next day is this normal?

After sex, I get pain and weakness in my legs the next day is this normal?

Yes: Depending on your techniques, sexual relations can be quite a work-out--especially for the legs. Pain and weakness is common 24 hours after a work-out of any muscle group. ...Read more

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What r the causes of weakness in low back an in the legs an feeling unwell?

What r the causes of weakness in low back an in the legs an feeling unwell?

More details: When you say "weakness"...can you be a bit more specific. Is your ability to get up and about SIGNIFICANTLY impaired...as in paralyzed or nearly in the legs...or do you just mean. Not feeling like walking about too much? And what about "not feeling well? " Viral symptoms or stomach upset or both? You may need to get a neurological opinion if your "weakness" is really different from other times. ...Read more

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Bulge behind the knee and now there is weakness and pain in the leg, what could it be?

Bulge behind the knee and now there is weakness and pain in the leg, what could it be?

Possble Baker cyst: It is possible baker cyst, but there's other possible causes. You need to see a doctor and possible need MRI to find out the cause of the bulge. ...Read more

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I still have some numbness and leg weakness two months post back fusion. Is it permanent?

I still have some numbness and leg weakness two months post back fusion. Is it permanent?

Back surgery: It may take several months to fully heal post spinal fusion if there was nerve impingement it may take longer to resolve or there may be some permanent damage depending on the severity of the impingement ...Read more

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I have heaviness and weakness in both legs I am 47 yrs old. Much difficulty getting around.

I have heaviness and weakness in both legs I am 47 yrs old. Much difficulty getting around.

Weakness: Weakness in legs can be vascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuropathic. Peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, electrolyte, calcium, myopathy and others possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Can you tell me if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Could be spine.: This sounds neurological in origin. Could be coming from the spine, in which case it could be related to compression or even inflammation. You should really pursue an evaluation by a spine specialist and get an MRI of the lower spine to assess. ...Read more

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Headache upon standing during day time, sometimes accompied with feeling of weakness in legs, last a minute?

Headache upon standing during day time, sometimes accompied with feeling of weakness in legs, last a minute?

Vasovagal: Usually when headache accompanies weakness in the legs, especially with standing, it's a signs of dehydrations or simply the lack of blood volume in the body. It could be that your salt is low or you are just simply dehydrated. Recent bouts of diarrhea or too much fluid being shifted to the fatty tissues and intestines instead of within the blood vessels can cause it. Rest & Fluids. ...Read more

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I had weakness in my legs in some seconds this night, and had problems to breathing when this was going on. Dangerous?

I had weakness in my legs in some seconds this night, and had problems to breathing when this was going on. Dangerous?

Vague symptoms: Your symptoms are vague. It sounds like you may have pinched a nerve in your legs leading to a short temporary weakness from which you got anxious. If this returns or persists, you need to see your doctor for a physical exam and evaluation. I would not worry and this does not sound dangerous as long as it does not recur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Can you tell me what you suggest if one has weakness in the lower part of the body, legs, bladder what does that mean?

Risky situation: Your description suggests a progression extrinsic compression of spinal cord, such as within the neck, but one might also have issues within the lower back area, called "cauda equina syndrome". Need to see a doctor asap, as this could be a serious situation. ...Read more

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Psoris on leg. Potasium level is 5.2, taking potasium supplement for high b.P.Now psoris getting wrost. Feeling weakness. Why it's that?

Psoris on leg. Potasium level is 5.2, taking potasium supplement for high b.P.Now psoris getting wrost. Feeling weakness. Why it's that?

Unrelated: These are totally unrelated. Also potassium supplements do not lower blood pressure. With a blood level of 5.2 mg/dl I would stop the supplements until you speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength. Dropping everything...No grip. Have fallen twice.

Recurring leg numbness, vision blur, weakness in mid section, loss of leg strength. Dropping everything...No grip. Have fallen twice.

Leg numbness: You are having neurological and or cardiac symptoms and should be seen immediately by your doctor or have someone take you to the er.
Your symptoms may be warning you of a stoke or other problem. ...Read more

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(+) endometriosis, having a bad flare which includes leg pain (typical); however, recently developing leg weakness, could this be related?

(+) endometriosis, having a bad flare which includes leg pain (typical); however, recently developing leg weakness, could this be related?

Endometriosis sites: If the Endometriosis implants are located in the pelvic cavity above a nerve that goes to your legs, then yes, it can be related. Medical or surgical options should be discussed with your GYN MD to see if the symptoms can be alleviated. ...Read more

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45 years old. Severe pain in the legs especially the region below the kness. There is extreme weakness in that region. Fell down after waking from bed?

45 years old. Severe pain in the legs especially the region below the kness. There is extreme weakness in that region. Fell down after waking from bed?

If you think: You broke something or hit your head or are unclear why you fell, please call 911 and go to the hospital. If not, do tell someone what happened so they could check on you. Maybe related to drop in blood pressure after you stand. This occurs for variety of reasons. Would go to take anti-inflammatory medicine otherwise. ...Read more

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Doc, I feel discomfort at my left side of my butt, its not painful. Its lyk somethng tickles and conected 'til my left leg. And sometimes feels weakness?

Doc, I feel discomfort at my left side of my butt, its not painful. Its lyk somethng tickles and conected 'til my left leg. And sometimes feels weakness?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she will look at the area to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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I was walking when suddenly I felt a weakness in my legs and they became shaky. I struggled to my bed and sat down. Its been 30min and I'm still struggling. I'm 22 and healthy. What could it be?

I was walking when suddenly I felt a weakness in my legs and they became shaky. I struggled to my bed and sat down. Its been 30min and I'm still struggling. I'm 22 and healthy. What could it be?

Go to ER: In your age group and with healthy background, it is hard to predict. Sudden loss of power of both legs can range from metabolic disease like low potassium to a neurological disease like multiple sclerosis, disc disease, or even a brain problem. Go to emergency room, not urgent care. If cannot walk, and have no help, call ambulance to take you to er. ...Read more

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I want to know what causes leg weakness?

I want to know what causes leg weakness?

Many causes: Parasaggital brain lesion, compression of spinal cord at the neck or mid back, lumbar stenosis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, etc. These are examples, and if you wish more information go to www. Aan. Com. ...Read more

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I feel so weakness in my legs?

I feel so weakness in my legs?

Have it evaluated: The only realistic answer is to have the problem evaluated by your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I feel weakness in my legs. Can I start cycling?

I feel weakness in my legs. Can I start cycling?

See your doctor: It is not advisable to start a new exercise program if you are having symptoms. Talk to your doctor first and get checked out to see if you are able to do that activity. ...Read more