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Why do my legs feel weak and shaky?

Why do my legs feel weak and shaky?

Get it evaluated: There can be several possible causes, some of them serious. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel weak after sitting?

Why do my legs feel weak after sitting?

Weak after sitting: You are likely pinching nerves to your legs. Really cutting off blood to them and they can become paralyzed for a bit. Get up and move every 30 minutes. Set a timer. ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel weak every morning? I'm only 22. Sometimes it gets worse during the day and it's even hard to walk. It's been almost a month!

Why do my legs feel weak every morning? I'm only 22. Sometimes it gets worse during the day and it's even hard to walk. It's been almost a month!

See a doctor: It's impossible to answer this question without getting some more history, examining you and possibly getting some tests done. This is not normal however. You need to see someone to figure this out. ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel weak when walking and exercising?

Why do my legs feel weak when walking and exercising?

See details: They is no way to answer this without being able to examine you. Get it evaluated if it is a significant concern. ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel weak when I drink wine?

A lot of wine?: Are we drinking a lot of wine. If so, you might be drunk.
Or the alcohol is inhibiting your anti-diuretic hormone, causing a build up of electrolytes (sodium, potassium, calcium, etc.). Wherever there is a lot of electrolytes your body will balance this imbalance out by brining in a lot of water. ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel so weak and tired when I first wake up? I am on 20 mg of zyprexa. After sleeping it is hard to get up bc legs feel so tired weak

Why do my legs feel so weak and tired when I first wake up? I am on 20 mg of zyprexa. After sleeping it is hard to get up bc legs feel so tired weak

Weakness & Zyprexa: I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Studies show that up to 20% of patients taking Zyprexa can experience the side effect of weakness. Also, weight gain, dizziness, hypotension, accidental injury. You are also on the maximum daily dose. Please ask psychiatry for a dose reduction. It may also be time to try a different medication. I hope you feel better. Please make decision with Psychiatry. ...Read more

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After today's gym session my legs feel weak and my knee gives way sometimes. This is 6 hours after my workout. How long should I feel like this for?

After today's gym session my legs feel weak and my knee gives way sometimes. This is 6 hours after my workout. How long should I feel like this for?

Work out: This may be just a sign that you over did it. Fatigue after a workout is not uncommon. Take some anti-inflammatories, stretch well, and ice your legs. It may be that you hurt more tomorrow than you do today. As long as it is not getting worse, just watch it and decrease your workout intensity until you are back to baseline. Otherwise, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How come my buttock pain making my legs feel weak/heavy?

How come my buttock pain making my legs feel weak/heavy?

You should: See a physician. You may have a radiculopathy, a pinched nerve originating in your back, most commonly from disc issues or arthritis, if your leg is getting weak and heavy, this can represent progression, so see a physician. You have one of the best back pain doctors in the states right near you in brookline, a dr rainville. See if you can see him and he can help a great deal! ...Read more

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Why would it be that my buttock pain is making my legs feel weak/heavy?

Why would it be that my buttock pain is making my legs feel weak/heavy?

LBP: This could be a sciatic neuropathy or a disc herniation causing a radiculopathy. Consult with a physiatrist (pm&r specialist) for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a severe back pain and my legs feel weak. I can't sit for a long time? What should I do?

I have a severe back pain and my legs feel weak. I can't sit for a long time? What should I do?

Severe back pain: If this is a new or worsening condition going to the er right away is recommended. There are certain conditions involving the spine if not treated in a timely fashion can lead lead to irreversible neurological deficit. ...Read more

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I have sever reaction to a cortisone shots and pills, am I allergic to it. My vision goes out my legs feel weak?

I have sever reaction to a cortisone shots and pills, am I allergic to it. My vision goes out my legs feel weak?

Reaction, not allergy: Many untoward side-effects can occur with steroids. Allergies to a particular steroid are extremely rare. Steroids are the primary drugs to treat allergies. I believe you had an adverse reaction, not an allergy. Ask your doctor which steroid was used! ...Read more

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I sit about 8-9 hours a day for my work. Could this be why my legs feel weak sometimes and my lower back hurts? It doesn't happen all the time though.

I sit about 8-9 hours a day for my work. Could this be why my legs feel weak sometimes and my lower back hurts? It doesn't happen all the time though.

Absolutely!: Sitting at work for such a long period of time can be a drain on your spine and muscles. While at work be sure to get up at least once per hour and take a short walk. It also helps to perform simple stretching exercises a few times per day. Consider investing in a more comfortable chair or a device that provides lumbar support. ...Read more

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Why does my legs feel weak and shaky? My body is trembleing, I barely sleep at night, cant concentrate, nausea,

Why does my legs feel weak and shaky? My body is trembleing, I barely sleep at night, cant concentrate, nausea,

Anxiety: A chronic anxiety state is likely but a checkup with your Physician is needed to rule out thyroid disease, anemia, etc. Your physician may refer you for stress management therapy and possibly prescribe a mild tranquilizer for a limited period as well. ...Read more

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Everyday, im always tired and I have no energy. I'm not depressed... Why do I feel so tired, no energy and sometimes my legs feel weak.

Everyday, im always tired and I have no energy. I'm not depressed... Why do I feel so tired, no energy and sometimes my legs feel weak.

Possibility: Hi, even if you do not *feel* depressed you could still have other symptoms including fatigue, loss of energy, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, weight gain/loss, sleep disturbance. You might get an evaluation from a psychologist. Also, I suggest you get a full physical to rule out other medical causes. Be well, . ...Read more

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Lately I feel dizy when looking at a computer screen or reading on a bus. Sometimes my legs feel weak while walking. What can be the reason?

Lately I feel dizy when looking at a computer screen or reading on a bus. Sometimes my legs feel weak while walking. What can be the reason?

Many things: Dizziness & feeling weak are common complaints with many possible causes. Given our weather lately, the main reason people can feel this way is dehydration, so drink water! Can also be from such things as anemia, diabetes, medications, inner ear infections, and so on. The best approach is if they continue or cause trouble is to get a good history and appropriate physical exam. Likely to get answer. ...Read more

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I am having painful menstrual cramps but the pain is also in my thighs. Walking makes it worse and my legs feel weak is that normal?

I am having painful menstrual cramps but the pain is also in my thighs. Walking makes it worse and my legs feel weak is that normal?

Yes: The nerves to your pelvis and the uterus also go down to your inner thighs and legs and can radiate pain to those areas. If the pain is that incapacitating a GYN MD visit is advisable to find out why. ...Read more

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Legs feel weak and I keep falling?

See your doctor: You may have a compressed nerve in the back causing the problem so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your two legs feel weak?

Paraparesis: Is the generic term for lower extremity weakness, which could be due to many causes, including issues in spinal cord. The top of the brain, a problem with nerve cells, or muscle, or structural such as lumbar stenosis. If you have progressive leg weakness, see a neurologist asap, as diagnosis and treatment is critical. (especially, if only a few days, as you might have "guillain-barre"). ...Read more

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My legs are hot and feel weak and shaky. Why could this be?

My legs are hot and feel weak and shaky. Why could this be?

See your physician: The many possibilities include vitamin deficiency, drugs, medications, infection, diabetes, anxiety, Guillain-Barré syndrome, herniated disc, tremor, spinal cord injury, cardiovascular disease, etc. See your physician for a full evaluation -- sooner if the symptoms worsen. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/tremor. Html, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/leginjuriesanddisorders. Html ...Read more

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What does it mean when your legs feel weak, you can's really keep your balance and your footsteps feel heavy?

What does it mean when your legs feel weak, you can's really keep your balance and your footsteps feel heavy?

See doc.: With symptoms like this I think you should see your doc for evaluation. Wonder if there is some weakness or neurologic deficit of the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Why is it when I get nervous or angry my shoulders tens up and my body aches and I feel weak in my legs?

Why is it when I get nervous or angry my shoulders tens up and my body aches and I feel weak in my legs?

What is question?: You have not asked a question. If that happens, learn to control your anger and consider seeking professional help to do it. ...Read more

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My legs have shrunk and feel weak in the last 2 weeks? They also have been feeling icy for a while now. What could be going on? I'm pre diabetic.

My legs have shrunk and feel weak in the last 2 weeks? They also have been feeling icy for a while now. What could be going on? I'm pre diabetic.

Humans too complex: To know, yet early onset diabetic neuropathy possibility for altered sensations. Crucial to reducing/reversing Diabetes Mellitus & its complications are food choices. A few DM meds can help, yet NO meds available are strong enough to overcome carbohydrate intake. Study: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/6723695, dietdoctor. Com, http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX & my many answers on topic on healthtap. ...Read more

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I was lefting some then supper heave moveing heave boxes my back poped but I didn't feel a thing next day I been in bed when I try to walk my leg feel weak and like it going to give out on me. My hip been killing me and my leg and I been usen temp fix ju

Hello.: Hello. Sometimes it takes a while for the spasm to set in, this causes pain. Sitting upright puts a lot of pressure on the back. If you find that you have loss of bowel or bladder, significant weakness or numbness of your leg that could mean that something is putting pressure on a spinal nerve root. That would be a reason to seek urgent medical care. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may help to reduce the pain. It isn't possible to diagnose in this venue; you could have spasm of paraspinal muscles, a bulging or herniated disc, an injury to ligaments or tendons. If it hasn't improved after a few days, you should consider seeing your doctor. But if you have the afore mentioned symtoms, go to an er. Take care. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I feel my legs and arms feel weak and my body feels shaky, why?

Need a full physical: The most common cause would be hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. It could have something to do with your lower spine. Other less common cause would be narcolepsy with cataplexy. Hopefully other clinicians will chime in with causes for this from their respective fields. ...Read more

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Legs feel weak sometimes. Knees too. Feel hard to stand and walk occasionally. Scans are clear. What can I do?

Legs feel weak sometimes. Knees too. Feel hard to stand and walk occasionally. Scans are clear. What can I do?

Weak legs: Check for CK level, rheumatoid factor, ANA ESR CRP make sure not autoimmune process. Also check urine and check for DM, thyroid disease, B12. What scans were done? LS spine MRI? C spine MRI? Brain MRI (rarely MS)? Did they check for ankylosing spondylitis? spinal stenosis (you are young for that) Avoid alcohol causes myopathy. f/u /with neurologist/ physical medicine ...Read more

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What could cause me to have no enegery (weak) feel weak in my legs and feet when I sit and gets worse when I stand up r move?

What could cause me to have no enegery (weak) feel weak in my legs and feet when I sit and gets worse when I stand up r move?

Too many to list: There are too many possible causes to even begin to list them. See a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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After stretching walking to begin my jog legs felt weak. While jogging felt weak could not continue due to feeling ill. Now legs hurt and feel weak?

Weakness: Is it possible that your feet are not properly functioning? Have your podiatrist evaluate you for proper foot function. You may require inserts called orthosis in your shoes. Also consider new shoe gear. If those measures are not helpful, then you may consider that there is a systemic problem that is causing your weakness. If it is systemic have your physician evaluate you with a blood test, or other studies. ...Read more

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Was on bed rest for almost 3 months. Legs feel weak which I know is normal. But I kind of lose balance but I don't fall or anything. Is this normal?

Was on bed rest for almost 3 months. Legs feel weak which I know is normal. But I kind of lose balance but I don't fall or anything. Is this normal?

Leg weakness: Bed rest can weaken your core muscles and leg muscles significantly. Weak core muscles will make you feel unbalanced. A stationary bicycle and pool exercises will build strength and balance rapidly. Be sure to do lots of stretching too. Pilates and yoga are excellent exercise options as well. ...Read more

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30yrmale. Since 6mnth have orthostatic hypo (ever since I had vitD3 n B12 def N severe acidity).Feel weak esp legs. Why is this happening at 30? solution?

30yrmale. Since 6mnth have orthostatic hypo (ever since I had vitD3 n B12 def N severe acidity).Feel weak esp legs. Why is this happening at 30? solution?

Needs further eval: I understand your concerns. I would recommend speaking your concerns to your doctor again. I would have many questions for your. Do you have diarrha? Sounds like you are not absorbing, and if diarrhea you have water losses that can explain the orthostatic hypotension. on would need to know if you have any surgeries. Good luck to you. Keep working on finding the solution ...Read more

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I sat at my desk for hours with my legs crossed under my chair. When I moved my knees hurt on inner side and still feel weak after months. What is it?

I sat at my desk for hours with my legs crossed under my chair. When I moved my knees hurt on inner side and still feel weak after months. What is it?

Neuropraxia?: Sitting like that can put pressure on the nerve that curles around the top of the fibule, outer small bone, and can lead 2 a compression injury to the peroneal nerve in the leg that is being sat upon. Stop doing it. Recovery is fast or long. Ur's will b long. If this nerve is the culprit, test sensation in the web between great & adjacent toe, if sensation is decreased that's it. ...Read more

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Had pneumonia 9 wk ago. Feeling 95% better. Legs feel weak at times. Healthy 35 yr old female. Do I need to build up strength or from levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Had pneumonia 9 wk ago. Feeling 95% better. Legs feel weak at times. Healthy 35 yr old female. Do I need to build up strength or from levaquin (levofloxacin)?

Pneumonia: 9 weeks from pneumonia is a very long time not to be back to your 100% baseline. If your were completely bedridden. Then possibly. Certainly nothing to do with the antibiotics at this point. Make sure your exercising the muscles. If this persists. Let your primary know. ...Read more

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I fractured my tibia then had a sprain a few months later, how long will my leg feel weak?

Possibly 1+ yrs: Depending on the severity of your fracture, recovery from trauma such as a long bone fracture can take upwards of 1 year, possibly 2. As you are healing your fracture, your activities are likely limited. As a result, your surrounding musculature may become deconditioned. It takes a long time to build back that endurance and strength. ...Read more