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Why do my legs get so hot at night? They are not restless, but hot to the touch. I periodically lose sleep because of it.

Why do my legs get so hot at night? They are not restless, but hot to the touch. I periodically lose sleep because of it.

Nondiagnostic: This symptom is nondiagnostic at this time and more history and physical examination will be needed. Start with having your physician examine you and he/she may refer you to a neurologist or vascular expert for an evaluation. ...Read more

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At night my legs get hot to the touch. It seems they are getting worse everyday. To wear I am not sleeping well. What could be causing this?

At night my legs get hot to the touch. It seems they are getting worse everyday. To wear I am not sleeping well. What could be causing this?

Consider RLS?: The change of skin temperature would be an unusual presentation of neurological origin. Organic causes should be investigated, such as lower spine narrowing and nerve root compression, neuropathy, and restless leg syndrome. Metabolically the causes may include iron deficiency, abnormal level of potasium, magnesium, and other lites. Reumatoid, anemia, and pregnancy are on the list as well. ...Read more

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When sleeping at night my legs get really hot followed by my whole body why?

When sleeping at night my legs get really hot followed by my whole body why?

Restless legs: You may have restless leg syndrome. Legs are uncomfortable at rest but not with activity. Patients feel tired. This is a very common sleep disorder which is easily treated. See your dr and mention you may have rls. ...Read more

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I get hot/warm then cold with goose bumps, lower half of legs very ache, these symptoms have greatly increased to daily, problem sleeping.

I get hot/warm then cold with goose bumps, lower half of legs very ache, these symptoms have greatly increased to daily, problem sleeping.

Concerning: Your symptoms are rather concerning. A list of what this could be is rather long. You need to see your doctor for examination and testing sooner rather than later. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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I have severe body pains and temperature is 98 and 99 my pains like lower back, shoulders, legs and hands. When I sleep it is very hard from me to get up that time my body externally feel very hot but with the thermometer it is showing normal. When I hav

I have severe body pains and temperature is 98 and 99 my pains like lower back, shoulders, legs and hands. When I sleep it is very hard from me to get up that time my body externally feel very hot but with the thermometer it is showing normal. When I hav

Your: Your symptoms sound like you have a viral or bacterial infection. It is important that you be medically evaluated to assess for this. Aching and feeling like you have a fever, and it sounds like you feel weak, is concerning. Please seek out a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get pain in my legs when I'm cold or haven't had enough sleep?

Why do I get pain in my legs when I'm cold or haven't had enough sleep?

Lower pain threshold: Cold will lower the pain threshold and increase bodily pain and heat generally decrease it. When sleep is inadequate there is increase in pain, emotional swings, frustration, increase heartburn, irritable bowel or constipation. Cold will also decrease the peripheral circulation. ...Read more

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When I sleep I get legs spasm?

When I sleep I get legs spasm?

Could be RLS: Consider restless leg syndrome, which feels like uncomfortable sensations in the legs when sitting or more likely when lying down or relaxing, worse at night and usually gone in the morning. Moving the legs relieves the discomfort. If it's more cramp-like, there are many causes including over-exercising, pregnancy, not enough potassium, dehydration, certain drugs, and cold temps. See your doc. ...Read more

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Get no sleep is there a cure for restless leg?

Get no sleep is there a cure for restless leg?

No cure: But there are a number of medications that can be helpful. Talk with your family doc today. Sleep depravation can be deadly. ...Read more

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I get achy legs at night when I sleep what does it mean?

I get achy legs at night when I sleep what does it mean?

Restless legs: Get checked to rule out restless legs syndrome. Some predisposing factors to rule out/ eliminate/ modify include taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) or some other diuretics, anemia, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, kidney injury or renal impairment, sleep deprivation, low potassium/ calcium/ magnesium, and impaired circulation in your legs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, what would you recommend for restless leg syndrome? I get it rather bad at night when I try to sleep

Hi, what would you recommend for restless leg syndrome? I get it rather bad at night when I try to sleep

Consultation: Restless leg syndrome is one of the parasomnias common in poor sleep. Consult with a professional (physician or dentist) trained in sleep medicine.
You may have a sleep related breathing disorder that can be treated with a CPAP machine or an oral appliance or both. ...Read more

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How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

How do I massage my own leg to relieve restless leg syndrome in order to get some sleep. What else can I also do?

Medical therapy: I suggest a comprehensive medical examination and blood testing. Many excellent medications are available for RLS. PLease consult your treating physician. ...Read more

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Was in an accident not that long ago. My leg is numb its like that feeling you get when your leg is sleeping and is just waking up?

Was in an accident not that long ago. My leg is numb its like that feeling you get when your leg is sleeping and is just waking up?

Numbness: You have injured your back and your spinal nerve may be irritaed by pressure on it from a displaced or injured vertebra. ...Read more

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Everynight I go to bed I feel the urge to move my legs if I don't I get this weird feeling in my legs can't sleep because of this, why do I feel this?

Everynight I go to bed I feel the urge to move my legs if I don't I get this weird feeling in my legs can't sleep because of this, why do I feel this?

you're bleeding RLS: Your restless legs could be from low iron from your bleeding, have your doctor check a ferritin level to see if your total body iron stores are depleted. If you are anemic he will need to work that up too. Low iron is a common cause of restless legs. Treatment can be oral iron or IV iron. The cause of your rectal bleeding must of course also be determined. ...Read more

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Is it impossible for me to get energy from sleep if I have restless leg syndrome?

Is it impossible for me to get energy from sleep if I have restless leg syndrome?

No: There are effective treatments for restless leg. Talk to a sleep specialist to make sure there are no other conditions affecting your sleep. ...Read more

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I met with an accident fractured my legs. Now I don get sleep at night. Please tel me how to get sleep?

I met with an accident fractured my legs. Now I don get sleep at night. Please tel me how to get sleep?

If pain is the: Problem - that should be directly addressed. Sleep Hygiene is Key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or > ...Read more

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When I get in the bed at night my legs hurt to where I can only get to sleep when they straight and im on my back no other positions?

When I get in the bed at night my legs hurt to where I can only get to sleep when they straight and im on my back no other positions?

Nocturnal leg cramps: Could be nocturnal leg cramps or restless leg syndrome.
Hard to know without additional info, Make sure you are well hydrated and have no electrolyte disorders, Drinking coconut juice may help. Check for iron deficiency.
See doctor for more info. ...Read more

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My legs hurt at night while awake, it does not wake me up from a sleep but the pain makes it very hard to get up out of a chair can this be leukemia?

My legs hurt at night while awake, it does not wake me up from a sleep but the pain makes it very hard to get up out of a chair can this be leukemia?

Leg pain: My first thought when presented with leg pain at night is not leukemia. Way way down on the list. Peripheral neuropathy (diabetes, meds, nutritional, chemical exposures or no other reason), peripheral arterial disease, pinched nerves from spinal arthritis, knee or hip arthritis, restless legs--these are much more common. If any reason to suspect cancer, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get this pain in my legs that sometimes goes halfway up my back to where it feels like I want to fall down but. .. I have to lean up against something or stay in that spot where I am at to keep from falling. It hurts to even walk and sleep because they

Hello.: Hello. I don't know the cause of your pain. However, severe pain that extends from the back down into the legs can sometimes be created by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Clearly your pain is impacting your ability to function. I recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I get sleep. I have restless leg syndrome and take requip (ropinirole)?

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How can I get sleep. I have restless leg syndrome and take requip (ropinirole)?

Restless leg: Several remedies are available. Best to see a neurologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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I can't sleep at night, and I always get exidy the exidy makes me feel like I need to stretch my legs and my arms out.

I can't sleep at night, and I always get exidy the exidy makes me feel like I need to stretch my legs and my arms out.

Have: Have your ever taken buspar (buspirone). It is a mild anti-anxiety medication. Sometimes, if taken in the evening it can take off the edge just enough for someone to fall asleep. ...Read more

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I have restless leg syndrome most of the time. But if I drink I get my hole body go into sharp joalts nearly all night and can not sleep. Also?

Alcohol worsens RLS: Alcohol worsens RLS and pl md, periodically movement disorder. This is not at all uncommon. Your best bet would be to stop drinking. If you are alcohol addicted however please get into an alcohol treatment program that is monitored by a physician. Please see the very informative website below.
www. Progressivehealth. Com/rls-alcohol. Htm
alcohol consumption can worsen the symptoms of restless leg. ...Read more

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What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while I sleep?

What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while I sleep?

Depends: It depends on what the cramps are like and how you make them go away. Vascular disease is a very common cause. ...Read more

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I have type 2diabetes. Why do I get aching legs in the morning after sleeping?

Could be many things: There are many things this could be. You should discuss with your primary care physician. It is possible that this is something called periodic limb movement disorder which is a correlate to restless legs syndrome but can occur without RLS which is an irresistible urge to move the legs while awake. However, you might have poor circulation or neuropathy associated with your diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm 29 and my uric acid is 8.2 and I get pain in my legs especially when I sleep. Does it mean I got gout disease? What is best cure for it?

I'm 29 and my uric acid is 8.2 and I get pain in my legs especially when I sleep. Does it mean I got gout disease? What is best cure for it?

No.: Gout does not generally give symptoms like that. Sounds like you have another problem. You didn't elaborate, but you may have cramps or restless legs syndrome or another entity. Your uric acid level is mildly elevated. It is associated with gout but certainly not causative.

Try non steroidal such as Ibuprofen 400 mg before bed to see if it helps. You might add 325 mg acetominophen if needed. ...Read more

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Why do my legs hurt when I lay in bed? Not cramping pain. I can't sleep at night. I have to move around to get in a position so it won't hurt.

Why do my legs hurt when I lay in bed? Not cramping pain. I can't sleep at night. I have to move around to get in a position so it won't hurt.

Restless legs?: Some patients describe an uncomfortable aching sensation in their legs, accompanied by the need to move them around or get up and walk around in order to relieve the sensation. We call it restless leg syndrome and it can be due to a number of reasons. Iron deficiency is a common cause. Ssri medications sometimes cause it or make it worse. There is good treatment available. See your doctor. ...Read more