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Why do my legs hurt before or after I get sick?

Why do my legs hurt before or after I get sick?

Viral / illness sx: Part of most viral infections... Like a "cold or flu" will have myalgias as an initial symptom. Myalgia= muscle ache/ pain. Tylenol/advil helps along with rest and water.... ...Read more

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...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

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Why do my legs hurt when i drink alcohol? Sometimes when I have a drink of alcohol, i get a severe ache in my legs that lasts about 3-6 minutes.

Why do my legs hurt when i drink alcohol? Sometimes when I have a drink of alcohol, i get a severe ache in my legs that lasts about 3-6 minutes.

No clue: Some people are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol on muscle, where it can cause inflammation of muscle cells (myositis), but this usually occurs after binges of large amounts of alcohol, not one drink. There are always idiosyncracies where people are more sensitive. Having a blood test that can show normal or elevated muscle enzymes can be ordered by your doctor, who you should talk to. ...Read more

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My legs hurt they get real big time to time real big in the summer I would like to get help with what to do?

My legs hurt they get real big time to time real big in the summer I would like to get help with what to do?

Go to doctor: You may be experiencing edema or fluid retention. The doctor will run some blood tests and examine you and come up with a treatment plan depending on the cause of the big leg. ...Read more

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My legs hurt so bad when i stand to long. Get to point where i feel like i'm going to fall cause of it. What can I do to help me get threw the day?

Legs hurt: Many factors can cause leg pain after long periods of standing. Being that you are 24 yo, i would go to your primary care physician for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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I have ctd & can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel great but if i sit too long, i get leg pain so excruciating, it hurts to touch my skin.Is that typical?

I have ctd & can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel great but if i sit too long, i get leg pain so excruciating, it hurts to touch my skin.Is that typical?

Stiffness at rest: It is very common for folks with autoimmune problems to have morning stiffness that improves with time and exercise. Start slow but try to keep moving! ...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 and are heavy and tired all of the time. So bad that i barely get off my couch only for work where i lean on counter to relieve pain?

May be vein problem: Make an appointment with a vein specialist to have venous ultrasound of your leg veins. Look up doc: www.Phlebolgy.Org. Go to store that sells medical compression stockings and use until you get appointment and after. The socks improve circulation and force the blood back up your legs to your heart. Vein disease can cause leg symptoms and can be treated. ...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?

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