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Why Do My Legs Hurt When I Get Sick
Muscle spasms: I am assuming that the cramps you are describing are leg cramps. The large muscles in the legs experience pain when the muscles contract and don't let go, causing pain that can shoot down your legs. This can be a sign of poor circulation, abnormal salts (especially potassium, magnesium, or calcium), and should be evaluated by your primary physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Get thee to a doctor: Dizziness may be benign, but if you can reproduce symptoms with neck positioning, it may signify arterial insufficiency that could make it more likely for you to have a posterior circulatory stoke. You need to see a neurologist for evaluation to separate this condition from an inner ear or sinus problem. ...Read more
Unknown: I don't think there is one right answer to this as it might be different for different people. Most likely causes are repetitive jostling of the internal organs which pull on various ligamentous points of attachment such as are found in the right and left upper quadrants or for females in the pelvic area. ...Read more
Arthritis?: It's possible that arthritis can cause pain with temperature changes and pressure changes in the atomsphere. Youve heard of people having more pain in there joints when it rains? You also might want to get check for circulation issues. Have a simple abi with segmental pressures performed, check for a pulse that is strong on the foot. http://www.feetdoc.com/ankle-brachial-index/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vasodilation: The most likely cause of the external ears getting hot is a dilation of the blood vessels in the skin of the outer ear called the pinna. This is under control of nerves which you can not control. I suspect that other parts of your body may also have this problem. Sometimes, this is known as dysautonomia. A fancy term but it means that a part of the nervous system is firing off. See a physician. ...Read more
Fluid retention: If both ankles swell, the problem is not your ankles but your body retaining fluid. The 4 most common causes of fluid retention come from heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The only relationship that may be associated with less sleep is less time witih your feet elevated, so gravity brings the fluid down to your ankles. Try to keep them elevated during the day. ...Read more
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