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Calf pain... diagnosis needed!!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 17, 2007
  • 00:05 PM

what may be the diagnosis in patient experiencing pain in both calves since last 1 month. A known case of hypertension since last few years. taking aspirin regularly. started taking calcium tab since 1 month... by some clinician for preventing ostioporosis. also taking vit B since past few years. Patient has as such good health n enjoys good mobility with freedom from any other disease... medical or surgical. Pain characteristically appears in morning hours after getting up from bed but gradually goes away as the patient becomes mobile... sometimes tenderness can b elicited in th calf region. PLZ PLZ PLZ..... DO REPLY. THNX. ALSO GUIDE ME WIT MEASURES TO B TAKEN...:(

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  • Are you sure these are calcium tablets for osteoporosis? If they are calcium advorstatin, this is to reduce cholesterol and would cause such a side effect (which should be reported to the doctor). Other statins taken to reduce cholesterol could cause this effect also.
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  • thnx sir, but its simply calcium n phosphorus wit vit. D...no statins r being given. n 1 thing more that he usually feels hot even at cool nights. 1 more thing, can i advice him stop taking aspirin if there's no problem????
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  • Jossh, this is normally pretty innocuous medicine he is taking. If he thinks the problems started at around the same time that he started taking the tablets then maybe he should discuss stopping taking them for a while with his doctor. I have heard that relatively small amounts of vitamin D can affect the metabolism, but I think that is rare (it is included in the medicine only to facilitate calcium and phosphorous uptake). Likewise, I think that it would be unwise to stop taking aspirin without discussing this with a doctor also.
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  • PVD peripheral vascular disease.
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  • PVD is highly unlikely as it occurs at rest and clears on moving.
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  • You didn't indicate level of activity... walking or running can elicite muscle pain. Hydration and nutrition can also impact muscles response to training (even just walking)...Also, for sleeping... Hyperactive Leg Disorder could cause some leg pain. It's aggrivated by caffeine and some medications (as well as stress).Even simple poor posture can elicit some pain (e.g. toes down for several hours can make toes up painful)... Just thinking out loud...
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    • January 6, 2009
    • 05:36 PM
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  • I've had extreme calf pain for over 10 years. Been to every doctor you can imagine. Blood tests, ultrasound, etc...I've been cutting everything out of my life, different foods, sugar, bread - anything to narrow this down.... then....I went camping a few weeks ago for 4 days. I ate only super healthy dried food with very little sugar and protein bars. Since I was portaging I did some extreme activity on my legs.However my calfs felt great! I couldn't believe it.As soon as I got home my legs started to hurt again. Since I've been watching everything single thing I do and eat I narrowed it down to 3 things - The exercise, the protein bars and Tim Hortons coffee (I'm Canadian).This is going to sound crazy but it was the Tim Hortons Coffee that was hurting my legs all these years!On the camping trip I drank coffee but when I got home I switched to Tims. I still eat the protein bars and since I'm moving in a few days I've been packing and moving heavy furniture around. I stopped the protein bars and I also stopped exercising. Had a few Tims coffee's and the pain was back.Now I'm not saying Tim Hortons puts something in their coffee. (Their web site says they don't "Tim Hortons coffee is a premium blend of 100% Arabica coffee beans, with absolutely no additives.") however maybe the way the beans are processed or whatever... but for sure it's the Tims Coffee. Maybe it's the Arabica beans.???My wife buys Costco coffee "Organica - Zavida Coffee". doesn't hurt my legs. The coffee across the street where I work also doesn't hurt my legs and the other no-name brand I have doesn't hurt them either.Trust me on this one.... I've suffered extreme pain! Sleepless nights for years! Wakes me up in the middle of the night like some has taken a meat tenderizer to them!I can't tell you how happy I am!If you have questions I have no problem chatting about it.steve askvideo comCheers!SteveYou didn't indicate level of activity... walking or running can elicite muscle pain. Hydration and nutrition can also impact muscles response to training (even just walking)...Also, for sleeping... Hyperactive Leg Disorder could cause some leg pain. It's aggrivated by caffeine and some medications (as well as stress).Even simple poor posture can elicit some pain (e.g. toes down for several hours can make toes up painful)... Just thinking out loud...
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    • September 23, 2009
    • 04:25 AM
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  • Steve, I have had the same problem!!! So glad that someone else can confirm this with me. I was a student for about a year and so I made my morning coffee at home and had no problems at all. I was extremely active - running about 6K each day and playing soccer. I had no muscle pain during this time. Then I started working and part of my routine was to grab a Tim Horton's coffee in the morning. I sometimes even had one in the afternoon. Pretty soon, I began having such pain in my legs. I experimented with my diet for a long time until I finally figured out (just recently) that it was Tims coffee that was causing the problem. I switched to other coffee shops for a while and was perfectly fine. As soon as I had a cup of Tims, the pain came back almost immediately. It's not a severe pain, more like a chronic aching that is very annoying and causes you to feel tired.Anyway, just thought i'd share this everyone - i've had the same experience as Steve, so maybe we have some allergy to something in Tim Horton's coffee. This may sound crazy, but if you are noticing the same thing, then stay away from Tim's and see for yourself.Cheers,Rob
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    • December 13, 2010
    • 07:36 AM
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  • I have also had chronic calf pain for a couple of years and have narrowed the cause down to coffee. Prior to me figuring this out I could barely make it through a soccer or basketball game before cramping up. It always feels more like a calf strain because the initial pain is sharp and then lingers for 5-7days. I stopped drinking coffee a few months ago and the pain went away. I was able to train for two months pain free and just ran my first half marathon. I celebrated the next day with a large coffee and two days later the pain returned when doing a light jog. I'm assuming the coffee is causing dehydration in my calves (despite my high intake of water) and now possibly an electrolyte imbalance after reading another thread on this website. I drink a few different brands of coffee and none of them are Tim's. Since I work nights and don't drink sodas anymore, I may experiment with different brands after reading these posts. Thanks
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    • January 25, 2011
    • 09:26 AM
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