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leg pains and headaches

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  • Posted By: healing23
  • July 6, 2008
  • 03:32 AM

hi, im in pain, ow - help... :(
.deep chronic leg pain in back of leg, especially left- recurring almost every month especially after/ around menstrual cycle, sometimes followed by headaches, migraines (including light sensitivity and major irritability), some constipation as well.
feels better during and directly after yoga/ after warm up, tho waaay stiff when in pain and harder to do some postures. pain runs down back of leg, especially behind knee and thru the groin a lot, in the hip/ lumbar a bit.
lying down, resting, does not help at all - feels worse and i have to move - forward bends hurt a lot. legs up the wall feels good when i can relax into it.

want to be sure i have not misdiagnosed myself..
i think this is related to genital herpes.
but i also wonder about vitamin deficiencies, food allergies, SI joint, other stuff...
it is worse when i have been eating refined sugar or drinking alcohol more than a bit - lack of b-12?
ive had hsv since i was 16 - the chronic leg pains have only been since i had a child 8 years ago and they are so regular and terrible, its deeply affecting me, my life.. i dont know what to do.
i dont want to have to take any pills for the rest of my life
its really hard to quit all sugar food - would that even help? i tell myself it would, i try to.
if i have been having a clean diet and i get the hint of pain and i take airborne 1-2 x a day for a few days i can often make the pain go away and usually avoid an out break without airborne no matter what - headache is the surest sign of one coming for me these days.
but now, i am on vacation and ice cream and wine have been almost daily treats and these pains have begun and its been three days plus of pain and sleeplessness- two days off of wine and refined sugar and still they persist.

im hating everything, very sad about this affliction, dont know what to do:(...

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4 Replies:

  • Sounds like iron deficiency anemia to me. Have you had your blood tested lately?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • hmm.. interesting - as far as family goes..i do have a proclivity towards this.. will check it out. thanks for your response..in appreciation, - healing23
    healing23 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Those symptom don't sound like genital herpes. Have you considered restless leg syndrome? May help to research that a bit. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Could this be partly due to pevic congestion syndrome? Do you have any varicose veins?
    Felsen 510 Replies Flag this Response
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