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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 17, 2007
  • 01:58 AM

I have pain in my both of my thighs. It's not sciatic pain as I had that during pregnancy and know it is not that.....but this pain is different, it's more on the sides (both inside and out) and towards the front and it feels like a deep ache which is intermittant. My doctors have done all kinds of tests, I had xrays and MRI of my back and nothing found there. They put me on an antidepressant (?-first time in my life to have taken) and said that it may be post traumatic stress related. I am just concerned that a correct diagnosis has been overlooked. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas? The antidepressant did not solve this problem. I do sit for long periods during the day at work at a computer and I am overweight, which I am sure both of these do not help....but I am working on the overweight part and trying to be more active by walking.....but I am still concerned about this pain. It's just weird and it's been going on now about 6 months and I've never had anything like it and neither have anyone in my family.

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  • Ilio-tibial band syndrome. ITBS...common among athletes, also overweight women. Sometimes pregnancy hormones can loosen ligaments.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am not sure what causes it, but I get pains in my thighs when I wear a tampon sometimes. Also, when I get a Kidney infection I sometimes have pains in my back, hips and thighs. Doubt it is that silly, but thought it wouldn't hurt to suggest. When I first went into labor, the pains started in my thighs. I woke up in pain in my thighs, stood up from bed in the middle of the night and my water broke. Never knew what that pain was, is that what you were talking about with the sciatic?
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