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Persistant and extreme leg fatigue and pain

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  • Posted By: trayusj
  • September 28, 2013
  • 08:22 PM

HI everyone, I'm hoping that someone might be able to provide some insight or at least might identify with some of the things that I have been going through.

About 8 months ago, I began to having leg fatigue and pain constantly. It started gradually, progressing from leg fatigue when walking up stairs, to not being able to stand for more than a few seconds over the course of about 2 months. About 3 months ago, my neurologist prescribed Prednisone which helped with tremendously with the leg pain but almost drove my insane with its side effects (Which I'm still dealing with now even after not taking it anymore for about 2 weeks). I still have the trouble walking for more than 2 minutes at a time, although if I sit down for about 10 minutes, I can usually walk 2 or 3 more minutes.

I didn't have any other symptoms other than occasional trouble sleeping, infrequent headaches, and occasional muscle twitching all over my body.And those are all symptoms I've had my entire life, so nothing too serious.

A little about my medical history: When I played tennis in high school I sometimes would get severe leg and arm muscle cramps. A few times I had to go to the emergency room because I was passing out from heat exhaustion and cramps, but it was always attributed to playing tennis for up to 8 hours in the Texas heat. The cramps stopped after I stopped playing tennis as well.

I also was diagnosed with granuloma annulare sp?) when I was 15, but the skin legions went away pretty quickly (thank goodness)

Doctors Visits: I've had all types of tests done and even a muscle bioposy which did not help them figure out what is wrong. I've forgotten specifically what I've done because it's been so much but I will find out if you would like more info. The doctors have found nothing wrong so far basically which makes it all the more difficult.

I am a 20 year old male former college student (had to withdraw for the time being because of severity of symptoms).

If you have any information please share, I would love to get back to school soon if at all possible!!!!

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  • Did you ever get a diagnosis? My niece has many of the very same symptoms and has been to doctor after doctor.
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