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Severe pain in back of legs upon sitting

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  • Posted By: barbaralee123
  • November 25, 2008
  • 05:20 PM

For the past 3 years I have had a problem sitting for long periods of time, especially at a desk chair. The backs of my thighs, particularly where the end of the chair hits them, gets so sore that I can't stand to stay seated. As soon as I stand the pain goes away. I am somewhat overweight, smoke and drink wine every day (picture of health, ha ha). I have been to a pulmonary doctor, my internist and now should be seeing a back doctor. The only reason that I am not is that upon first seeing an x-ray of my back Iwas told that my back didn't look that bad and my pain was not traditional for back problems. I have no idea what is causing this. Except for my lifestyle, I have been checked out from head to toe more than once and everyone just shrugs. I have been tested for reumatoid arthritis also. I was diagnosed with lyme disease this year and wonder if I have been carrying it all this time and it managed to do permanent damaged to my legs, although I thought lyme only affected the joints. If anyone has any ideas, I would be eternally grateful. Thanks, Barb

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  • I would make sure that you were checked for the other bacteria that coinfect with the bug that causes Lyme disease, Babesia microti, ehrlichiosis, bartonella, mycoplasma...There is also a term "post lyme disease syndrome" and it is associated with some nerve problems
    nckmorris 53 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 06:12 PM
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  • I was going to say go see the back doc until you mentioned lyme disease. You could very well have a problem with your back. I am convinced I have a problem with my neck but no diagnosis yet. But my calf muscles often bother me. So you could very well have a nerve problem. But lyme disease could also be playing a role. So I would continue to go down both paths.
    halal37 96 Replies
    • November 26, 2008
    • 02:57 PM
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