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chronic cold legs and feet, ocassional pain

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  • Posted By: shadowbob
  • January 19, 2010
  • 00:42 PM

I am a male in my late 20's. For at least a year my legs and feet have been cold in spite of attempts to warm them. Especially the feet. On rare occasion I'd get a sudden shooting but mild pain in my left leg that soon disappears again. I also often felt soreness in that area after exercise. Recently these particular problems with my left leg vanished, but the cold sensation seems just as bad or maybe worse. It makes it harder to get to sleep at night.

I've been exercising more lately. I recently picked up a B12 supplement since I eat only a little meat. I also recently got some kelp since my salt isn't iodized. Last time I gave blood (a long time ago) my iron was above average though and I still get plenty of iron. I do spend a lot of time in front of a computer when I'm not exercising or driving somewhere on errands. My blood pressure is normal. I can't think of what else might affect it.

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  • UPDATE: I followed a couple online tips and now I seem to be having the opposite condition: Soaking in hot water, exercise, and elevating my legs upon a pillow when I go to sleep. My feet are flush with warmth and pink instead of white. They stay that way for several hours after exercise or elevation. It's much better than before to be sure but it's almost uncomfortable. Exercise didn't used to provoke such a strong response until after the night of elevation. My right ankle is sore though that might be from yesterday's exercise. Dunno if this means I'm getting better or what.
    shadowbob 5 Replies
    • January 20, 2010
    • 02:33 AM
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  • Update: Circulation problem from too much uninterrupted sitting. Cured by a google search followed by elevating legs on a pillow when sleeping (I only needed to once) and exercise. A tub of warm water was also a good temporary fix, but I might as well just go for a walk instead unless I'm about to go to bed and elevate my legs anyway.
    shadowbob 5 Replies
    • January 21, 2010
    • 09:18 PM
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