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Thigh/leg pain so extreme I cried for mercy (and only after a nap)!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 19, 2008
  • 02:11 AM

Ok, here's the story. And it freaked me out enough to come on here and ask around for help before I go to the emergency room. Even with insurance, a trip like that can cost me big if its nothing but a huge leg cramp. But, ***n...it was something!

I had fallen asleep on my couch, off and on, for about 3 to 4 hours. After my phone woke me and I talked to my friend for a few minutes, I (tried) to get up to go use the restroom. As soon as I began to move, a pain shot through my leg, centering from the upper thigh (front/side) down to the calf (back of calf, I believe). The pain was so bad that it had me screaming out in agony and crying like a woman giving birth as I fell to the floor. As if the pain wasn't bad enough, any attempt on my part to move the leg amplified the pain. So, after about, I'm guessing 5 or so minutes (felt like an hour)...the pain finally subsided enough to where I could hobble to the bathroom. I was surprised at how bad the pain was. I mean, I saw my self in the mirror and I was ragged sobbing!

At present time, the pain is gone, but the leg feels slightly warm in the muscle.

So...was it just a horrible case of lack of blood flow finally pushing back through my legs (I had been laying on it for a few hours) or could it be something more serious?

About me:
* 28 years old
* Male
* Overweight, but not extremely so. (Just being honest) 266 lbs.
* No history of leg pain, outside of charley horses and the usual
* This was a first time occurance

Thank you all!

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