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Leg and Gluteus Cramping when walking

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 24, 2007
  • 06:24 AM

First injured in fall on a TRIDENT Submarine in 1986. Feb 1999, had partial leg paralyzation due to severe cramps of thighs. Diagnosis - L4-L5 sciatia. Had L4-L5 fused at military hospital in Feb 1999. In Janurary 2006, severe leg cramps and cramps in buttocks returned. Diagnosis from Mylogram idicated need for L2-L4 fusion, with Harware removal from L4-5. Post Surgery in June 2006, leg function fine, then by early September, leg cramps and buttocks cramps return with profuse sweating and rapid heart rate. Sometimes heart rate causes heavy chest feeling. Worried about angina. Surgeon says to loose weight but am un able to walk. June 2007, still no relief from cramping. Gabapentin and Ultram not working. Drink good water. take vitamins and minerals. Very over weight, 6-2 and 388# but cannot get aerobic due to cramps, Recumbant Biking ok but plays ***l with Hemroids. Pool gives me a rash in the crotch. Please help if you can.

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