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Need help with leg issues

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  • Posted By: melanemac
  • November 18, 2008
  • 03:32 PM

Hoping someone may be able to help me out here.

I began having off and on leg pain with my left leg 3 years ago after giving birth to my son via c-section. The pain was definitely more off, then on for the first couple of years, but for the past year and most specifically the past 3-6 months the pain has really gotten bad.

The pain is really a dull, muscular pain that gets really bad when sitting and lying down. I get a lot of pain in the back and front of my thigh and alot of pain in the bottom of leg, ankle and foot. I don't have any swelling, just pain. I also have been having alot of burning sensations. Also, the sensation in my leg and foot is alot less than that on my right side. If I run my hands down each leg, I don't feel it the same on the left leg that I do on the right; I also don't feel the ground the same way.

I have been through MRI's, CAT's, Ultrasound (to rule out blood clot), X-rays and the MRI did show some issues with a couple of bulging discs. So I have now had 2 steriod-cortisone injections into my back that haven't given any relief for my leg at all.

I am going in next week for an EMG with my neurologist to see if we can find anything there, but I am really at a loss and am getting very frustrated. I am to the point of being in pain 24-7 and am on pain medication almost constantly now.

Is there anyone on here with any advice that I can take to my doctor?
Thanks!
Melane

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