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Tight, weak, legs and tiredness with some tingleing in legs and feet.

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  • Posted By: onelifetulive
  • October 22, 2009
  • 06:52 PM

Hello,

Let me start off by giving you a bit of history into my leg pain and a list of my symtoms. About one year ago during exercise my legs began getting really tiered prematurely accompanied by tightness and weakness. The pain was/is equal in both legs and does not include any joint pain. Originally, I only noticed this during excercise. After several months I noticed it occuring during normal daily activities. I have always been active, and have been in good health.

I consulted my general doctor who conducted several blood tests. No issues were noted (normal suger levels, oxygen absortion, blood counts, etc.) and I was sent to a nuroligist. The nuroligist then had an MRI done of my lower and mid back, results showed no compression of my nerve bundle. Next we did an EMG, which yielded normal results with the exception of some nerve bundles having a reduced reaction (part using the measurement with needles). This they think could have been caused by a past pinched nerve and are considering a muscle biopsey next to see if anything shows up.

Currently my legs routinely feel stiff, tight, and weak reguardless of excercise or not. I still have no answers and could use any help or suggestions you may have. Also, my legs and feet experience tingleing almost like they feel asleep.

Thanks for reading, I appriciate it and any help you may be able to give me.

Best Regards,

Mike

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  • Hello, Let me start off by giving you a bit of history into my leg pain and a list of my symtoms. About one year ago during exercise my legs began getting really tiered prematurely accompanied by tightness and weakness. The pain was/is equal in both legs and does not include any joint pain. Originally, I only noticed this during excercise. After several months I noticed it occuring during normal daily activities. I have always been active, and have been in good health. I consulted my general doctor who conducted several blood tests. No issues were noted (normal suger levels, oxygen absortion, blood counts, etc.) and I was sent to a nuroligist. The nuroligist then had an MRI done of my lower and mid back, results showed no compression of my nerve bundle. Next we did an EMG, which yielded normal results with the exception of some nerve bundles having a reduced reaction (part using the measurement with needles). This they think could have been caused by a past pinched nerve and are considering a muscle biopsey next to see if anything shows up. Currently my legs routinely feel stiff, tight, and weak reguardless of excercise or not. I still have no answers and could use any help or suggestions you may have. Also, my legs and feet experience tingleing almost like they feel asleep. Thanks for reading, I appriciate it and any help you may be able to give me. Best Regards, MikeWhat are the effects of caffiene (coffee) on you. Do you drink coffee? If yes does it have any change on your leg symptoms. what happens to your symptoms if you drink say 2 large coffee's?...
    Croatiamedstudent 32 Replies
    • October 25, 2009
    • 04:47 PM
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  • What are the effects of caffiene (coffee) on you. Do you drink coffee? If yes does it have any change on your leg symptoms. what happens to your symptoms if you drink say 2 large coffee's?... Hello, I drink very little coffee overall, at most 1 cup a day. Usually I drink decaf as caffine seems to make me jittery and light headed. My leg pain seems to be most severe in my hamstrings and is accompanied by light-headedness. -Mike
    onelifetulive 1 Replies
    • October 25, 2009
    • 05:28 PM
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  • I have this exact same problem but also have it in my hands. Has been for over a year now.I find it difficult to describe but the tiredness is painful if that makes sense. I have had the same tests as you, same results although I came out as b12 deficient. After the jabs for that, no difference in hands and feet. If you get any answers please please can you let me know! I have also had xrays and nerve conduction tests, all negative. This is ruining my life. The only thing they can say is that it is fibromyalgia or ME/CFS, but I know this isnt right, the symptoms dont describe me when I read them.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2009
    • 09:42 PM
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  • Hello, Let me start off by giving you a bit of history into my leg pain and a list of my symtoms. About one year ago during exercise my legs began getting really tiered prematurely accompanied by tightness and weakness. The pain was/is equal in both legs and does not include any joint pain. Originally, I only noticed this during excercise. After several months I noticed it occuring during normal daily activities. I have always been active, and have been in good health. I consulted my general doctor who conducted several blood tests. No issues were noted (normal suger levels, oxygen absortion, blood counts, etc.) and I was sent to a nuroligist. The nuroligist then had an MRI done of my lower and mid back, results showed no compression of my nerve bundle. Next we did an EMG, which yielded normal results with the exception of some nerve bundles having a reduced reaction (part using the measurement with needles). This they think could have been caused by a past pinched nerve and are considering a muscle biopsey next to see if anything shows up. Currently my legs routinely feel stiff, tight, and weak reguardless of excercise or not. I still have no answers and could use any help or suggestions you may have. Also, my legs and feet experience tingleing almost like they feel asleep. Thanks for reading, I appriciate it and any help you may be able to give me. Best Regards, Mikeyes mike we the same or exact history of this muscle problem, i also have same test as you MRI and other test, have you tried the venus doppler thats what doctors called to see if the blood circulaton of your feet or legs are normal just like mine the results are my veins is not normally closing and opening the valves well that causes leg pain ,coldness needle like pinching sometimes untolerable pains, right now im taking tramudol 100mg 2xday and euroflam 200mg 2xday hope i had help! bye
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  • I too have tight, weak legs and tiredness. It has been going on for two years. I have been to 8 different kinds of Drs and I have had $40,000 dollars worth of tests. I am deficient in B-12 and take injections once a month. They also found I was very low in Vitamin D. So for the past nine months I have been taking 8000 units of vitamin d-3. My legs feel somewhat better, while doing normal daily activities, But if i try to do anything above that I just don't have the energy to finish. And then I have alot of pain in my legs and feet. So get your vitamin d tested and maybe this will help you too. If anyone has anything else that helped them please let me know too.
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  • I have been having the exact same issues...for the past 10 years! and it's been getting worse. I've tried heating pads, ice/freezing legs in shower, etc. Aleve, Tylenol, Advil, Tramadol, lyrica, oxycodone, etc etc etc. I've lost a lot of sleep. I'm a walking barometer on top of it. Nothing helps...well almost nothing. Right now, they put me on a water pill and Asprin which help even less. All test - MRI, EMG, blood work - come back normal. Now the bottom of my feet and ankles swell - mostly in the evening. My salt intake is below low. It gets really frustrating. Hope you get answers! Let us know how it all goes.
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  • Same exact issues. Blood tests all clear except Vitamin D deficiency. Doc may also have said B12 deficiency but if so must have played it down because until I did googling of symptoms many months later, did I see a match for B12 and upon taking it, saw dramatic, miracle worthy results on the heaviness of my steps. I didn't realize how my new normal of heavy fatigued legs was so bad until B12. However, I also believe I have either high hamstring tendinopathy or piriformus muscle issue or both because my buttocks area has pain from sitting and from this I get the sciatica - the tingling in body. Anyway, it has been 14 months since I first had leg issues - originally with awkward gait feeling but primarily knee pain. The blood tests came 3 months later - and lupus and lyme (and syphillis) were negative. not a drop of inflammation. I aced my blood tests except for the Vitamin D (and B12 perhaps). I don't currently have insurance which is why I don't have additional tests and why I am googling.So has anyone resolved their issues, been cured?? what is the status?
    headroll 1 Replies
    • October 5, 2013
    • 06:41 AM
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  • I have had the same issue and cured it but have it again now. My legs always feel worn out. Stiff and tired in the morning. Walking isn't as bad but I do construction and always crawling around and when I get home my legs are worn out and I have tried to exercise and it just gets worse. The issue I have is low Testosterone. The key is to get your level in the high normal range. After I got my level to 750 and above I started feeling better. Takes about 5 weeks and then when I started exercising I started feeling normal again. You need 150mg a week. The Dr. will try to tell you 200mg every 2 weeks. Don't listen to that BS. You will need weekly shots. I bet most here have low libido too and this will help. The reason I have the symptoms again is because when the financial crisis hit I couldn't afford to go to the Dr. because of the costs of all the ***n blood work costing me 900 the last time I went. It took a while but my symptom slowly came back. I need to get back on it!
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