I'm female, moderately fit, 49, low blood pressure and slightly high cholesterol.
Over the past few years I've had some concerns that I haven't been able to express
to my health care provider.
I have numbness and extreme heaviness in my legs. For example, when getting out
of the car to go into the grocery store, I have to stop about ten steps after I
have begun because my legs simply won't move. They are not asleep, in the conventinal
sense of the word, but they do return to normal in a few minutes, and I continue.
More recently, my hands and lower arms are going numb when I stand at work.
Last night, I woke up during the night with horrible ankle pain on my left foot.
I felt that surley I had burned, cut or scraped it. When I got up to see what
was going on, there was nothing there except pain and the skin was very sensitive
to touch. This morning the pain has also gone into my shin and again, it feels like a burn
or scrape. Quite painful.
Are these nervous system concerns, or should I look elsewhere?