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I may win the prize for weird leg symptoms..please help...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2007
  • 02:14 AM

O.K. for over 15 years, I have the following symptoms;
This only happens when walking continuously for more than 10 minutes, same goes for running although it would happen faster,
a burning itch in my legs, both of them, with no rash that appears, just severe itch and burn either on the inside calves, behind knees, inside thighs and sometimes top of thighs.
This happens in cold or hot temps, with clothing covering legs or not, and I have this sensation of my heart rate shooting through my chest most likely due to the complete 'panic' of how acute the burning and itching is..and I have to stop and either find a place to sit or park my hiny right on the ground and force myself to just rub, not scratch the crap out of my legs. When this happens, it usually takes about a half hour to have the symptoms subside. I am active, it does NOT happen when playing hockey or rollerblading for 2 consecutive hours, SO weird!! I can not go for a walk or run as this will happen EVERY time. What the heck is this? Any ideas to research would be so welcome as my doctor repeatedly dismisses it as just an allergy, and tells me to just take a swig of Benedryl(yeah, I will just swig this crap everytime I want to take a walk!) :rolleyes: or grab a bottle of calomime lotion and slap on when this happens (again, like I am going to slap on evertime I need to run through an airport or go for a walk):rolleyes:

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  • Try inserting ice cubes in rectum. This will sooth and cool the lower extremities. Also frequant masturbation will take your mind off of the itching.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 01:06 PM
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  • Nice. I guess you know this works from experience. Class act all the way, for you eh?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 01:53 PM
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  • Stop walking.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 06:30 AM
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  • Stop walking.I agree.. since this only happens when you walk than stop walking. get one of those nifty scooters.
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  • Yeah.. you should probably invest in one of those scooters.. you will most likely never walk again. Keep in mind it onlky gets worse from here on out.
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  • Hi, It could be the concrete/ blacktop and uneven ground thats causing your symptoms. Even slight inclines, will cause this. Are you sure you are properly hydrated, that can do it too. You may have a back problem with the sciatic nerve being pinched.A buldging disc, perhaps? are you ok on wooden floors ?Get to a good dr and get some films done and find out whats really going on, So you can avoid any future damage. You don't have it while rollerblading, because you aren't using the same muscles and ligaments to skate, that you use while walking. You are gilding, not pounding your body with each step as in walking. Perhaps some magnasium can help too. Good luck.
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  • See a neurologist; these are nerve symptoms, not skin. It could easily be related to the jolting of your feet hitting the ground. Or try a podiatrist; something like plantar fascitist (sp?) affects nerves and could travel up your legs that way.
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  • Get an allergy test. I had that too and discovered I had a slight allergy to corn. Worth a shot. I had it no matter what too, but it stopped 3-5 days after i stopped eating the food i was allergic too.
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  • I would give up.. you will most likely never walk again.
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  • I get the same thing which sometimes turns into a full blown attack. This is a type of exercise induced allergy, which probably comes about because of other factors. I get it after I eat certain foods and then run, or if I run at a certain time of day etc... Also sometimes is has to do with the clothes you are wearing, or the stress of the shock to your legs when you walk. It changes enough to confuse anyone, because one day you have it, and the next day you don't. Just pay attention to what factors play into the reaction. Think about what you ate, what clothes you are wearing, what time it is, where you are when you get it, the weather...etc. Also, try to focus on other things if you feel it coming on. Think about a movie, or anything else. Trust me, getting your mind off it helps it and sometimes stops it.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 25, 2008
    • 07:38 AM
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  • I had the same problem. I would be walking and my both of my legs would itch so bad I coulnt enjoy walking. I went to the doctor because I also was always dizzy. My blood was real think and she(dr) put me on a baby asprin every day. I no longer have that itching in my legs.
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