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constant leg pain, hurts to touch

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  • Posted By: dihmcdonald
  • October 30, 2006
  • 00:40 PM

I have suffered all my life with what I now know as RLS. My legs had to be rubbed as a child just to get to sleep. I still suffer with this..my symtoms are as just very bad cramping, tightening muscles.
In the past few months the leg cramping are constant...day and night no matter what I do. It also hurts to touch or put pressure on certain parts of my legs. Knees probably are starting to get arthritis but should not make my legs hurt like this all the time. I find myself constantly just shaking my legs while I sit just to avoid feeling the cramping.
I have told my doctor...but he just put me on Cymbalta to hopefully help the pain? I have been suffering from depression since the death of my husband 7 months ago and he feels these constant leg cramps could be part of the depression. But what would explain the PAIN when certain parts of my legs are touched or have pressure put on those areas?:confused:

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