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leg pain

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  • Posted By: dw-sunshine
  • May 12, 2007
  • 10:48 PM

i am writing for my 72 year old aunt who has developed crippling leg pain. it started 2 months ago - pain shooting up the outside of her calf all the way to the hip at times. she is not able to walk more than a half of a block without sitting down for a few minutes to help the pain subside enough to walk just a little further before sitting down again. this is a woman who has never driven a car - could walk for miles, even at her age, and now can't make it down the whole block without unbearable pain. she feels like her life is over. she lives on the fourth floor of an apartment building, yet remarkably the stairs don't cause any pain. she has been to the doctor who "can't find anything wrong" with her. nothing even appeared on the MRI. the pain medication, even aleve, tylenol, and advil cause severe hives all over her body, which never happened before this leg pain. anyone ever hear of anything like this before? i feel so sorry for her. she is such a wonderful and loving woman and i wish i could help her in some way. any advise would be appreciated. thank you.

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