Constant Aching Legs

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craig7676
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by craig7676 on Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:08 am

Constant Aching Legs

I have suffered leg pain in both of them on and off for the last 10 years but in recent months it's more persistent and doesn't seem to let up much. I just don't understand why I am getting these symptoms, it's as if I have just come back from a marathon or like I've got a severe case of the flu or something.

They hurt all the time and seems worse at night when I am wanting to go to sleep. I have been to the doctors several times and been prescribed tablets for RLS and pain killers but these don't always work. I feel my life is over because its absolutely debilitating at times and depressing.

Is there anyone out there that suffers from something similar, what can I do?

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by talkhealth on Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:27 pm

Re: Constant Aching Legs

Hi craig7676,

Sorry to hear about the awful symptoms you are suffering from. We are unfortunately unable to offer any medical advice on the forum and would suggest you go to your GP to get the advice you need. Your doctor is best placed to advise as he/she has access to your entire medical history. They may even recommend taking some exploratory blood tests to find out exactly what is going on given the symptoms you describe.

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Prycejosh1987
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by Prycejosh1987 on Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:29 pm

Re: Constant Aching Legs

craig7676 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:08 am
I have suffered leg pain in both of them on and off for the last 10 years but in recent months it's more persistent and doesn't seem to let up much. I just don't understand why I am getting these symptoms, it's as if I have just come back from a marathon or like I've got a severe case of the flu or something.

They hurt all the time and seems worse at night when I am wanting to go to sleep. I have been to the doctors several times and been prescribed tablets for RLS and pain killers but these don't always work. I feel my life is over because its absolutely debilitating at times and depressing.

Is there anyone out there that suffers from something similar, what can I do?
Pain killers are good, but they cause a lot of problems later in life. Taking pain killers very often and make them become ineffective over time. I would suggest you try daily massaging, and muscle exercise.

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by MissCandyGirl on Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:05 pm

Re: Constant Aching Legs

I know this is an old post but I agree with Prycejosh1987: gentle stretching of your legs will help. Forget fancy techniques: just stretch gently, so your muscles can go into place. Also trying massages may help. You don't need to pay for an expensive masseur, though: just do it yourself with care. And definitely when you're out & about, move slowly. Don't run anywhere: I know the pain in your legs won't let you anyway, but it is still valid advice.

As for painkillers: take them sparingly, otherwise they lose their effectiveness.

I do hope I've helped.

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