July 25th, 2010 09:00 PM #1Junior Member
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REALLY Bad Pain In Legs
Hi! I am 16 and for about 2 years now, I have been getting pain in both my legs. The pain isn't in both legs at the same time. One day it will be in my left leg and the next day, it will be in my right. The pain usually starts in my lower thigh and then goes down to my ankle and then usually leaves. It usually starts at night but sometimes, it goes all day. I can function but it's really annoying. I play hockey and am active and this is starting to bother me. I put rub A535 on my leg and wrap a blanket around because the warmth seems to help. It feels better when I don't move my leg at all. Last night, I felt the pain but I woke up at 3 with excuciating pain in my left leg. It felt like someone was stabbing my leg and pushing down on it. It lasted all night and I couldn't sleep. I put the rub on (which hardly works anymore because I have used it so much) but it didn't help. I wrapped a blanket around my leg but it got worse. I took my blanket off and it felt a bit better. I went on the internet to see if people have had this and I saw that you should bite your bottom lip because that it a point of acupuncture. I did this and it helped. I still feel the pain now but it is a lot less. I was at my dotcors the other day (for my lungs problem) and he told me that I should go see a pain specialist. I don't know if this would do anything because up until last night, the pain wasn't that bad. I saw something on the internet, it is a disease that is called Meralgia paresthetica. It has some of the same symptoms I have had (the excruciating pain..). I don't know if it could maybe be this. I don't know if I should get this checked out or just live with it? Has anyone had any of the same symptoms and knows what to do to help? Thanks so much!