Why are my legs so sore?!?
June 7, 2014 2:08 AM Subscribe
Dear Metafilter, I am a fit, active lady and my legs feel weak, crampy, and I want to go for a run tomorrow morning but I have a feeling it will not end well. What the fuck is going on with me?
posted by ablazingsaddle to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know that you're not my doctor, and I will try to see one early next week, but anyway:
-A little over a week ago, I noticed that my legs were feeling unusually fatigued. I work in a restaurant and I'm on my feet a lot, and I run, and I've been working a lot and I'm generally feeling a little burned out. But, that's the norm and I mostly feel fine. Until now!My diet is good, maybe a little too much protein and not enough fruits and veggies. I eat neither dairy nor gluten. I get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. I almost never remember to take my multivitamin, though.
I first noticed that I was feeling weak and tired in my legs during the final weekend of a show that I was performing in. The usual spring in my step was just not there. I wanted to sit down. I took a break from running, I ate some bananas, and I hoped it would get better.
It has not gotten better. I'm sitting on the couch, I can feel my leg muscles spasming, and I really don't want to get up but I'm going to have to. I went for a run yesterday, and I crapped out after two miles. Two miles is nothing for me, and I've never stopped a run for jelly legs before. I feel a general soreness, fatigue, and weakness concentrated in my hamstrings and outer hips, extending up into my glutes. Spasms. Tightness. Ugh!
My legs often feel kind of creepy crawling, MUST MOVE! feeling, and I'm pretty sure I have restless leg syndrome.
I called my dad and he thought it was allergies. I'm not sure. I don't otherwise feel crappy. I just want to exercise, and WebMD is freaking me out.