Two doctors down, don't want another. Why do my legs hurt?
February 2, 2007 7:51 AM Subscribe
I keep having seemingly random pain in my legs/arms. Yes, I already went to the doctor.
posted by jesirose to health & fitness (13 answers total)
He said he couldn't think of anything that could cause it. I told him it's been happening for about eighteen months and he said to just see if it stops on its own. I trust this doctor and only a few months before I had bloodwork done and he said they didn't see anything that would indicate a problem. However, it's getting kind of hard to ignore this, and I'm not sure he will do anything if I tell him it's still happening (I doubt a problem that's gone on for over a year will just randomly stop).
Another doctor told me that when it happens in my chest, it means my muscles are pulling away from the bones (wtf?) but he doesn't know why, and suggested antacids.
If I go to another doctor, I don't want to waste my money to have them tell me it's nothing or they don't know.
Basically, at least once a day now I will get a sharp pain and it will sort of fade in and out for about a minute, then it's gone. It happens mostly in my legs, sometimes my arms, and occasionally other areas (chest, stomach). It's not at a joint, but I guess the muscles. It's usually just noticeable, but sometimes it makes me gasp or sit up, etc. It normally happens when I'm sitting down, but sometimes when I'm walking. (Getting up and moving doesn't make it go away)
Over the past few months I've been exercising more and losing weight (20lbs down now), and I thought that might help, but it hasn't. My legs are often pretty sore, but I am still pretty overweight, so I think that explains soreness, but not 'random' pains.
Is this really something that can't be explained? If so, any suggestions on how I can ease the pain?
I know people are going to say "See yet another doctor", but I'm really wanting to know if anyone else has experienced this, etc.