Legs tremble/spasm when standing/descending stairs
Ten weeks ago, while in a cast following ankle surgery, I stood up after sitting for a few hours. Immediately, my legs began a violent tremors/spasms that lasted for 10 seconds. I had to hold on to the desk to keep from falling. These symptoms continue until now, although not every time I stand up. When the cast came off, I tried to wallk down the stairs and again, my legs tremored/spasmed so badly that I needed to hold onto the railing.
My first reaction was that my legs were weak from six weeks of not exercising. The symptoms continued for three weeks and stopped. I thought again that it was simply weakness from the surgery. However, two weeks later, the same symptoms reappeared - even worse. It feels as if my legs are about to buckle when standing and when going down stairs. I have no problems going up stairs. I have been doing exercises in physical therapy to strenthen the legs and my symptoms seem to be getting worse. When I bend down to pick something off the floor, the legs tremble so bad that I nearly fall on the floor.
When I walk any kind of distance, I get brain zaps that are strong enough to cloud my vision for a split second. The longer I walk, the more often they occur and they are stronger and las longer in duration.
I have terrible exceessive daytime sleepiness that 150mg of Vyvanse cannot help. I am currently on two medications for depression, cymbalta and wellbutrin. I also have central and obstructive sleep apnea and chronic neck pain.
I spoke to my psychiatrist about possible drug side effects and she stated that it was not the anti-depressants. She also has no idea what could be the cause.
Could you please give me an idea what could be the problem?
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