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Something moving in legs and feet

I have been having something move in my calves and feet as well as toes.  I have had bed bugs for a while and think I may have gotten rid of them but not sure.  I have also been getting a raised rash and red spots on my body.  Not sure if they are bed bug bites but since they are raised they look different than the bed bug bites.  Anyway, I thought at first the movement in my calf may be muscle twitching but then I started to feel something moving in my calves and it was really freeky.  I can also feel something moving through my feet and toes.  Have been trying to figure out what it is.  Maybe its a parasite.  Maybe I got something from my dogs.  Also, now my 2nd toe feels weird when I walk on it.  It feels like my bone isn't attached or that I am walking on my bone.  Weird.  Any thoughts?
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I think it's time to go to the doctor and get this checked out, and the sooner the better. You also need to call a place that specializes in getting rid of bed bugs by sealing the property and doing it with heat. That's the only sure way to get rid of them.
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Hi .  I have had what feels like 'vibration' in my calves... and what feels like something crawling under my skin... it is freaky ! I agree ! No doctor paid it much attention as I also had other weird symptoms so they don't know what to think-- or choose not to think? How is your circulation? How about your Vit D level? I am opposed to taking Vit D supplements because of studies I've read that show it can actually exacerbate the problem if you have an underlying condition, such as MS or Lupus. But, if your D is low, or your have an electrolyte imbalance, I do believe this can result in symptoms as you describe. Any swollen lymph nodes? Night sweats? these would be things to be concerned about. Do you get enough calcium ? Sodium? Good luck and feel better !!
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Can't begin to know what's wrong in your case, but some describe Restless Legs Syndrome as having the "creepy crawlies" or feeling something is crawling inside or on their skin.

If in any doubt about the bedbugs, don't delay. The longer they live, the harder to get rid of them.
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My vitamin D level is probably low.  I do not have night sweats or swollen lymph nodes.  I think I get enough calcium.  I'm thinking I could have gotten a parasite possibly from my dogs or in some other way.  I am going to get this Ultra Colon I believe is what it is called and try this.  It gets rid of parasites and cleans out your system which is what I need also.  I have rheumatoid arthritis as well and take methotrexate.  I don't think it will interact with my medication.  I'm not worried about the effectiveness of my medication because my arthritis may be in remission.  I don't really want to go to the doctor because I'm apprehensive to say anything because I don't want to sound like a freak and I don't think she will be able to do a whole lot.  I felt something move in my leg today and have a burning sensation in my thigh.  Right now I'm just waiting to get this colon cleansing medicine to see if that works.  If not, I will go to the doctor.  I may bring it up with my rheumatologist.
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Hi --   The parasite idea .... Could be !!  I recently had some tests done for allergies (first time anyone ever did this for me... and it was expensive by the way!) -- But my IgE came back elevated, almost 2 standard deviations from the mean. This doc, who did the test, jumped to a conclusion and said I was allergic to mold. ( I have BAD sores on my fingers and toes, they look like chilblains, if you look up chilblains pictures)-- anyway, my point is it made me look up what else could cause my IgE to be elevated, and a parasite infection is one. I still may have a parasite !!? I have a bunch of odd symptoms.  Not feeling at all well the past few days. I see a surgeon tomorrow who I hope is smart enough to investigate the most troubling symptoms and rule out the possibility of chronic appendicitis. ick eigh? My lower right back is inflamed...pelvis? my period is about 12 days late... etc. But !! hey, I'll let you know for sure if I learn more about a parasite. My brother travels the world a lot and suggested i may have parasite before the IgE even came back elevated. -- Maybe you could keep it in mind for when you see a doc .. a simple blood test.  cost for that ONE was $104.00.  It is also possible that you have the start of something neurologic. If you want investigate some more serious ones (ie: MS, Lupus), get your eyes checked! They can tell a lot with a good eye exam. CHEERS !!  FEEL BETTER
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Since the feeling is in your legs only it can be restless leg syndrome, pinched lumbar spinal nerves, peripheral neuropathies of diabetes, Lyme’s or hypothyroidism, or it can be fungal infection.
If you are in the menopausal age, then this is a common symptom. Hormone replacement therapy often helps. It is also seen in people who are very anxious and stressed out. Take up yoga, deep breathing exercise, walking etc to relieve stress. Music and aerobics are also good stress busters. Drink plenty of fluids and water (not caffeine), eat fresh fruits and vegetables and keep yourself busy throughout the day. Dry skin too could be a cause.
The other possibility is Morgellons disease often mimics scabies. The disease is believed to be caused by weak immune systems in people that have contracted the tick-borne Lyme Disease at some point in their life.
Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
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