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My legs hurt most of the time and expecially when I sleep.

Apr 07, 2008 - 68 comments

If I set in a chair it makes my legs hurt to have pressure pushing on the back side of my legs so I keep my knees up high.  If I need to have a BM it makes my legs hurt terrible then after I us the restroom it is instant pain relief.  When I sleep at night my legs hurt so bad it wakes me up.  I can get out of bed and walk around for a few minutes the pain goes away then I go back to sleep again.   When I was a child in grade school my legs hurt me setting at my class room desk I would bounce my legs up/down all day on my toes to keep my legs from hurting.  Several people on my mothers side of the family have legs pain when they sleep.  People on my fathers side of the family are long lived they usually live to be in their 90s but my mothers side of the family no one has lived past 75. I eat a bananas every day and drink 2 glass of milk per day to try to keep my calcium and potassium up.  I have noticed if I sleep with my legs spread apart as far apart as I can get them it keeps my legs from hurting when I sleep.  I recently had a physical exam my cholesterol is 131, HDL 47, LDL 73, Triglycerides 94, VLDL 19, blood pressure 69 over 120.  When I was young I road my bicycle 30+ mile every day.  I had not ridden a bike in 30 years I just started riding a bike again and been riding 20 miles every day for 6 months it makes my legs hurt less.  I am retired at 57 my legs hurt all the time and worse at night. When I was young my legs only hurt when I sat in a chair or needed to use the restroom.  I have been to several doctors some are puzzled others say it is resless leg syndrome.  One doctor gave me Requip.  While taking Requip I was horny as a teenager but so num in that area I could feel nothing, no sensation at all sex was impossible.  I could not tell if Requip helped my leg pain, it seemed like some nights there was less pain not sure if that was because of the Requip or because I slept with my legs spread wide apart that night.  If I put some pillows between my legs to keep my legs apart all night my legs do not hurt at night.  Another doctor gave me muscle relaxers and it does not help leg pain.