My legs have been aching for over two years now..

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Hello everyone! I have been having problems with my legs the past two years now. I get bad aching legs quite chronically. I get them at night quite often but it also happens during the day. The pains that I get are aches and not not cramps and this is why I am confused. I often toss and turn at night moving my legs and also try to relieve the pain by putting a pillow between my legs. I just want to repeat again that I also have the aches during the day. I recently had an MRI done with a neurologist to see if maybe it was a lower back problem but I am starting to get suspicious that it could be RA because I often feel very fatigued and just not like myself. I almost feel that flu like or Cold like fatigue often for no reason. My energy levels are really low.

The pain reminds me of pain I would have as a child in which I was told it was growing pains. My legs ache the exact same way they did back then only now more frequently. I just turned 30 and I am a former athlete. What could it be?

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    Hi I have RA but that doesn't sound like it to me, with my RA i have very pronounced swelling of the joints and lots more symptoms, can i ask are you still exercising and keeping active, yours sounds like restless leg syndrome, but because it mostly effects you at night you are going to feel very fatigued through the day, do yoy have a bath, if you do you could maybe soak in warm water before bedtime and put some salts in the water to help them relax.

    If you have given up exercise that could be the reason

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    HI, Yes, I had awful aches in my shins for a long time until I got treated for RA. I also got them similarly, when I was a teen. After being treated for the RA, I don't have them nearly as much. Good luck.

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    Hi Aaron, I too remember being told I had growing pains as a child. I also have RLS & I can tell the difference between my pains! Has anyone checked your bloods recently? One of my Consultants is keen on bloods & checked mine 2 or 3 years ago & discovered that my VitD levels had dropped through the floor. When I started on Colecalciferol, the pains went. I have to take Colecalciferol for life now but my calcium levels are ok, so I don't need to take calcium. Try asking to have your VitD levels checked.

    Good luck

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    it sounds like Restless leg syndrome not RA

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