Pain I lower legs

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I've been experiencing off and on leg pain. The pain is from the knee down to my foot and it's a dull ache. At my doctor's suggestion I stopped my cholesterol medicine for a month and although it's happened Lee's often I still get the pains now and then. And it's been a month since I've been off my cholesterol medicine. I know this is not a blood clot because I've had a blood clot and I know how they feel. It seems to come on when I'm spend most of my day lying down. I am very inactive because I have a bad lower back with lots of pain and I have an autoimmune disorder called PMR. PMR causes a great deal of fatigue and a lot of muscle pain. I've read the description of sciatica and neuropathy and both of them talk about tangling and pain running down the back of the leg. I just don't have any of that at all. Plus it doesn't run from my back all the way down my leg. The pain starts at my knee. And the pain can be in either leg or both at the same time. I've done research on Doctor Google and I can't find anything that it fits which is why I'm turning to this forum hoping somebody here might have some suggestions. Oh one last thing I am taking magnesium for foot cramps that I was getting and that has solved my foot cramp problem.

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    Hi amkoffee

    Have you had xrays of your knees and lower legs.....or an ultrasound....to see if your knee cartilage is wearing....or it may be just generalised muscle pain in your calfs from the PMR....

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      The pain is not in my calf so I don't think it's PMR but my doctor thinks it is. Or what he said was that it's rheumatological. But I like your idea of having it x-rayed. And right now it's hurting me so bad period in both legs

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    Have you had your potassium level tested. That can cause lower leg pain.

    I have PMR too. I also have bulging discs and spinal stenosis. I do have sciatica.

    Maybe an xray of your knees and MRI of spine. I am trying to get of prednisone so I can do regenerative medicine treatment, PMR. On 3 mg right now. Best of luck.

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      I don't know if you live in the USA or the UK or elsewhere but this procedure is not covered by Insurance in the US. And it's my understanding it's quite expensive. I also didn't know it could be used to treat PMR. I thought it was only used for chronic pain in the back or shoulder or things like that.

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    Hi, I have neuropathy and have similar pain. Online try to locate a descriptive chart that shows the human skeleton and indicates where the nerves in your spine are located and illustrates where the pain will be located if the nerves are involved. I would ask for medical websites that have illustrative charts of the human body. I find this chart very informative and have gained some knowledge that has helped me to better understand my health issues. Good luck and best wishes are heading your way.

     

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