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i'm afraid to google this.... because i know it'll just say that i'm about to die a horrible death or something. *edited*

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last night while i was sleeping i kept getting woken up with shooting pains in my ankles.... i didn't think much of it.  It's continued during the day today, sometimes in my shins and knees.  I have not-so-great knees to begin with (injuries) and I haven't been more/ less active than before so I don't think I have shin splints - I have had them before, didn't feel like this.  

Any of you ladies have an idea?  If it was just sore I wouldn't be worried about it, but it's shooting pains... that kind of halt me.  Doesn't feel muscular either.  


ETA:  well this is interesting.  now my lower arms are kind of hurting.  either i've lost my mind and i'm giving myself pains now.... or wait yeah.  i've probably lost my mind.   but still, weird!

by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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justpeachy71904
by peachy on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM
I would say restless legs. From what my doc told me it can hit both legs. How do they feel now.

I am sure the arms are just your mind playing tricks
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stormcris
by Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Eat a banana or something with potassium and see if it goes away.

amazzonia
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Ever thought of going to a real doctor????


becc41
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM


hmmmmm.... good thought!!  except, it's a weekend, and this doesn't require an ER visit IMO.   eye rolling

Quoting amazzonia:

Ever thought of going to a real doctor????




becc41
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM


I'm gonna have one with my lunch today!  it's kept up.  

Quoting stormcris:

Eat a banana or something with potassium and see if it goes away.



becc41
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM


It's still going on..... but the arms thing stopped.  I figured I was crazy :P

Quoting justpeachy71904:

I would say restless legs. From what my doc told me it can hit both legs. How do they feel now.

I am sure the arms are just your mind playing tricks



becc41
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM


Yes... not a new one though.  

Quoting lovinmykiddo07:

Are you on any form of hormonal birth control?

Quoting becc41:


You know, I thought of that... but it's been for almost 24 hours.... and both legs.  I know they can happen out of nowhere, but I don't think I have any risk factors for it.  

Quoting faeriemom1972:

This is going sound scary, but could that be a blood clot?






becc41
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM


I hate how complicated it is to get good fruit when it's cold!!  I'm gonna try this.  

Quoting the_kids_mom:

Try eating a banana. The shooting pains in your legs sounds like what happens when my potassium drops. If you aren't fond of bananas, watermelon or cantaloupe work too. In fact, of the 3, bananas have the lowest amount of potassium.



becc41
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM


Hmm... that's a good thought too.... I've not been liking red meat lately.  

Quoting PerfectVirgo:

You probably need more iron.



Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM


Quoting all_4_my_son:

Restless leg syndrome


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