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Old 05-23-2013, 03:37   #1
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I have had these feelings before, a long while ago. I just the other night started to get it again. It is an uneasy feeling in my legs below my knees, not pain, not tingling or numbness. It's almost like a slithering type of feeling that is very uneasy feeling.

Any idea on what this could be?

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Have you recently been doing more exercising using your legs more? It could be muscles. Could it be restless leg syndrome? Maybe a mild case? That's all I can think of. Hope you find out.

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Your description totally matches restless legs syndrome. Make sure you have enough potassium and magnesium ... there are meds for RL, but I cannot speak for their efficacy, OR safety ....

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I have the same feeling in my legs quite a lot and even on my arms. I have also chalked it up to RLS but I really haven't checked into it. i should. At my last blood work appointment and checkup, my doc did a test for neuropathy in my legs and I was and still am quite concerned that I didn't feel any sensation at all when he tapped my ankles. I have feeling in my feet etc and he didn't seem concerned (or pretended not to be).

Anyway, my "solution" to this "RLS" is to scratch my legs which seems to alleviate it to an extent. (Note: I sometimes scratch so much they bleed....looking like the cat has gotten to my legs).

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Thanks.

I recently had an EMG done on my leg because of a herniated disc in my back. The dr. poked me on both legs with a pin also during the exam. Thankfully I got a finding of no nerve damage.

I have been walking more lately so I wonder if that could ha e something to do with it.

I'll try the scratching, but not to much and see if it helps.

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I have had these feelings before, a long while ago. I just the other night started to get it again. It is an uneasy feeling in my legs below my knees, not pain, not tingling or numbness. It's almost like a slithering type of feeling that is very uneasy feeling.

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Can you be more specific , what do you mean by "slithering" feeling in your legs? I get all kinds of sensations in my legs. Tinglin, buzzing, vibratory -like feelings. I was dx with "idopathic" small fiber neuropathy (non-diabetic) by a skin biopsy. My EMG/NCS were normal its the small fibers causing me problems. Do you have diabetes or neuropathy?

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Well, I'm about a week late posting here, but I have restless leg syndrome. It happens when I go to bed at night. It doesn't hurt, and I can't describe it, but it feels like I just have to move my legs or wiggle my feet a little, but that usually only helps for a few seconds.

The only thing that has helped me is to get up and pace a few minutes, then try again. Sometimes I have to do that 2 or 3 times before it goes away. In my case, it comes and goes, but if I don't get enough sleep (also have insomnia), it gets worse.

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Can you be more specific , what do you mean by "slithering" feeling in your legs? I get all kinds of sensations in my legs. Tinglin, buzzing, vibratory -like feelings. I was dx with "idopathic" small fiber neuropathy (non-diabetic) by a skin biopsy. My EMG/NCS were normal its the small fibers causing me problems. Do you have diabetes or neuropathy?
I have D. just Dx in April. I definitely do not have a buzzing or tingling happening. I imagine you mean how your foot would feel when it falls asleep. It's not like that. It's more of an uneasy feeling that makes me have to move my legs.

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I have this too, Restless Legs Syndrome. I've had it for years. In fact, mine are driving me CRAZY right now. I take meds to help get rid of the problem.

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Nuerontin helps a great deal. If oyu can get your dr to prescribe it! I have to have Advil at bedtime, and they affectively 'go to sleep' and if I get up too much at night with my child...they wake up and it takes forever for it to go away! Good Luck

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